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purplish

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Facelift after jaw surgery?
« on: December 30, 2016, 01:53:53 PM »
Has anyone here had a facelift after jaw surgery or at least experienced sagging tissue post-op? I had my surgery nearly 3 years ago (so it's not swelling, like my surgeon kept telling me...and now he's ignoring me/refusing to give me my x rays) and my malar fat pads are so saggy! I am only 23!

When I browse forums or ask anyone online, they say that 23 is too young for a facelift, but I feel that my case is different seeing as my face aged unnaturally due to impaction. It seems like every surgeon online wants to do copious amounts of filler on anyone below 50. A lot of their patients have pillow faces and that's not what I'm after. I have a long face and I don't think my cheeks were meant to be full and round (I'd look like Jigsaw). I just want my descended tissue back where it was before surgery.

Has anyone had a similar side effect from surgery? Any luck with face or cheek lifts?

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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 05:57:16 PM »
I doubt any respectable surgeon will give a 23 year old a face lift. But, maybe, if there's a medical reason.

Have you received an answer as to why this happened? Where you over-impacted?

Maybe post a photo of that area (not the entire face) so we can see the issue.

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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 06:36:31 PM »
The surgeon won't answer my calls or emails (I haven't gone psycho on him or anything--he just avoids me) so I don't know for sure. I plan to ask another jaw surgeon as soon as I can. Here ya go!



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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 07:14:58 PM »
Had the same thing happening to me after bimax surgery. I'm planning on getting orbital rim/malar/zygomatic arch implant as soon as the right type of material is available. When the implant is placed, you simultaneously do a midface lift which elevates and tightens the malar fat pad on top of the implant. Maybe this could be an alternative for you?

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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 07:33:42 PM »
My sister got that done in conjunction with eye surgery (to make them almond shaped). It created a very full effect. She didn't have my issue though so it's hard to judge. I would consider that. Anything that lifts that damn fat pad up sounds good haha. What kind of material are you waiting for? One that mimics bone? I can't stand the feel of implants.

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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 06:30:46 PM »
Has anyone here had a facelift after jaw surgery or at least experienced sagging tissue post-op? I had my surgery nearly 3 years ago (so it's not swelling, like my surgeon kept telling me...and now he's ignoring me/refusing to give me my x rays) and my malar fat pads are so saggy! I am only 23!

When I browse forums or ask anyone online, they say that 23 is too young for a facelift, but I feel that my case is different seeing as my face aged unnaturally due to impaction. It seems like every surgeon online wants to do copious amounts of filler on anyone below 50. A lot of their patients have pillow faces and that's not what I'm after. I have a long face and I don't think my cheeks were meant to be full and round (I'd look like Jigsaw). I just want my descended tissue back where it was before surgery.

Has anyone had a similar side effect from surgery? Any lu

ck with face or cheek lifts?



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Re: Facelift after jaw surgery?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 05:08:33 AM »
i have the same issue as you,  would like give a mini facelift to fix the droopy malar pad