Jowling at age 24
I observe a slight interruption of your jawline. After appropriate examination, I likely would recommend injectable fillers for jawline balancing in conjunction with non-invasive skin tightening using Ultherapy.
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Jowls in a Young Face
An in-person exam is best to assess the anatomy of the jawline, jowl, lower face area (to get a sense of volume at different perspectives, and to feel the skin laxity and underlying soft tissue). But, based on that picture, there is slight fullness in the jowl. I suspect genetics would play a large role in this- compare yourself to pictures of your parents or grandparents to get a sense of that. After an exam, I would not expect to be recommending anything as drastic as a facelift or minifacelift, but more likely be recommending conservative liposuction/liposculpting just in that area.
Jowls in a Young Person
Early jowls can result from loose skin and excess fat. Consult with a facial plastic surgeon who can offer you several options. Good Luck!
Jowls at 24?
The photo and the information aren't enough to give you advice.
You may have your face tilted forward - this shows loose skin not seen in normal positions.
See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon face-to-face for an exam of your face from all angles.
I have seen early jowls in young women under certain conditions:
- significant weight loss,
- a facial injury that led to severe facial swelling,
- severe sun exposure,
- thyroid conditions, especially hypothyroidism.
Your best treatment depends on the cause. It can be anything from surgery, to fat and filler injections to thyroid replacement. For the thyroid, the test you need is a TSH.
See a local plastic surgeon
for a face to face evaluation and to review options available for you. Depending on your concerns, you could fill, fat graft, liposuction, or tighten the overlying skin. The only way to determine what is best is for you to see someone.
Jowl correction in young patients
It's tough to determine what's going on with a single view, especially with your neck covered. Jowls are related to descent of soft tissue volume down the lower cheek - this volume is restrained by a ligament below your oral commisure and jaw bone - options include facelift, liposuction or fillers. A physical exam would be required to determine what the best option is for you.
Fillers instead of facelift
Unfortunately your photo doesn't illustrate your concern well. however, at 24 you may want to consider nonsurgical treatments rather than a facelift. Fillers can smooth away folds around the nose and mouth.
Fillers a possibility for early jowling.
The photograph is inadequate to make a pronouncement. If there is some development of jowling usually fillers or the first place to start. There safe, relatively painless, and are injected with input from the patient.
Jowls Or Something Else?
I see very slight jowl laxity. I might try ThermiTight RF therapy which is a "tweener" operation under local with minimal invasive punctures.
What are jowls
Jowl descent is best evaluated on the oblique (3 quarters) view. Jowling tends to be an age-related process and it is unlikely that jowl descent or significant skin laxity would be present at a young age. If you are looking to improve the contour of your jaw and neckline you may want to consider using fillers or fat transfer to create a sharper, more linear shape.
Hope this helps.