Confused about "jawline" versus "jowl" liposuction - what's the difference?
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Jawline vs. Jowl Liposuction
"jawline" versus "jowl" liposuction - what's the difference?
The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
If there is excess fat, skin or muscle laxity (platysmas banding) this can be addressed with liposuction of the neck, skin removal through an incision under the chin or a formal Neck Lift. Think of the jaw line as a natural divider between the face (where the cheeks and jowls are) and the neck. Each area can be addressed separately or together depending on what needs to be accomplished. Often when there is evidence of a "double chin", the chin itself is weak. Non smiling photos of your face from the front and side would help in the evaluation.
I have performed many Chin Augmentations using chin implants for over 30 years. A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.
I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective. I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone. In my opinion, your are a good candidate for chin implant surgery.
Hope this helps.
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