Sagging jowls are a common concern as we age, marked by a noticeable droop in the lower cheek and jawline. This natural process is influenced by various factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental exposure. As the skin loses its elasticity and facial fat diminishes, the jowls begin to sag, creating a more aged appearance. Addressing sagging jowls can significantly rejuvenate one’s facial profile, boosting self-confidence and enhancing overall facial aesthetics.
Sagging Jowls: An Overview
Treatments we offer
Surgical Procedure for Sagging Jowls
What is it?
A surgical approach to correct sagging jowls typically involves a face or neck lift, a face or neck mini-lift, vaser liposuction, Renuvion skin tightening, surgical threads, fat transfer and laser therapy. These procedures aim to tighten and lift the skin, reducing the appearance of jowls. At Absolute Cosmetic, we have been offering a range of surgical options for over 20 years. All surgical options are performed under sedation as a day case procedure. To achieve the best outcome, a combined treatment approach is sometimes recommended.
Who is it for?
Ideal candidates are those in good overall health, with significant skin laxity and sagging in the lower face. It is particularly suited for individuals seeking long-lasting and significant results.
For a mini face or neck lift, the procedure usually involves incisions along around the ears. Excess skin is removed, and underlying tissues are repositioned to create a more youthful contour. The specifics can vary depending on individual needs and goals.
Results and Expectations
Patients can expect a significant improvement in the jawline’s contour, with a reduction in sagging and a more youthful appearance. Recovery time varies but typically includes a few weeks of downtime. It is important to follow all post-operative instruction and attend all mandatory follow-up appointments.
Non-Surgical Procedures for Sagging Jowls
What is it?
Non-surgical treatments for sagging jowls include options like dermal fillers, RF Skin Tightening and thread lifting procedures. These treatments focus on stimulating collagen production, tightening the skin, and restoring facial volume.
Who is it for?
These procedures are ideal for individuals with mild to moderate sagging or those who prefer less invasive methods. They are well-suited for people seeking subtle enhancements with minimal downtime.
Non-surgical treatments options are usually quick, taking between 30 minutes to 2 hours. During your initial consultation, our team will explain all aspects of your proposed treatment plan including any pre or post-treatment instructions.
Results and Expectations
Results will vary depending on reach treatment. For dermal fillers and thread lifting, typically results are immediate and diminish over time whereas for RF skin tightening results will improve over the months ahead. These non-surgical methods require minimal to no downtime, with side effects usually limited to temporary redness or swelling.
Expected Results and Maintaining Results
Both surgical and non-surgical treatments aim to restore a firmer, more youthful appearance. Surgical procedures offer more dramatic and long-lasting results, while non-surgical options provide subtle improvements.
Maintaining the results involves a combination of a healthy lifestyle, skin care, and possibly follow-up treatments. Sun protection, a balanced diet, and a good skincare routine are essential. For non-surgical treatments, periodic touch-ups may be required to maintain the results.
Frequently Asked Questions
The results can last for several years, depending on factors like skin quality, lifestyle, and age.
These treatments are generally well-tolerated, with most patients reporting minimal discomfort. Local anaesthesia or numbing creams may be used.
Recovery times vary, but most patients can resume normal activities within 6 weeks, with complete healing taking a few months.
While treatments significantly improve the appearance of jowls, the aging process continues. Maintaining results involves a combination of lifestyle choices and possibly follow-up treatments.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved. Discussing these with a qualified professional is essential to ensure informed decision-making.
Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.