Does a Facelift Affect Your Smile?

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: December 14, 2020
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Facelift Surgery and the Smile

Facelift surgery focuses on the area of the face between the cheeks and the neck. In some cases, the procedure will stop at the jawline. In others, it will continue to the collarbone. This is dependent on the needs of the individual.

During facelift surgery, muscles are lifted and firmed in the lower two-thirds of the face. Excess skin, particularly around the jawline, chin, and neck, is removed during facelift surgery as well, allowing for a firming and lifting of the entire area.

Facelift surgery can help to lift and smooth the neck, addressing issues such as turkey waddle and crepe neck. It can eliminate sagging jowls and double chin, and it can lift sagging cheeks to produce a more youthful and attractive shape to the face. 

Facelift surgery does not improve the area around the eyes, lift sagging eyebrows, or smooth creases across the forehead. Nor, when performed correctly, does it change your smile.

Facelift and the Smile

Facelift surgery is not designed to address lip asymmetry or other issues that may impact the smile. If you are interested in eliminating fine lines and deep wrinkles around the lips or in lip enhancement to produce a more noticeable pout, a dermal filler will likely be your best option. These nonsurgical treatments are designed to add volume and ideal form to the treatment area – and can continue to produce pleasing results for several months or even years. During your initial consolation, we will carefully assess your areas of concern and help you determine which procedure (or combination thereof) will best meet your needs.

Facelift surgery will not affect your smile when performed appropriately. You can help to ensure the most pleasing and reliable results by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Remember, anyone with a medical degree can call himself a “cosmetic surgeon.” Only someone who has met the standards and rigorous requirements for board-certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), can call himself a plastic surgeon. The ABPS is the only certifying board for plastic surgeons that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering facelift surgery, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Levi Young welcomes men and women from Kansas City and all surrounding areas of Kansas and Missouri.