Question: What’s the best facelift technique for improving jowls?

Answer: There are several different facelift techniques to improve jowls and sagging neck skin. Most facial plastic surgeons lift not only the skin, but also underlying muscle called the SMAS. The results will last longer when both the muscle and skin are lifted and not just the skin. For patients with significant jowls and deep smile lines, a deep-plane facelift with more extensive undermining of the skin and muscle can help significantly.