A sharp and well-defined jawline has long been considered to be a sign of health and youth. Unfortunately, the chin is one of the hardest body areas to sculpt as diet and exercise are often not enough to address jowls, loose skin or small pockets of fat along the jawline and underneath the chin. Dr. Sandra Margoles often meets with men and women who desire a well-sculpted jawline. Here, she discusses the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available at her practice.
Surgical Cosmetic Options
Neck lift is an excellent choice for individuals who desire long-lasting results. The procedure involves creating a series of small incisions to elevate sagging muscles and tissues on the neck for a lifted effect. Loose, excess skin on the neck and along the jawline are removed to reveal a leaner and more attractive lower facial appearance. The best candidates for neck lift are individuals with moderate to severe jowls and sagging neck skin.
Neck liposuction focuses on removing fatty deposits that camouflage the neck and jawline. Like neck lift, liposuction creates a series of small incisions on the neck and underneath the chin. A thin tube (called a cannula) is inserted through these incisions and used to break up the fat, which is then removed with gentle suction. Liposuction achieves noticeable and long-lasting results. Patients are encouraged to eat healthily and exercise regularly to maintain their sleeker and more attractive jawline.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Options
Dermal fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane can be used to reshape and re-contour the jawline. In addition to adding volume, dermal fillers can fill in wrinkles and fine lines along the jaw for a more youthful look. Depending on the specific product used, results can last between several months and two years. Ideal candidates for dermal fillers are individuals who are close to having a well-defined jawline.
Schedule a Consultation
How to achieve the “ultimate” jawline varies patient to patient. Dr. Margoles will meet with you personally and take into account factors such as facial balance and your personal preferences to determine the best course of treatment for you.
To discuss your options for a better jawline, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Margoles. Call her Greenwich, CT practice at (203) 869-2939 today.