When one talks about facial aging, the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles frequently get the attention and only a few tend to mention sagging jowls. This may have to do with the late onset of its appearance among the majority.
Unattractive jowls often begin as a single crease on either side of the mouth and will consequently progress to sagging around the chin area as the cheeks give in to gravity. Although everyone will eventually succumb to the appearance of jowls, cosmetic options are actually available here at our Edmond facial cosmetic surgery practice to help men and women regain their youthfulness and confidence at the same time. A delay in the appearance of jowls could be beneficial to one’s career and how one relates with others.
Below are your cosmetic options if you wish to reduce the appearance of one of aging’s tell tale signs:
1. Face lift – You can opt for a face lift if you want to choose go the surgical route. Although there are various face lift techniques out there, its basic components include removal of fat, removal and/or reposition of excess skin, and tightening of weakened facial muscles.
2. Chin liposuction – This option is ideal if the appearance of your jowls has mostly to do with the the accumulation of excess fat. Although liposuction is technically a surgical cosmetic procedure, it is actually less invasive than a face lift.
3. Dermal Fillers – For individuals who prefer non-invasive methods in the correction of jowls, dermal fillers can be injected to disguise the appearance of jowls for a more well-defined jawline. Fillers such as Radiesse have been shown to work well with jowls that have not fully developed yet.
4. Laser treatments that can be specifically designed to reduce loose, sagging skin in the lower third of the face such as the ST Module Skin Tightening with Pulsed Light technique.
Let us help you reduce the appearance of your jowls through a customized facial rejuvenation plan by Dr. Jones! During your initial consultation, a thorough discussion and assessment of your cosmetic goals and aesthetic preferences will take place. Moreover, a physical assessment will follow, particularly in the anatomical structure of your eye and face such as bone structure, skin tone and texture, and muscle dynamics.