I have sagging jowls and as I get older the worse they get. I am a 48 year old male from San Antonio and I would like to have this taken care of. Could you please explain if I would need a full, a “mini” or a “standard” facelift and what is the difference? I really feel that the only thing I need fixed is my jowls.
While a “mini” lift is on occasion performed on men, it is usually women in your age group (only concerned with her jowls) are reasonable candidates for a mini facelift. We refer to this is a limited incision lower facelift. The difference between the two facelifts is primarily that the limited incision facelift involves incisions only around the ear with minimal elevation of skin and fascia whereas the full lower facelift includes an incision under the chin to address the neck area in a comprehensive manner.
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