How to Get Rid of Jowls
Although jowls are a common part of the aging process, many consider them to be an unwanted aesthetic facial development. Jowls form when excess, inelastic skin droops onto or below the lower jaw, developing folds that can become quite prominent. If you are affected by signs of jowls, there is some good news: they can be effectively removed via facelift surgery. The goal of a facelift is to reposition the deeper tissues and remove excess facial skin. Therefore, a lower face and neck lift is an ideal treatment for jowls.
The “droopy” quality of jowls is caused by a loss of collagen and elastin in the lower face. These naturally-occurring properties lose strength and eventually diminish as we age, as our weight fluctuates, and as our body undergoes other changes. Those with jowls sometimes feel they look older, more tired, and not as lively as they once did. However, when a facelift is performed to reduce jowls, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin along the entire lower face is tightened and repositioned. In addition, the remaining skin can be contoured to shape a defined, stronger jawline. Ultimately, a facelift gives the face a more refreshed, youthful look.
Although facelift surgery is typically the most effective treatment for jowls, Dr. Richards also offers a number of non-surgical solutions that may be ideal for some patients. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane® or Radiesse®, can plump the skin in the lower face to tone down the appearance of jowls. While a non-surgical approach may serve as a good alternative or temporary measure, facelift surgery is eventually preferred due to its ability to produce long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Dr. Richards is renowned for his effective facelift procedures and has helped countless patients significantly reduce the appearance of jowls and facial aging. He is committed to treating each patient with respect, compassion, and care. We invite you to schedule a consultation today.