Plastic surgery is always evolving. Until relatively recently, the traditional facelift was thought to be the only way to address signs of facial aging. However, a wide variety of procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, have been developed in recent years to effectively address specific areas of the face. The lower face and jawline are some of the more popular areas for targeted procedures, as certain signs of aging often conspicuously manifest there. Here are three cosmetic procedures that may be able to address your facial area of concern:
There are several technologies we can utilize to improve the appearance of the jawline. Surgery of the chin, also known as genioplasty, can be used to reduce or augment the size and projection of the chin. Primarily developed to correct facial injuries and defects, genioplasty can also emphasize or deemphasize certain facial features, give the face a more masculine or feminine look, or give the neck and jawline a smoother and more youthful appearance. And this is just one example of the versatile targeted procedures that can revolutionize one’s overall facial appearance through seemingly minor changes.
The neck lift is a great example of how a targeted plastic surgery procedure can improve the appearance of everything around it. As we get older, our skin tends to lose elasticity and parts of our face and neck tend to accumulate excess fat or noticeable muscles that emulate fat. This natural process creates what is commonly referred to as “jowls” (or a double chin or “turkey wattle”)—extra deposits of fat and loose, sagging skin or muscle droop. A neck lift can address this common sign of aging, often improving the appearance of the face as a whole in the process.
Facial Rejuvenation with Fillers and Fat Transfer Techniques
Many people don’t realize that fat deposits beneath the skin’s surface are a vital part of what makes a young face look young. They give the face a roundness and fullness that make it look healthy and vibrant. Over time, however, those fat deposits break down and migrate downward, giving older faces a characteristic gaunt, hollowed-out look. Mild, early-stage cases of this issue can be treated with injectable facial fillers such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®. People with more pronounced jowls may benefit from fat transfer techniques, which are more substantial and long-lasting than facial fillers.
If you’re interested in any of the many plastic surgery procedures we perform, please contact one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery offices to schedule a consultation today. In addition to discussing your prospective procedure, we can go over our available financing options for plastic surgery with you. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.