The sight of excess skin hanging off the jawline and neck can be very unattractive, and embarrassing. So, it’s understandable why men and women that have them are always considering how to treat neck jowls, so that they can regain youthful facial contours.The facelift is the ideal procedure to take care of neck jowls, and will also rejuvenate the face, as it addresses other issues such as midface deflation, nasolabial folds, and sagging cheeks.
Neck jowls generally occur, as a result of the increased looseness of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that occurs with age. This localized laxity of the jawline is characterized by excess fat and loose skin, in the lower face and neck. Neck jowls often start to show during the 40’s and develop rapidly in the 50’s, often making you look older than you are.
Facelift for neck jowls
Undergoing a facelift is one of the most powerful means of correcting neck jowls. It’s a great way to slow down the effects of aging, and redefine the jaw and neck, so that you can look your best at any age.
The incisions for the standard facelift are made near the ears around the hairline.
The surgeon will then pull the skin tight, and also tighten the underlying muscle.Patients will experience moderate to minimal discomfort during the procedure, and there will be some post-op bruising and swelling, but this will subside in a few days.
If your sagging jowls are bothering you, then you may want to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon with the relevant qualifications and experience. Dr. Kyle Song, MD, is a distinguished plastic surgeon with practices in Orange County area. You can check out the SoCo website at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, for more information on how to treat neck jowls.