Archive for January 27th, 2009

We were asked if lower facelifts pull your lips horizontally?

January 27th, 2009 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Does a facelift unnaturally pull your lips?

A patient recently asked whether lower facelifts can unnaturally pull her lips. She wondered whether she would be better off with a ‘vertical facelift’.

Here’s the answer. The so-called vertical vector facelifts that are done via incisions in the temple area or in the lower lids to address the midface cannot adequately address the lower face and neck. While there may be some improvement in jowling with these procedures, it is usually not substantial. Any excess tension in an attempt to get more improvement of the jawline can result in movement of the hairline and other problems. Read more

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