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Lower Facelift in New York

A lower facelift is ideal for those who have early signs of aging in the lower face. This may be a good choice for those in their late 30s and 40s who have mild to moderate skin sagging along the jawline and are not ready for a full facelift.

What can a lower facelift do for me?

A lower facelift may help to improve the following signs of aging:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Double chin
  • Jowl formation 
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Turkey neck
  • Neck banding
  • Downturned corners of the mouth

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What areas can be treated by a lower facelift?

A lower facelift focuses on the lower third of the face and may improve the upper area of the neck as well. It is designed to treat all parts below the corners of your mouth, like the jaw, chin, and neck. The procedure’s main goal is to soften deep wrinkles, improve the creases around the mouth, and tighten and define the jawline.

Lower Facelift Before and After

Facelift and neck lift to rejuvenate lower face of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery creates more defined jawline and smoother contour from the lower face to the neck.

Facelift with facial fat grafting to rejuvenate the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery creates a more defined jawline, fuller cheeks, and a more youthful appearance.

Facelift to address skin sagging and loss of volume by Dr. Miller. After surgery, patient has a more defined jawline and cheekbones and looks refreshed and more youthful.

Why choose Dr. Miller for my lower facelift procedure?

Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic facial surgeries, including the facelift. He is considered an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery and NYC’s foremost surgeon focused exclusively on the face.

Dr. Miller creates custom procedure plans using minimally invasive yet advanced techniques, including his NatraLook® process. This unique experience creates a collaborative and positive environment where patients can explore their aesthetic confidence, and he can determine the best approach to achieving his patients’ goals.

Facelift to treat sagging skin on the lower face and neck of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery defines the jawline, removes loose skin on the neck, and creates a smoother profile.

Lower Facelift FAQ

What is a lower facelift?

A lower facelift is a procedure that rejuvenates everything below the corners of the mouth, lifting and tightening the face’s underlying structures that have weakened with age. It removes excess loose skin to smooth deep wrinkles, refine the jawline, and eliminate jowls.

Can a lower facelift be combined with a necklift?

A lower facelift is frequently combined with a neck lift to achieve the best results. It is rare for surgeons to do a lower facelift without a neck lift.

The platysma muscle covers the neck and extends to the lower face. This broad sheet of muscle sags over time, and tightening it as one unit provides a more balanced and comprehensive result. A neck lift smooths sagging neck skin, removes excess fat to eliminate a double chin, and corrects a “turkey neck.” Addressing these signs of aging with a lower facelift and neck lift gives the entire neck and jawline a more youthful appearance.

Facelift to address sagging skin on lower face and neck of a female patient by Dr. Miller. After surgery, lines around mouth and jawline are gone and neck looks firmer and more sculpted.

How much does a lower facelift cost in NYC?

A lower facelift procedure in NYC costs $6,000 to $8,000. This is the average cost in the area, and the total price varies depending on factors like the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and the extent of your surgery. Dr. Miller will discuss the actual price of your lower facelift during your consultation.

How will the lower facelift procedure go?

Dr. Miller performs the lower facelift in his office-surgical suite and can often complete the procedure in less than 90 minutes using local anesthesia.  

Dr. Miller makes a small incision near the ear to allow access to the tissues and muscles underneath the skin. He lifts and pulls underlying tissues while removing excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles to restore a smoother, fresher, and more youthful appearance.

Once the surgery is done. Dr. Miller uses sutures to close the incisions.

What does recovery from a lower facelift look like?

Because of its minimally invasive approach, lower facelift recovery time is shorter compared to a full facelift. There will be minor redness and swelling but should subside within a day after your surgery. Although rare, bruising may occur but will gradually improve while you heal.

Some patients experience slight numbness or tightness in the cheek area, but these side effects are only temporary and should not keep you from returning to your normal activities within a few days after your surgery.

Does it hurt?

Patients experience minor discomfort after surgery, but Dr. Miller provides prescription medication for the pain. Many patients find that over-the-counter pain relievers are sufficient to alleviate their discomfort.

Will insurance cover my lower facelift?

Since facelifts are cosmetic procedures that are not deemed medically necessary, a lower facelift will not be covered by insurance.

Will I have scars after my lower facelift?

Yes, but lower facelift incisions are shorter than those required for a traditional facelift. They are also hidden in the crease in front of the ear. Dr. Miller uses the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure that scars are minimal and nearly invisible once they heal fully.

What are the associated risks and complications from this procedure?

Though complications are rare in the hands of an experienced surgeon, possible risks from a lower facelift procedure include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Asymmetry
  • Nerve damage
  • Delayed wound healing

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