While a neck lift can be an ideal procedure to produce a more youthful neck contour, opting to combine a neck lift with facelift surgery is typically the best course of action when it comes to correcting jowls. Jowls — or the drooping skin below your jawline — typically develop as the skin becomes less elastic and the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which allows the skin to look tight and firm, slows down. Once these proteins diminish, gravity can pull the skin downward and cause sagging tissue to accumulate on both sides of your chin, resulting in the formation of jowls. A neck lift on its own may be able to reduce a “turkey neck” or generally tighten lax skin below the chin, but the procedure alone may not be enough to smooth jowls.
Fortunately, Dr. Ali Sepehr always performs a neck lift with facelift surgery whenever necessary to achieve his patients’ goals whenever they include treating the entirety of drooping tissue in the lower-third of the face. As a double board board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sepehr has found that combining a facelift with a neck lift allows the most seamless degree of rejuvenation. Since the face ages at roughly the same rate as the neck, addressing both areas can help individuals achieve the most harmonious and natural-looking long-term results. Plus, combining procedures can give patients the ability to maximize the outcome of their cosmetic surgery by attaining twice the enhancement without having to undergo two separate recovery periods.
Dr. Sepehr can help you determine the most effective procedures to get rid of jowling skin and achieve a more refreshed appearance. Don’t hesitate to contact OC Facial Plastic Surgery at our Newport Beach practice to speak with a member of our team or to schedule a consultation.