Sagging jowls make you look older, because they hide the jawline and pull the face downward. However, it is possible to treat sagging jowls with a neck lift. Since the jawline and neck are adjacent to each other, neck lift surgery will address the issues affecting the jawline.
How can a neck lift treat sagging jowls?
During a neck lift the skin of the neck and jawline are pulled simultaneously, creating a more defined jawline. Tightening the platysma muscle in the neck will also lift droopy jowls. As a result, both the neck and jawline are rejuvenated during the procedure.
Loose neck skin is often the result of aging or extreme weight loss. A neck lift is done to enhance the appearance of the neck and jawline, by removing excess skin and fat. The procedure is usually performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. The incisions for neck lift surgery are generally made under the chin, and also around the ears.
There are different approaches that can be used when performing a neck lift. However, the choice will depend on the specific areas that need to be corrected, as well as the patient’s aesthetic goals. Most patients agree that a neck lift makes them look slimmer and younger, and the sharper jawline improves their facial profile.
Treating sagging jowls with a neck lift can significantly rejuvenate your appearance. So if your neck is making you look old, consider consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon for advice about the procedure.
If you live in Orange County, CA, contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Call 949-701-4454 to schedule your appointment, or go to songplasticsurgery.com/contact/.