What’s the best facelift technique for improving jowls?
All facelifting techniques will improve the jowls. Each facelifting technique that I use involves elevation of the soft tissue of the face beneath the skin. This layer of tissue is referred to as the SMAS. Different facelifting techniques involve different methods of lifting the SMAS, but all facelifts should elevate this SMAS layer to get rid of the jowls. The specific facelift technique your surgeon will choose will depend on how many other areas of your face and neck need to be addressed to create a youthful and well balanced face. Where mini facelifts will effectively elevate the jowls, more extensive full facelift techniques will address the jowls, the cheeks, and the neck.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld