People generally know their body better than anyone else, including their physician. However, people do not always have the medical language to explain what they see when they look in a mirror. For example, you may have heard and understand the term “jowling” but do not quite feel like that fully explains what you see.
As explained in a previous blog post (4 Benefits of the Extended Deep Plane Facelift), the extended deep plane facelift can address multiple signs of aging of the lower two-thirds of the face as well as the neck in a manner that other facelift approaches cannot.
However, the upper one-third of the face and the upper lip also undergo age-related changes, which no facelift approach can address. The lateral temporal lift and lip lift are complementary procedures to the extended deep plane facelift and neck lift.
The red portion of the upper lip thins and loses definition. The skin between the red portion of the upper lip and the base of the nose lengthens. The lip lift can address these changes.
The sides of the brow droop, hanging over the edge of the eyes. The lateral temporal lift can address these changes.
In summary, the extended deep plane facelift, neck lift, lateral temporal lift, and lip lift can address the signs of facial aging comprehensively.