Lower Facelift – Jowl Lift in Sydney by Dr Turner
Many patients wait until they see the early signs of ageing then consider facial rejuvenation surgery. The primary goal is to reverse the ageing process and get a more youthful appearance. For younger patients, a lower facelift can be tailored towards their unique facial rejuvenation goals.
A Lower facelift is generally suited to patients with ageing of the lower face. An upper facelift or short scar facelifts that doesn’t focus on jowls can help patients with pronounced ageing of the upper face.
Dr Scott Turner is one of Sydney’s top facelift plastic surgeons and is an expert in creating facial harmony and restoring a youthful appearance. He can create a customised facial treatment plan that’s perfect for you.
Understanding the Different Types of Facelifts
As your body ages, the skin starts to lose its elasticity. The facial tissues also lose their volume. With time, the jowls on the lower section of the face develop loose skin, wrinkles and sag into the neck. Although this is a normal element of the ageing process, many patients have a lower facelift to turn back the clock.
It is important to understand which type of facelift is best for you. The first thing is to understand the terms “lower face”, “upper face”, and “midface”. Hence the terms “lower facelift”, “upper facelift”, and “midface lift”.
An upper face procedure targets anything above the eyes, such as the forehead and brow line.
Whereas the midface procedure is more focused on the area from the corners of the eyes to the mouth, for an improvement of the cheeks, nasolabial fold and upper lip area.
A lower face procedure targets all the areas of facial ageing below the corners of the mouth. The procedure can help target the jawline (jowls), laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and neck skin laxity, skin. In other words, the procedure targets the lower two-thirds of a patient’s face.
A traditional facelift and neck lift is designed to comprehensively treat moderate to severe ageing around the midface and lower face area. It’s more extensive and has a longer recovery time. However, the final results are a lot more visible. This procedure can help bring back the youthful contour on the neck and face.
Before and After Facelift Photos
The information provided is for general purposes only, it is not intended to replace a professional consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Invasive procedures carry inherent risks and potential complications which will be discussed in detail. Results vary and should be used only as a guide as every client is unique, which is why a second opinion is advisable. Learn more about the risks of plastic surgery at https://drturner.com.au/patient-resources/risks-complications-of-surgery/
What Is the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Lower Facelift?
The mini facelift, often referred to as a short-scar facelift is a procedure best meant for younger individuals. This procedure uses a smaller incision that is located in front of the ear and extends up into the temporal area, with no scar extending behind the ear. Due to the smaller incision, the area of improvement is mostly limited to the midface area only.
A lower facelift has a longer incision that starts in front of the ear and extends around the ear into the posterior hairline, often combined with a small incision under the chin. This extra exposure allows much more extensive elevation of the lower cheek, jowl and neck region for a much more dramatic improvement of the lower face and neck region.
Lower Face Lift Vs. Neck Lift: What’s the Difference?
A question that is often asked is “what is the difference between a neck lift and a lower facelift”?
Basically, these are similar procedures. A lower facelift includes a neck lift as part of the procedure. As part of a neck lift or lower facelift, the SMAS in the lower aspect of the cheek is lifted and tightened which corrects any jowls that have formed, while the platysma muscle in the neck is restored to a more youthful position, with excess fatty tissue removed.
While a more comprehensive, traditional face and neck lift procedure combines both the mid face and lower face lift procedures to correct all aspects of facial aging, including the upper and lower cheek, nasolabial fold, marionette lines, jowl formation as well as laxity in the neck region.
Five Areas of the Face Treated with a Lower Facelift
When your skin starts to sag, it can completely change the shape and overall look of the face, particularly some facial features that you used to find appealing. That’s where a lower facelift can help. This highly customised procedure is mostly performed on patients over the age of 50.
With that in mind, a lower facelift is meant to re-drape the skin and give a smoother appearance to the lower face and neck areas. It can target the following five areas of the face.
- Corners of the mouth
- Deep wrinkles on the face
- Loose jawline skin
- Loose neck skin
Lower Facelift Sydney Cost & Prices – How much is Lower Facelift Surgery in Sydney?
All surgery is customised for your needs which Dr Turner’s team will give you a price for, this price will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you choose and the length of your surgery & stay. It will include aftercare, follow-up and extra post-op services that you need.
After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees.
Funding Your Facelift Surgery
We can also provide information on a Facelift Surgery Payment Plan and medical finance, and different methods of payment. If your facelift is for purely cosmetic purposes it is unlikely that a Medicare rebate or Private Health Insurance subsidy would apply.
FAQs about Lower Facelift
Your face will continue to age, however, lower facelift surgery results often last 10 to 15 years. If you’ve had any areas that the surgery didn’t tighten, then they will age normally and keep losing elasticity. That’s why a lot of patients combine treatments.
Bruising and swelling are normal, accompanied by some pain and discomfort. But the pain medication you are taking should keep you comfortable and most patients don’t require any pain medication within 3 to 5 days after the surgery. If you are experiencing severe pain, or the pain meds are causing you problems, talk to your surgeon.
Generally speaking, a lower facelift is not recommended for a patient younger than 40. Ideally, you should be in your 50s or 60s for best results.
It will vary based on the results you want. Most of the time, the incision starts at hairline close to the temples on both sides. The incision continues along the contours of the ear in front and behind, continuing into the hairline behind the ears. Most patients also need a small incision under the chin.
For someone who has sagging jowls or substantial laxity in this area, a neck lift or lower facelift surgery is the most popular choice of surgery.
During a facelift, if the skin flaps creates too much tension at the earlobe attachment point this can distort the earlobe, which is known as a “pixie ear”. The ear adopts a more pulled or stuck-on appearance, which for some patients may be off-putting. When the pixie ear is too severe, surgeons may suggest you get a revision treatment.
Your Facelift Consultation with Dr Turner
If you’re considering a facelift procedure, the very first step will be to meet with Dr Turner for a personal one-on-one consultation at one of his Sydney or Newcastle clinics. For many patients, we understand that this is a major decision, so we want to make the entire process as comfortable as possible. We’re here to explain each procedure in detail, so that you’re confident with your final decision.
To begin, Dr Turner will help you determine what procedure would be best, based on a number of key factors. Of course, every patient is unique, not only in terms of their skin and facial structure but also their wants and needs. Dr Turner will guide you, discussing the options available from non-surgical techniques to improve your facial appearance, to a mini-facelift technique through to a full facelift for the maximum benefit so that you can achieve the results you desire.
Dr Turner and his team will
- Review different facelift and facial procedure options with you.
- Discuss all potential risks involved with facelift surgery.
- Outline how the surgery is performed
- Provide an explanation of what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.
- Provide detailed cost and payment information.
- Take photos and perform an examination
- Answer all your questions.
Medical References – More About Lower Facelift Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery Statistics Australia & Around the World
- Comparing upper facelift, mid facelift and lower facelift
- Facelift Guide
- How long does a face lift last?
- Facelifts: Improving the long-term outcomes of lower face and neck rejuvenation surgery: The lower face and neck rejuvenation combined method
About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform excellent cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results you are looking for. Dr Scott Turner has a specific focus on Face and Body elective surgeries in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.
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- A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
- Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
- Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral
Making The Most Of Your Consultation
- Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
- You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
- Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided
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How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner
- You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment
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