Are there non surgical ways to tighten the loose skin around my jawline after weight loss?
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Facial skin tightening
Loose neck skin after weight loss
Non-surgical lower face and jawline tightening: Ultherapy
If you have mild to moderate jowling, loose skin, and possibly some excess fatty tissue, then less invasive means can give great results. For someone that has excess fatty tissue and loose skin, my favorite treatment is to do tumescent liposuction followed by Ultherapy on the same day. The results can be amazing. For someone who doesn't have excess fatty tissue, I recommend Ultherapy as the sole treatment. Some patients may benefit from a second Ultherapy treatment done 4 - 6 months after the first.
There are other non-invasive tightening devices, however, in my opinion, Ultherapy is the gold standard. It is an ultrasound tightening device that places high frequency ultrasound waves at 4.5mm depth, 3mm depth, and 1.5 mm depth. These waves create heat. By heating and basically destroying the underlying tissues, it allows for new cells and collagen to come in, replace the old, and tighten and lift the tissues. There is no damage to the outer skin layer because the ultrasound waves completely skip past it. The technology is amazing.
You should schedule a consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon, dermatologic surgeon, or plastic surgeon to find out what is best for you.
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