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Lower Face Lift Surgery

Gravity, environmental damage and age all contribute to loose or sagging skin on the lower face and neck. To treat this problem, patients may consider a lower face lift.

To find out more about lower face lift surgery, please call (408) 946-9453or contact us online.

Is Lower Face Lift For You?

Lower face lifts are usually for men and women who have sagging or wrinkling skin. Some providers say it's best for patients between the ages of 35 and 50, but any patient who has a problem with the skin of their jawline and neck could be a candidate.

What Types of Skin Problems Does a Lower Face Lift Treat?

Lower face lift surgery treats a variety of problems including:

How is a Lower Face Lift Performed?

During a lower face lift, the provider will make a small incision or cut in front of the ear that extends back into the hairline. This allows the provider to reposition the tissues under the skin. Any excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is repositioned so it is tighter and some wrinkles are smoothed. 

Your provider may also perform liposuction at the same time to remove any excess fat deposits or add a chin implant if necessary. Not every patient will need these interventions.

What to Expect During Lower Face Lift Surgery

The procedure is completed under local anesthesia—this means the patient is awake and given injections of numbing medication where needed. In some cases, patients may be given a prescription for a pill that can be taken before the procedure to help them relax if they feel nervous.

Healing usually takes between 7-10 days. Patients will have some soreness and bruising but should not have significant pain. Because patients are not asleep for the surgery, he or she can eat immediately following the procedure and won't have any nausea or vomiting. 

Patients will need to wear a compression dressing over their incisions for two weeks and scars can take up to 3 months to heal.

Request Additional Information

Is lower face lift surgery right for you? To find out, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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