Both men and women may have to deal with sagging jowls as they age. Jowls usually start as a single crease on either side of the mouth. Over the years, the natural effects of gravity and accompanying volume loss will eventually lead to sagging skin around the chin and neck areas.
Although sagging jowls are something everyone will face to some degree as they age, you can actually reduce or delay their appearance with plastic surgery.
Surgical Correction via a Facelift
On a whole, a facelift does three things to improve facial contours — it removes or repositions facial fat, tightens underlying muscles, and trims excess facial skin. There are a wide variety of techniques used in a facelift, depending on a patient’s cosmetic goals, preferences, and in some cases, skin elasticity. The ultimate goal of a facelift procedure, no matter which technique is used, is to restore facial harmony and make the end result as natural-looking as possible.
Non-Surgical Correction via Dermal Fillers
If you don’t want to go through the long recovery periods and high costs of surgery to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls, you can opt for facial fillers. Facial fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (a substance that naturally occurs in the skin and is responsible for its plump appearance) are quite effective in rejuvenating the middle and lower third of the face. However, it should be noted that dermal fillers might not be effective for severe cases of sagging jowls.
For more information on your cosmetic options to reduce sagging jowls, call 858-633-7546! We look forward to your visit!