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Posted by Dr. Halaas | on June 18, 2013 »

What are the options for tightening jowls and skin laxity in the face in general?

 

Answer:

It is important to evaluate three key components of aging with every patient:

  1. Skin
  2. Gravitational changes
  3. Volume loss

Skin resurfacing with a laser or chemical peel is best considered for sun-spotted, wrinkled skin with mild laxity. Surgery is the best option for gravitational issues to restore the skin and underlying structures to their previous position. Your expectations and physical characteristics will determine whether a mini or traditional facelift is needed. Loose jowls and sagging cheeks can often be corrected with volume replacements, or injectable fillers. It is essential that you first have a consultation with an experienced, honest, and versatile facial plastic surgeon that can discuss these options with you and answer any questions you may have. As always, it is important to be open and honest with your facial plastic surgeon.

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