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What’s the Difference Between a Lower and a Full Facelift?

You can reverse signs of aging through a facelift. This cosmetic procedure is designed to lift your face by tightening the skin. There are two types of a facelift: a lower facelift and a full facelift. Continue reading to find out.

What’s a Lower Facelift?

A lower facelift addresses signs of aging in the lower part of your face, especially below your mouth. If the skin on your jawline is sagging and you have noticeable nasolabial folds, your plastic surgeon will recommend you have a lower facelift.

A lower facelift mainly focuses on the areas below the corners of your mouth, including marionette lines, the submental area (under your chin), and the neck area. Its main purpose is to relax these areas’ fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps restore a youthful appearance to the creases around your mouth, get rid of excess skin around your neck and chin, and tighten the loose skin on your jowls.

What’s a Full Facelift?

Also referred to as the traditional facelift, a complete facelift is a plastic surgery that targets severe signs of aging on your face like drooping skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Unlike the lower facelift, which focuses on the lower part of your face, a complete facelift focuses on the entire face. Therefore, it’s the most comprehensive solution to signs of aging on your face.

A complete facelift involves making a tiny incision near your hairline and extending it down to your temples and the base of your ears. The surgeon then removes excess skin and tightens the facial muscles under the skin to give your face a lifted look. Then they’ll tighten the skin and close the incisions with stitches.

A full facelift will address signs of aging in the middle of your face. If you have drooping cheeks and wrinkles under your lower eyelids, A lower facelift will be more effective if full facelift may help address the problem of jowls. If you arechin and jowls, a lower facelift will be more effective.