I'm 31 and have noticed extra skin hanging on my jaws. Wasn't there five years ago. Do I need a mini facelift? (Photo)
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Sagging skin, mini-facelift, jowls
Tightening of the neck skin requires a direct approach to the neck. Options include the Precision Tx internal laser to improve the wringling, tighten the neck and reduce jowls. Liposuction of the submental region and jowls will tighten and smooth these areas. Botox or excision of Platysma muscle bands will improve subcutaneous banding. A neck lift will tighten neck skin; some patients are dissapointed due to recurrence of the fine wrinkles under the chin.
Please consult in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making treatment decisions.
I'm 31 and have noticed extra skin hanging on my jaws. Wasn't there five years ago. Do I need a mini facelift?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Facelift at 31?
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I'm 31 and have noticed extra skin
There are many options for both non surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation. An in office consultation is the best way to know
Ultherapy is an FDA approved ultrasound treatment that helps lift, tone and tighten your skin gradually over 4-6 months. As we age we also loose subcutaneous volume. Dermal fillers or fat injections are great for re-volumizing this tissue and providing an overall lift to the mid face. Last but not least, a mini facelift will surgically re-position the muscle and skin to its previous position. Sometimes a combination of the above procedures are necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals.
I'm 31 and have noticed extra skin hanging on my jaws. Do I need a mini facelift?
Typically someone in their early thirties would not require a minilft procedure, but perhaps a procedure the re-volumizes the face. I teach my patients that we sort of age like a balloon, first we deflate then we wrinkles and sag. Someone in their early thirties is typically in the deflation phase and "re-inflating" with fillers or fat transfer is typically the best option. The links below shows some examples.
I hope this helps.
Mini Facelift Options vs. Vertical Volume Lift
Often times, the patients focus on the jowls, neck line, and smile lines not realizing that the real cause of the sagging is loss of volume up in the cheek area.
I would recommend consideration in these patients for one of the following:
1.) Cheek fillers to improve the natural ogee line such as Voluma or Radiesse.
2.) Patient natural fat re-injection.
3.) Soft permanent cheek implantation.
In other words, adding volume to the cheek area can lift the sagging tissues back into a natural position correcting the problem at hand and also rejuvenating the heart shaped youthful face.
All of the options have strengths and weaknesses. Schedule a couple of consults to consider all of your options!
Best of Luck!
Dr. Todd Hobgood
I'm 31 and I noticed extra skin hanging on my jaws. Do I need a mini face lift?
Facelift at 31
There are other non surgical options that may be able to help you out.
I would recommend taking this thought process slowly and really researching options, as what you embark upon now at this age, may really dictate the manner in which you would naturally age in the coming years.
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