Treatment for Drooping Cheeks
There are plenty of options available to treat lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging. If you want to avoid facial surgeries, there are cosmetic injectables and laser treatments that can greatly enhance your appearance. For sagging skin of the face, our Keller, TX cosmetic surgery center has plenty of suggestions.
The team at Tarrant Plastic Surgery would like to focus on the jowls, those unfortunate sagging cheeks that can leave your face looking haggard and droopy. Dr. Vishnu Rumalla can go over various jowl treatments in more detail during your visit to the practice.
What Causes Jowls to Form?
There are a number of factors that contribute to the formation of jowls and their severity.
As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. These connective tissues help keep the skin supple and firm. Later in life, the lower cheeks and other parts of the face unavoidably droop. Genetics and weight loss can have a dramatic impact on the severity of a person’s jowls as well.
In addition to age, genetics, and weight loss, other factors can affect jowl formation. This includes sun damage, smoking, and poor health.
Can Jowls and Sagging Cheeks Be Prevented?
To a certain extent, yes. If you eat healthy, avoid tobacco products, and maintain a healthy weight and skin care regimen, you can avoid jowls to a certain extent. Yet age and gravity cannot be fully defied. That’s when undergoing cosmetic treatment at our Keller plastic surgery center is worth considering.
Lower Face Lift and Neck Lift Surgery
The lower face lift and neck lift surgery are two ideal options for treating jowls and facial sagging linked to age. The lower face lift is great for sagging around the jawline and the formation of jowls. The neck lift can help with facial sagging along the neckline that may be associated with jowls or that exacerbate the appearance of jowls.
If your jowls are primarily caused by excess fat around the cheeks, facial liposuction could be the best option for you and your needs. The surgery will remove fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise, which can help reduce the appearance of sagging around the lower cheeks and jawline.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
If your jowls are very minor, non-surgical skin tightening procedures may be the best option for your needs. These procedure use radiofrequency energy, laser light, or carefully focused heat energy to tighten the skin and underlying structures of the face. This reduces sagging and promotes the formation of collagen in the treatment area.
In some cases, the best option for treating slight jowls is the use of dermal filler injections. These injectables add volume to the cheeks, adding suppleness and reducing the amount of sagging around the lower cheek area. The results of dermal filler injections will last for several months, at which point additional injections can be performed.
Finding the Ideal Treatment Plan for Your Needs
As you can see, there are numerous ways to treat jowls, no matter how severe. During the consultation process, we can go over the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment and help you get the procedure that’s best for you.
Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery
For more information about treating jowls and sagging cheeks, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. The team at Tarrant Plastic Surgery is here to answer questions and address concerns. You can reach our office in Keller at (817) 741-6800, our office in Fort Worth at (817) 334-0030, and our office in Southlake at (817) 741-6801.