Lower face rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular and can make you look much thinner in the face and neck region. There are surgical and non-surgical options available.
Your plastic surgeon will do an overall assessment so that your entire face is treated in proportion. The lower face includes the lower cheeks, around the mouth, jawline, and lips. Lower face rejuvenation is ideal for younger patients who don’t need a facelift.
Why A Neck Lift Should Be Next On Your List Of Surgical Procedures
As we age, our neck and chin area begins to accumulate fat deposits. This can create the look of a double chin. Fat deposits in these areas are extremely tough to eliminate on our own. A neck lift can contour your jaw, chin, and neck while removing these fat deposits to help your face appear thinner and healthier. Loose skin sometimes called the “turkey gobbler” effect, can have a negative impact on your overall face. A neck lift will improve the look of your face and neck making you appear much younger. Your face and neck are connected and can influence the way the other appears. If your neck is aging or looking heavy, your face most likely will too.
How A Neck Lift Works
A neck lift isn’t much didn’t from other lifting procedures. Your cosmetic surgeon will make a small incision behind your ears which will conceal any scarring. They will then use a liposuction device to remove fat deposits through the incisions. The soft tissue and muscles are tightened and repaired while trimming away excess skin. It can take up to two weeks to recovery following neck lift surgery and is dependent on the patient.
Chin And Jaw Surgery And Cheek Implants
Chin and jaw surgery or also known as mentoplasty, can reduce and augment the cheek and chin bone. Most of the time this is performed using cheek implants or fat transfer from other parts of the body. For cheek and chin reduction, your surgeon will file the bone down to reduce its size. This can give you a sleek and more chiseled look to your jawline. Cheek implants can balance and define your face, enhancing your existing cheek structure.
Non-surgical procedures can be performed using injections and dermal fillers to add more volume to some regions of the face. Non-surgical rejuvenation of the lower face area can be achieved with relaxing injections and filler substances. Filler substances come in different thicknesses. They can be used for very fine lines or injected more deeply to give more volume.
If you want to restore your youthful glow but are leery about going under the knife, you can combine several non-surgical procedures to achieve a subtle look even in your 60’s. Liquid lifts can be done on your lunch break and require little to no recovery time. Non-surgical lower facelifts can correct the jowls, lines in the nasolabial folds, frown lines, and deep grooves around your mouth. The purpose of defining the lower face is to tighten deeper tissue, replenish lost volume, or resurface the superficial skin.
Botox is one of the most commonly used dermal fillers in the United States. It is used to effectively treat wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases. Botox can also be injected into the neck for a firmer appearance. Like all dermal fillers, Botox is not permanent and requires ongoing treatments to maintain your desired result usually, every 6-12 months. Kybella is a dermal filler that contains a fat blasting medication to correct your jawline without surgery.
A fat transfer procedure takes existing fat from other parts of your body and is reinjected into the face to address the loss of volume. Fat transfer can correct smile lines, laugh lines, acne scars, sunken cheeks, crow’s feet, and skin depressions. It is one of the most natural looking procedures that provides lifetime results.
Schedule A Lower Face Rejuvenation Consultation
If you are feeling self-conscious about loose skin around your chin and neck, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD, FACS at his practice in Long Island, New York. Dr. Jacono is New York’s sought-after cosmetic surgeon and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. He has a high-profile clientele of television personalities, celebrities, models, socialites, actors, and actresses. Dr. Jacono has a Dual Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and serves as Section Head of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital Manhasset. He has contacted over 100 live surgeries at symposiums and meetings around the world including Rome, Spain, Paris, Japan, Colombia, Portugal, Brazil, and Russia. For more information, please visit his website at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.