Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Facelift for Skin Laxity Following Cheek and Jawbone Reductions

Lauri Kane, Patient at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medi-Spa

Q. Cheekbone and jaw reduction. Will facelift address facial laxity? Can skin laxity be fixed with a facelift after cheekbone and jaw reduction? What type of facelift can address this even if the bone structure has been reduced? Regretfully, i am unhappy with my cheekbone reduction and common sense tells me there is no way to reverse this surgery without an implant, if even. Are there any surgeon’s here who have experience dealing with this type is issues and what can be done to fix it?

A. Sorry for your troubles! Photos would be helpful. Without an in-person consultation I cannot offer specifics only education and generalities.

Options regarding a face and/ or neck lift are dependent on your expectations and the amount of skin excess you have.  In general, a facelift and neck lift are surgical procedures to redrape and remove excess skin. These include: 

  1. an incision along the periphery of the tissues 
  2. a suspension or re-positioning of the underlying soft tissues, and 
  3. a redraping of the skin with removal of skin excess. 

If the incisions are mini, it’s called a “mini lift”. If longer incisions are require due to significant skin laxity, the procedure is more ” traditional “.

Depending on your desires, non-invasive and minimally invasive lifting and tightening enhancements include: 

  • Sculptra  
  • Silhouette InstaLift, and 
  • ThermiTIGHT are also available. 

Adding filler such as Restylane, Juvederm or fat are useful when volume loss, particularly of the cheeks and temples are desired.

You can understand why it takes a talented and highly experienced individual, preferably a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to evaluate your needs and find a plan that works best for you. 

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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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