Rejuvenate Your Appearance with a Lower Face Lift

A lower face lift is an excellent surgical option for patients with concerns over sagging on the lower portion of their faces. In contrast with a traditional full face lift, a lower face lift is designed to specifically lift and rejuvenate the lower third of a patients' face. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is an adept surgeon who can create natural-looking contour, definition, and smoothing using discreet incisions. To learn more about lower face lift, contact Dr. Mesna's Minneapolis office today and schedule a consultation.

The Lower Face Lift Procedure

The lower half of a beautiful, young woman's face.Before you decide to undergo a lower face lift, Dr. Mesna conduct an evaluation and discuss your aesthetic concerns with you. During this consultation, Dr. Mesna can determine which type of face lift is best for you. A lower face lift is ideal for patients 30 to 50 years old who have developed substantial sagging along their neck lines, jowls, chin, and lower cheeks. Essentially, lower face lift uses the same techniques as a full face lift. Dr. Mesna can lift and create contour on a patient's neck and jaw line using a few precise steps.

Prior to your surgery, you will be numbed with local anesthesia and given a sedative, if needed, to help you fully relax. Dr. Mesna will then make small incisions that may extend from the front of your ears, behind them, and to your hairline. Dr. Mesna's has been performing face lifts for many years, and uses advanced surgical techniques to ensure any scarring will be as discreet as possible.

Next, Dr. Mesna will gently tighten skin and muscle on the lower half of the face. Once he has smoothed and lifted these tissues, Dr. Mesna will remove any excess and close your incisions.

Recovery & Aftercare

Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Mesna will cover your incision sites with bandages and in some cases, insert a drainage tube. This tube allows excess fluids to exit your face, helping reduce swelling and bruising. Once Dr. Mesna has ensured you are recovering properly and your sedation is wearing off, you are free to go home. You will need a friend or loved one to assist you home, since you will be unable drive yourself.

In the following days, you can expect to experience some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort that can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Mesna. You will return to Dr. Mesna's office to have your drainage tubes, bandages, and sutures removed within the following week. At this time, our team will check that you are healing properly and free of complications.

Ultimately, Dr. Mesna will determine when you should return to work, but most patients are able to assume normal activities within the next few weeks after surgery. During this healing period, you will need to refrain from strenuous physical activity.

Benefits of the Procedure

Lower face lift surgery can help you achieve a range of benefits, including:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • A beautifully contoured neck line
  • Reduction or elimination of double chin and appearance of a "turkey wattle"
  • A more youthful appearance

When you choose Mesna Plastic Surgery, your safety and satisfaction in your results are our main priority. Our team will help answer your questions and provide you with attentive, compassionate care throughout every stage of your journey towards achieving a more youthful appearance.

Contact Us Today

To learn more, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation today.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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