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brisbane, Australia

I have a question about macs f/l i had 6 months ago
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I still have jowls especially one side that looks like a fat pad has fallen down onto the jaw because when i smile my face on that side caves in just under cheek. Could that have happened? I will need to have a revision and i would like to know what is involved with a revision and is the downtime the same as a f/l. Thank you for any advise

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Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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February 10, 2011 5:52 PM

Since you have residual jowls, it is because the suture loop (called also U suture) was not tightened enough. Revision can correct it however you have to understand that it is a similar (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
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January 27, 2009 11:38 AM

The MACS Facelift can involve a plication of the SMAS. That means a stitch is holding up the bunched tissue of the SMAS. If this stitch were to give way, the cheek could conceivably fall (more)
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brisbane, Australia
January 27, 2009 2:33 PM

Thank you Dr.Brent for taking the time to answer my questions. It has helped me a great deal. Thanks again.
Regards Linda



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