Correction of Jowls
A smooth, firm jaw line is so important to a youthful appearance. Unfortunately, as we age the facial muscles droop and the skin loses its elasticity and areas of loose, flaccid skin begin to appear. When this laxity affects the jaw line the result are jowls. The clean, clear-cut image of the jaw line where it meets the neck is gone. In its place is saggy loose skin.
Perhaps we saw a photo where we had our head tilted forward or our mouth was open yawning or talking, or we had the opportunity to see a side view of our face, never realizing before that time that our jaw line was beginning to sag. You ask yourself is that me or my mother/father?
There is help available! Tightening or removing this lose saggy skin will restore a firm, well-contoured appearance.
Dr. Yael Halaas is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in New York City and licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. The many facial cosmetic techniques and procedures available and which one is your solution will be determined by Dr. Halaas during a consultation.
Some of the many options include one of the following or possibly a combination of techniques that include:
• Partial face lift
• Neck lift
• Surgical shortening of the platysma muscle. The platysma muscle originates in the neck and inserts into the mandible (lower jaw bone), responsible for muscle contraction and relaxation.
• Submentoplasty: A neck-skin tightening procedure which improves the appearance of loose skin by removing excess fatty tissue and addresses sagging muscles.
• Partial facelift
• Chin implant
• Injectible fillers
Meet with Dr. Halaas and allow her to discuss your concerns and desired outcome and ensure you have realistic expectations. She will also your medical and prescription history as some medications have to be stopped prior to and then restarted following surgery such as aspirin as well. If a non-surgical route such as injectible fillers is chosen, cutting back on some of these blood-thinning medications would be helpful too to decrease bruising. Your personal tobacco history is important as well as smoking is not advised prior to surgery.
Dr. Halaas will the provide recommendations, discuss any possible side effects, make sure all your questions are addressed and then apply her extensive knowledge and state of the art technology to give you back a crisp and youthful jaw line.