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Is a facelift required for correcting submental fullness?

Submental fullness is another term for a double chin. A double chin can be due to many factors, including excess neck fat, loose skin, sagging muscle, or weak chin bone. For patients with excess skin laxity contributing to submental fullness, a facelift is usually required. For more information, read our blog post on .

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Which is better a mini facelift or traditional facelift surgery?

Those patients with significantly more skin laxity and neck fat will generally require more surgery. Older patients usually require more surgery as compared to younger patients. Generally, ideal patients for mini lifts or S lifts are typically younger with more moderate signs of facial aging. Less invasive plastic surgery procedures sound appealing, but may not …

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How do I know if I need a facelift or a neck lift?

There is overlap with and facelift procedures. Unless it's a full facelift, a limited incision facelift (e.g., mini lift, S lift) improves the lower face, jawline, and neck primarily. A neck lift improves the neck only. Facelift surgery involves incisions around the ear, while a neck lift typically has an incision only under the chin. …

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Is bone modified during facelift surgery?

Normally, a facelift focuses on modifying the skin, fat, and muscle tissue of the lower face and neck. Some patients may have a double chin (also referred to as submental fullness) from a weak chin bone. If desired, may be performed at the same time as facelift surgery.

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What is the SMAS in facelift surgery?

The SMAS, which stands for superficial musculo-aponeurotic system, is a layer of fat and muscle tissue just under the surface of the skin on the face. Modification of the SMAS is the main component of most facelift surgery, not just the skin. Long-lasting facelift results are obtained by lifting and tightening the SMAS through a …

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Can I correct uneven jowls, neck, or asymmetry with facelift surgery?

Some asymmetry might be improved with facelift surgery. As a result, Dr. Chaboki may make modifications on facelift surgery to improve symmetry. Keep in mind that a certain degree of asymmetry will still persist and cannot be corrected. For example, patients with asymmetric jowls commonly also have asymmetry of the eyes, ears, and face.

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What is a thread lift?

Thread lifts were once considered a possible solution to tighten the face and neck without surgery. However, there isn't clinical evidence that shows it being worthwhile for cosmetic improvement. In addition, plastic surgeons and dermatologists have not seen long-term, predictable results from such nonsurgical treatments. Any cosmetic results, if present, tend to be very short …

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What are the different types of facelift procedures?

There are several types of facelift surgery. Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of methods of surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and neck. The variation largely depends on where incisions are placed and what tissue is modified during the lift. One facelift type is not appropriate for all patients. Facelift surgery is tailored …

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What is a facelift?

A is plastic surgery that improves the appearance of the lower face, jawline, cheeks, neck, and chin areas. Technically referred to as rhytidectomy, facelift is also known by many other names (such as SMAS, mini lift, short scar lift, S lift). Facelift surgery is commonly performed with other facial procedures, but may also be performed …

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