Treatment Options for the Lower Face & Jowls
During your #consultation, your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure will be evaluated. Based on this evaluation, your board certified plastic surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. In doing so, he or she should be sure to have a full understanding of what results you expect.
If you are not a #candidate, your surgeon can make other suggestions to address your concerns and objectives.
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. Like the Life-Style™ facelift, this is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with early changes of the lower face and the neck. But whose skin has elasticity with well defined bone structure. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic may also be a candidate for a Lite Lift™.
It is also possible to #combine #surgeries. In fact, I commonly recommend other procedures to go accompany a facelift, such as blepharoplasty or a midface (cheek) lift, to name a few. The combination of multiple of facial procedures may create an optimal result.
Thank you for your question. Laser-Assisted Weekend Necklift is an exciting new way to improve the look of your neck and jowl regions. This innovative procedure represents the marriage of three advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery: liposculpture, neck lifting, and laser resurfacing. The result is a natural-looking more youthful appearance that blends with the rest of your facial features. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Modern Facial Rejuvenation
As we age, the soft tissues of our face loosen and begin to descend, we loose volume (fat) in our face, and our skin begins to thin and become less elastic. In the mirror, we see loose, saggy skin, thick jowls, neckbands, and upper face hollowness. For younger patients that are not yet exhibiting these signs of aging, injectables and non-invasive skin tightening procedures such as skin peels are appropriate temporizing options.
As we get older, however, excess skin begins to dominate the picture and non-invasive techniques become inadequate. Fortunately, the stigmata of ageing can be corrected with a neck and / or face-lift. These procedures can lift the soft tissue back into place, tighten the underlying muscle, and remove the excess saggy skin.
The modern face and neck lift has evolved past "skin only" to focus on natural lift vectors, tightening and elevation of underlying support tissues of the face, and incorporating fat grafting to the face to restore the lost soft tissue volume. These procedures are often done though incisions that are hidden in front and behind the ear, under the chin, and within the hair.
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A detailed examination will help delineate the best surgical option. Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.
Best techniques for jowls and neck sagging
Jowls and neck sagging are best improved with a Deep Plane Facelift. Although radiofrequency is an innovative approach to improve firmness in the neck area, it won't get rid of excessive sagging of the neck. A facelift is still a best option.
High-SMAS facelift candidate
When patients have significant changes of aging in the face, we perform a High-SMAS lower face and neck lift for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. This involves tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, lifting the jowls, tightening the SMAS and removing fatty deposits in the neck. For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below
What are the newest and best procedures for jowls and neck sagging 2016, not from 2008?
The golden standard - is always a facelift/ neck lift. Very often, patient who seek "non-surgical" treatments of areas that really have to be addressed surgically, end up paying double the cost - because at the end non surgical treatments will do nothing and will not remove excess skin. Only surgery will.
Best Procedure for Jowls and Sagging Neck
In most cases facelift surgery remains the best approach for facial rejuvenation to eliminate jowls and a sagging neck. In some very thin individuals augmentation with fat or fillers can be beneficial. But remember if a treatment sounds too quick and easy it probably is. A mini procedure usually provides a mini result.
Agree with Dr Mayer below.New whizbang lies are sold every day. Best to avoid snake oil and have sound safe long lasting facelift in the hands of an experienced professional
Best treatment for jowls and sagging skin in 2016!
Jows and excess skin are sti best removed with a facelift. There are every year "new fantastic treatments to avoid surgery". Many patients we see have spent thousands of dollars on mini procedures that did not do what they said! Look at live patients who are like you who have had both procedures and your decision should be simple.
Without out a photo to see your situation no one can give you a good recommendation. Everyone should be evaluated as an individual! BEWARE of fads, advertisements, and "no down-time" options. If you need a lift noninvasive treatments are not a substitute. PLEASE consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon who will be glad to discuss all your options.