How to Get Rid of Jowls

A middle-aged woman looking at her chin in the mirrorJowls refer to sagging or hanging facial skin, often gathering along the neck and jawline. Caused by a loss of skin elasticity, jowls are considered one of the more obvious signs of aging and form anywhere between a patient’s late twenties to their fifties. No matter what age you begin to notice laxity in the lower face, jowls can obscure a sleek, youthful jawline and make you look much older than you feel. A deep plane facelift is seen as the most effective treatment to restore underlying support for the face and reduce jowling, giving patients a sharper and smoother appearance.

A deep plane facelift, which typically includes a neck lift during the procedure, is performed to remove and resuspend the sagging fascial layers overlying the facial muscles. Working below the SMAS layer, deep plane facelift surgery can address laxity in the facial tissues to reduce sagging, creases, and other signs of lower facial aging. Modern approaches to a facelift now allow results that look more natural than ever, moving past the “tight” or “obvious” looks associated with facelift techniques of the past. By restoring the facial anatomy below the supportive SMAS layer with his signature “deep plane” approach, Dr. Scott Shadfar is able to correct jowls as well as sagging tissue in the face and neck. The result can be years erased from your appearance and although aging will continue, you should always look younger and more lively than individuals of your age who did not undergo facelift surgery.

Nothing can stop the natural aging process, but a deep plane facelift from a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon can be a powerful way to age more gracefully. Contact our Oklahoma City practice for more information or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation.

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