Examining How the Lower Face Ages

The lower face ages in a very predictable manner.  After decades of studying this very issue, specialists like Dr. Garcia have found simple ways to address the signs of aging in this area.

The lower face has 2 components:  the upper zone; the area from the temple to the jawline and the lower zone; the area from the jawline to the collar bones.

It was once thought that the midface (upper zone) aged inward to the nose, thereby justifying the “pulled” look, where one would look like they were stretched beyond normal.  Of consequence, studies conducted in the last 20 years have indicated that the face in fact falls down and in towards the mouth, causing the downturn of the mouth, the marionette lines, the jowls, and the area adjacent to that called the pre-jowl sulcus to form.

Aging to the lower face (lower zone) manifests itself as 2 vertical bands in the neck and loose skin to the lower neck.

The treatment for aging in the lower face is relatively straight forward. That is, we reverse the signs of aging by working in the opposing direction to the aging process.  If the cheek falls down and in, we lift it up and out.  If the neck has fallen down and the bands have split in the middle, we lift it by tightening the bands.

The purpose of aging face surgery is to address the signs of aging without making you looking like a procedure was done.  Dr. Roberto Garcia has extensive experience addressing the signs of aging in the lower face.  In fact, he has performed thousands of these procedures!  The results are amazing, in that all his patients look younger, refreshed, and natural.  I encourage you to look at his extensive before and after photo gallery under minilfit or facelift surgery.  In fact, you will find that Dr. Garcia has the most extensive collection in the Southeast!

Should you have questions, call one of our consultants at (904) 686-8020 or go to the i-Books store to obtain your free copy of Dr. Garcia’s newest book, “The Art of Facial Aesthetics”.

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