As a expert in less invasive facial rejuvenation, Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anita Mandal performs jowl lifts for loose soft tissue in the lower face to give a more defined and angular jawline. A jowl lift is a type of mini-facelift that can lift mild to moderately sagging jowls. Best candidates are those with minimal aging in the neck and mid-face with sagging limited to the jowl area along the jawline. Aging usually occurs throughout the face and neck and is rarely restricted to just the jowls. For this reason, fewer patients benefit from an isolated jowl lift compared to a mini-facelift or a facelift.
A jowl lift involves making a smaller pre-auricular incision hidden in the natural crease in front of the ear, elevating the skin along with tightening the underlying SMAS muscle, followed by removal of any excess skin. Sutures are placed followed by a head dressing. Sutures are removed typically at 7 days post-operatively.
Dr. Mandal typically performs this less invasive outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with an oral sedative. The risks are lower with local anesthesia as is the recovery and downtime.
Alternatives To Jowl Lift
Patients who experience sagging with development of jowls and loose neck skin have several rejuvenation options that range from surgical to non-surgical. The treatment you choose depends on the degree of aging, your lifestyle and your desire for surgery or a minimal-invasive approach. These include:
- Non-Surgical Facelift: Genius™ RF / Infini™ RF can improve sagging of the face and neck by stimulating the body’s own natural collagen and elastin to lift and tighten with no downtime. Genius™ RF / Infini™ RF treatments can be effective in patients who have never had surgery but have mild to moderate jowls. They are also work in patients who previously had mini-facelift or facelift surgery and want to tweak the jaw and neckline.
- Neck Lift
- 4-D Liquid Face-lift consists of a uniquely tailored combination of neuromodulators, facial fillers and/or Kybella® for double chin.
As a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mandal focuses on satisfying results that are very natural looking. When it comes to the face, patients prefer quality and excellence over price. They seek her skills from throughout Palm Beach County, across Florida and a range of national and international locations. To discover your options, request a consultation online or call 561-238-0040 at our Palm Beach Gardens office.