Lower Facelift

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift rejuvenates your facial appearance by tightening the muscles and connective tissues, removing excess skin and fat, and restoring youthful definition at the jawline and upper neck. Tightening the underlying structure is a technique that achieves results that appear fresh and natural, rather than tight or pulled, as was common with older techniques. Dr. Michel Siegel is known for his artistry in performing this delicate facial procedure.

What is a lower facelift?

A lower facelift addresses loose skin and tissue on the lower portion of your face, from cheeks to upper neck. By targeting the muscles and connective tissues below your skin, the supportive structures are tightened and lifted to create a remarkably natural outcome.

A lower facelift removes excess sagging skin and smooths etched-in laugh lines and jowls, creases around the nose and mouth, and excess chin fat. By tightening the muscles and reducing excess skin, the definition of the jawline is restored. A lower facelift typically takes about a decade or more off your look.

How is a lower facelift unique?

A lower facelift is unique from a traditional facelift in that it targets specific aspects of your face from the tops of your ears to the jawline. When under the care of Dr. Siegel, your surgery is customized, treating the following signs of age:

  • Restores the cheek area to its youthful position for a natural-looking lift
  • Excess skin and fat are removed
  • Natural fat grafting can resolve lost volume at the temples when needed
  • Restores a firm, youthful, defined jawline
  • Creases and sagging skin and fat on the upper neck is smoothed
  • Double chin fat removed

What should I expect during lower facelift surgery?

Dr. Siegel will create a tailored surgical plan just for you. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • General anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be administered for your comfort
  • Incisions will be made in discreet locations around the ears, so scars are hidden from view
  • The muscles and connective tissues below the skin are restored to a more youthful placement
  • Excess skin and fat are removed
  • the upper portion of the throat around the jawline and chin are lifted for a sculpted to restore a defined, youthful jawline and neck

What is the recovery like?

Recovery from a lower facelift procedure will require about four to six weeks. Ensure that you have scheduled at least two weeks off work or social activities after your surgery. During your recovery, you will sleep with your head elevated, and must avoid bending down, lifting, or engaging in any vigorous physical motions. The following are some of the post-surgery care instructions that will help you to have a speedy and problem-free recovery:

  • Take short walks to stimulate your circulation
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking, or taking blood-thinning medications or supplements
  • Eat healthy foods, low in salt

Why should I choose Dr. Michel Siegel?

Dr. Siegel

Dr. Michel Siegel is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He has dedicated his professional career to facial plastic surgery and is widely regarded as being the finest facial plastic surgeon practicing in Houston. His understanding of facial anatomy and meticulous surgical techniques allow him to create subtle, very natural-looking results. A lower facelift procedure by Dr. Siegel is a must for people who are looking for the highest quality care and outstanding results. Never compromise on quality when it comes to facial plastic surgery.

Frequently asked questions about lower facelift


How do I prepare for a lower facelift?


If you smoke, then you must quit for at least two weeks before undergoing surgery. You may need to alter your current medications, which will be discussed with your doctor.


How will I know what my results will look like?


Dr. Siegel offers his patients to visualize the outcome of facelift surgery with the Vectra 3D imaging system. A 3D image of your own face is created so you can clearly see how you will look after your surgery and recovery.


When will I see results?


In the initial stage of healing, you can expect swelling and bruising, which fades as the days pass, revealing a refreshed, natural look. You should be ready to venture out within about two to three weeks with confidence.


How long will I wear a compression garment after a facelift?


A lower facelift may involve gentle liposuction to remove under-chin fat. You should wear this garment as Dr. Siegel advises so the area heals smoothly.


How much younger will I look after a lower facelift?


Typically, Dr. Siegel’s patients look about a decade or more younger after a lower facelift. When sagging jowls are gone, excess skin removed, the jawline restored so it appears youthful, with the underlying facial tissues lifted, the results are exceptionally natural – like you in your younger years.

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