I have jowls and I feel like my face is falling. Thoughts and opinions please? What should I do? (Photo)
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You could use a lift.
Lite-lift™ Facelift May Benefit Lower Face and 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 patients 35-60 years old with early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™.
Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for Lite Lift™ surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined and do not smoke.
Excellent candidate for facelift in some eyelid work.
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- You definitely have jowls.
- The turned view of your face shows loose skin - as always happens when facial looseness leads to jowls.
- I find chin-jowl implants can make a woman's face appear masculine,
- More photos and a face-to-face exam are needed but probably a lower face/neck lift will give you an excellent result,
- A mid-face lift might be added - discuss this with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon whom you consult. Best wishes.
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I have jowls and feel like my face is falling.
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Facelift for a younger patient
Patients often ask me when is the right time to have a facelift. I routinely perform facelift on younger patients that have some specific signs of aging, like jowls, neck looseness or overall cheek settling. Some patients that tell me that they looked great in their early 40’s and then in a couple of years they aged significantly. An experienced an talented facelift surgeon will be able to assess the aging changes and develop an appropriate surgical plan. A well executed and individualized surgical procedure can have a dramatic and yet natural result. Seek out a well regarded surgeon, ask to see before and after photos of other patients with similar age and similar facial anatomy.
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