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How to Get Rid of Jowls

We often lose elasticity and volume in our skin as we age. This unfortunate reality can result in a number of cosmetic concerns, not limited to wrinkles, lines, and – of course – jowls. Most patients develop jowls, which manifest as sagging skin along the jawline and neck, at some point in their adult lives. Jowls can vary in severity, with certain patients experiencing more pronounced jowling due to genetics, prolonged tobacco smoking, or especially thin skin.

At Pinsky Plastic Surgery, our dedicated plastic surgeons understand that age-related issues can contribute not only to an older and more tired-looking façade, but also to a damaged self-image and impaired self-esteem. As such, we offer several surgical and non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of jowls.

If you suffer from very stubborn or noticeable jowls, you may be a candidate for facelift surgery. This popular procedure was developed to effectively restructure the face by tightening musculature and reducing loose, excess skin and fat. For a more comprehensive reduction of jowls, wrinkles, and skin sagging in the lower face and upper neck, our surgeons frequently incorporate neck lift techniques into facelift surgery.

Alternatively, patients with more mild or moderate jowling may benefit from injectables, namely a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and certain dermal fillers. One of the most common non-surgical procedures performed throughout the country, BOTOX® Cosmetic can curb jowls, wrinkles, and lines by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the face. The addition of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, can provide a longer-lasting reshape and contour.

No matter the severity of your jowls or specifics of your aesthetic goals, Dr. Pinsky or Dr. Reisler can personalize your care to create revitalized, youthful, natural-looking effects. If you are interested in reducing the appearance of jowls, please feel free to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons today.