For many people, developing jowls is an unavoidable part of the aging process. Marked by loose, sagging skin that obscures the jawline, jowls can affect self-esteem and give a more aged appearance to the face. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of droopy skin along the jawline, including non-surgical options and time-tested surgical procedures.
Getting Rid of Jowls
Facelift surgery is often the best option for eliminating jowls. With this procedure, facial muscles and tissue are lifted, allowing excess skin to be removed and exposing the natural contours of the jawline. If additional fat is present, such as submental fullness (double chin), facelift surgery can be combined with liposuction to produce ideal definition throughout the lower and midface regions.
In addition to surgical options, our board-certified plastic surgeon offers a range of non-surgical skin tightening treatments that can be used to improve the contours of the jawline. Some of the most popular include:
In some cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can help to reduce the appearance of jowls as well. However, non-surgical skin tightening will not typically achieve the same results as surgical options.
Lifestyle Choices That Can Affect the Skin
Several lifestyle choices can amplify jowls on the face. By following some simple guidelines, you can fight this common occurrence. Some easy habits to consider are:
- Refrain from smoking
- Minimize sun exposure
- Choose healthy foods
- Maintain a consistent weight
- Improve your daily skin care routine
Improving posture can help as well. Consider the modern phenomenon of "smartphone face." The more time you spend with your neck crooked forward, the better chance gravity has to pull your skin in that same direction.
Are You Ready to Learn More?
Dr. Levi Young knows that no two people need the same thing. He takes time to understand the exact needs of each patient, enabling him to suggest the most useful and effective treatment options for every situation. If you are interested in talking to us about your options, please call 913-341-2188 to schedule your initial consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery today. Located in Leawood, we welcome patients from Overland Park, Kansas City, and all nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri.