Are your cheeks beginning to sag, but not enough to require a full-scale facelift and too much for fillers or Botox® to fix? Then you are beginning to show signs of sagging jowls, and a percutaneous facelift is a perfect solution for you.
What are Sagging Jowls?
The jowls are below the cheeks and along the jawline. This lower face region is one of the first to show the coming of age, with changes beginning as early as 30. The mouth corners and marionette lines grow more prominent, and the jaw definition fades. In addition, the midface features shift as the malar fat pad recedes in the cheeks.
Sagging jowls alter the face’s overall appearance. However, while the face has lost its youthful rigidity, it does not yet require a complete facelift. At Los Angeles Plastic Surgery, we offer a percutaneous facelift, or sagging jowl therapy, for this situation precisely. It is a minimally invasive method to firm skin and tissue in patients with early facial aging.
A Percutaneous Facelift Bridges the Gap Between Fillers and a Facelift
A percutaneous facelift is the best way to lift and tighten the midface, jawline and upper neck. Dr. Anastasatos frequently advises this surgery to individuals in their 30s or 40s who have decent skin elasticity but show hints of jowl and neck sagging. The procedure bridges the gap between injectable fillers and a traditional facelift.
This innovative technique targets and suspends the Malar Fat Pad, a fundamental structure for facial rejuvenation. The Malar Fat Pads descend with age, deepening the nasolabial folds, causing saggy mouth corners and jowls. Raising them improves every feature in the midface.
We can perform a percutaneous facelift as a first-time surgery or as a means to restore (touch-up) a prior facelift.
Why a Percutaneous Facelift is the Best Procedure for Sagging Jowls
A percutaneous facelift requires nothing more than a small 1.5-inch temporal incision beneath the hairline. This single incision enables the entire facelift and midface suspension. The results include:
- Raised cheeks
- Reduced smile and marionette lines
- A more defined chin, jawline and upper neck
- Minimized eye bags and tear troughs
- No scars
The treatment takes close to an hour and is done under local anesthetic. There is no bruising and mild swelling because no skin is detached. Therefore, you can resume your usual activities in two to three days. You can schedule to do the surgery at the start of the weekend and be back to work the following week.
Reach Out to Los Angeles Plastic Surgery for Sagging Jowls Correction
Dr. Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is a renowned plastic surgeon that specializes in percutaneous facelifts. This no-scar procedure could be your best option if you have a sagging neck or jowls and aren’t ready for a complete facelift. It is an easy way to raise your cheeks without looking artificial, and the surgery is reversible if you change your mind. So, contact our office to learn more or schedule a consultation.