In today’s world of selfies, video meetings, and livestreams, the desire for a more youthful and elegant facial profile is stronger than ever. Many patients spend time and energy trying to find the most flattering facial angles, even going so far as to photoshop their features and hide behind photo filters. If you’re dissatisfied with the look of your chin, neck, or jawline, you may benefit greatly from a Selfie Lift™ — a personalized treatment plan custom-made to enhance and accentuate your lower facial angles. Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, a Selfie Lift™ may include surgical or non-surgical techniques depending on your needs. The treatment is designed to address excess skin and fat creating unflattering facial contours, ultimately helping you look and feel great from every angle.

What is a Selfie Lift™?

A Selfie Lift™ involves surgical or non-surgical treatment(s) to reclaim a younger-looking, sleeker appearance in the lower face. This can allow patients to enjoy more complimentary facial angles in person, as well as on camera. There are many treatments that can be incorporated into a Selfie Lift™ depending on the nature of your concerns, including facial liposuction, BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable dermal fillers, a surgical lip lift, and buccal fat removal, among other possible solutions. The Selfie Lift™ process is tailored to your preferences and desired results, offering a completely personalized experience to achieve your goals.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Selfie Lift™?

A Selfie Lift™ can be a highly effective treatment for both men and women who want to achieve a slimmer, sleeker look in the face. Some options utilized in a Selfie Lift™ are non-surgical, allowing a wider range of patients to experience improvement in their facial contours. In general, a Selfie Lift™ can benefit individuals who:

  • Wish to improve their lower facial contours
  • Are healthy and realistic about the final results
  • Are at or near their ideal weight range
  • Are positive about the outlook of treatment

Discussing your concerns with Dr. Gryskiewicz can help determine whether a Selfie Lift™ is the best facial rejuvenation treatment for your needs and goals. In some cases, chin implants or laser skin resurfacing with mJoule® may be able to provide the best outcome when compared to a Selfie Lift™.

What are My Selfie Lift™ Treatment Options?

Dr. Gryskiewicz and our team will listen to your concerns and help you identify the most ideal treatment(s) to enhance the neck and facial profile. Our practice utilizes cutting-edge techniques to obtain long-lasting, natural-looking improvement, including:

Jawline and Neck Contouring with Liposuction

Commonly referred to as facial liposuction, jawline and neck contouring involves removing fat cells from the submental (neck) region. This reduces excess fullness causing a “double chin,” allowing patients to look slimmer and more youthful. Neck and jawline liposuction is most successful for individuals who have good skin tone and little to no laxity or skin sagging. Incisions made are very tiny and discreet, allowing inconspicuous scarring after surgery.

Lip Lift Surgery

A lip lift can improve the proportions of the lips by shortening the distance between the nose and mouth. Over time, the natural aging process can cause the upper lip to elongate, often reducing a patient’s “lip show” and “tooth show.” A lip lift removes a tiny portion of the stretched upper lip to better define the pink/red portions and provide more youthful lip proportions. This involves a relatively simple in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.

Lip Flip Using Fillers or Neurotoxins

If your goals include enjoying a more noticeable and defined “pout,” a Lip Flip can be a simple non-surgical treatment to make the lips appear fuller while allowing the lower lip to naturally roll outward. This involves careful injections of neurotoxins like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuveau™, or facial fillers, to relax overactive facial muscles and make the lips appear more voluminous. Treatment can also smooth fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the lips. A Lip Flip is performed in-office at our Minneapolis practice and does not involve surgery.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Cheek pad, or “buccal,” fat removal can help accentuate the contours of the mid-face by creating the appearance of sharp, high cheekbones. This highly popular facial plastic surgery can greatly improve the appearance of flat or undefined cheek contours. By removing the natural fat pads of the mid-face, buccal fat removal can reduce the look of full or overly “chubby” cheeks.

Injections to the Masseter Muscle With Neurotoxins (To Thin the Face)

Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic or other neurotoxins to the masseter (jaw) muscle can often allow the face to look thinner and more narrow, alleviating a strong or dominant jaw appearance. Since the masseter muscle is responsible for chewing, it’s not uncommon for the jaw to appear wider or less flattering over time. Neurotoxins can temporarily paralyze this muscle and allow it to rest, thereby slimming the contour of the lower face.

How is a Selfie Lift™ Performed?

The Selfie Lift™ includes these top four primary procedures:

  • Lip Flip with an injection: A Lip Flip involves injecting a neurotoxin, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Jeuveau™ to create a more dramatic upper lip. This can soften specific muscles around the mouth, making the lips appear fuller. This is great for patients who wish to achieve a fuller lip shape without filler, surgery, or downtime. A Lip Flip can also be used to lessen a “gummy smile.”
  • Lip enhancement with filler: Lip enhancement with fillers can improve the volume and shape of your lips. Lip filler will provide a plumping aspect to your lips that will enhance your smile. For patients with thin lips, this option may help the lips appear more proportionate with other facial features.
  • Neck and jawline liposuction: As sculpted faces and snatched jawlines are picking up in popularity, neck and jawline liposuction provides patients an option to fine-tune their facial outline by removing facial fullness.*
  • Buccal fat pad removal (“Gopher cheeks” fat pad): Buccal fat pad removal is an excellent option for patients looking to slim their facial appearance while making their cheeks pop. This can be achieved by removing part of the buccal fat pad (fat pads in cheek area).

Secondary enhancement procedures include:

  • Filler injection to the cheek bones following buccal fat pad removal to make the cheeks “pop”: Cheek filler is beneficial for facial enhancement making your cheeks look fuller and more youthful.
  • Surgical lip lift to make the upper lift more curved, turned up, and youthful: This lip procedure is performed by removing a section of skin directly below the nose, reducing the distance from the nose to the lip. This creates a fuller upper lip by turning the lip upward and exposing more of the lip.
  • Masseter muscle (the jaw muscle) injections to relax the muscle to slim the face: Masseter muscle injections involve injecting a neurotoxin, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Jeuveau™, to relax the masseter muscle and reshape the jaw, creating a more desirable jawline.
  • Jawline filler injections to give a more defined jawline: Jawline enhancement with filler gives a defined distinction between your face and neck, making your face appear slimmer.

*Dr. Joe published a series of 132 neck and jawline liposuction patients in the peer-reviewed journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2003, p. 1393.

How Much Does a Selfie Lift™ Cost?

No two treatment plans for a Selfie Lift™ are the same, so the cost of a Selfie Lift™ will be similarly personalized. Since some solutions utilized in a Selfie Lift™ are surgical while others are minimally invasive, the cost range varies widely. While we cannot provide a personalized quote unique to your needs until your consultation, factors that can affect your cost estimate include:

  • Whether surgery and anesthesia was utilized
  • The amount of product(s) injected (if applicable)
  • The complexity of your treatment plan

Although a Selfie Lift™ cannot be covered with insurance, Dr. Gryskiewicz accepts patient financing through reputable companies such as CareCredit® and ALPHAEON™ Credit. These healthcare lending companies are often utilized for cosmetic treatments like a Selfie Lift™, and can allow qualified patients to pay for their procedure over time rather than all at once. If you have any questions about the cost of a Selfie Lift™, please don’t hesitate to call our Minneapolis office for more information.

A Selfie Lift™ is completely personalized to achieve the best, most natural-looking results for your unique facial shape. Contact Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery today to learn more about a Selfie Lift™, or to book a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.