Procedure to get a sharp jawline/Female, 50. (photo)
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A Sharper Jawline
A full facelift will achieve everything described above as well as lifting the cheeks and tightening the temple area.
You look like you would do well with a lower facelift. Without an exam, I am not sure if you have visible buccal fat or just sagging jowls.
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Thank you for your question.
Without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of any further treatments it is difficult to be comprehensive.
In my experience the best neck lift is a great facelift. I do a platysmaplasty with all of my facelifts and it address the laxity in the sub mental area nicely while still addressing the jowls, cheeks etc with the facelift.
I would consult with a facial plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your options.
Lower face and neck lift
Based on the photos, a lower face and neck lift with possible limited submental liposuction and platysmalplasty should give you a sharper jawline and also, improve your neck. I don't think any surgeon will promise you "a perfect jawline" and if someone does, I would think twice before proceeding.
How to get a sharp(er) jawline.
The reason you cannot achieve a “perfect” jawline with a neck lift or liposuction alone is that the soft tissues of the cheek sag forming a jowl which will drop below the jawline. Removal of the buccal fat as you mention has not achieved the effects you desire in my hands.
I would recommend a Face and Neck Lift with the following techniques (based on an on-site confirming examination and proper consultation of your medical, social and other physical findings):
- 1.Micro-lipo-contouring, ie using a 2 mm cannula is used to sculpt the lower cheek, jowl and neck.
- 2.Open reduction of any submental fat. A platysmaplasty to tighten the neck muscles to lift and draw back the laxed neck tissues under the chin. A neck suspension suture will assist in lifting the neck crease upward.
- 3.Elevation and redraping of the jowl and cheek skin.
- 4.Elevation and tailoring of the laxed jowl and soft tissues of the inner cheek.
Should you consider a less that “best” jawline, Sculptra for firming and perhaps a tightening chemical peel or laser resurfacing performed by a well-qualified injector may help.
I hope this has been helpful. Please find a well experienced and caring, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to match your desires with great skills.
Best treatment for jaw and neck
A central tightening may be needed as well.
Although I call this a lower face and neck lift, other surgeons may call it a mini-lift, because no other surgery is done (e.e.g eyes, brow, mid-face). Best wishes.
Refreshed neck and jaw
You are a good candidate for a lower face and neck lift
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