Jowls is the common term used to describe sagging, hanging skin around the chin and jawline.
This sagging skin means the lower part of the face loses the definition that we enjoyed in our younger years. In some cases, jowls can also have a negative impact on a person’s facial expressions, leaving them looking permanently sad, grumpy or angry.
There are a number of things which can play a factor in the appearance of jowls. This includes genetics (jowls can be hereditary), environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure, and lifestyle choices, such as smoking and weight loss. Jowls may be less pronounced in people who have more fat, thicker skin or higher levels of collagen. Some people may never have jowls at all. However many people do, and the development of jowls is a very common side-effect of the aging process, as the skin loses its natural collagen and elastin. Luckily a well-timed jowl lift at the Cadogan Clinic can help to tackle this common complaint.
A surgical face lift sees the sagging skin on the face lifted to restore the defined ‘v’ shape of the chin and lower face, banishing the appearance of bothersome jowls.
A mini facelift is one of the best surgical treatments available for tackling jowls. Also known as a lower face lift, this procedure involves fewer incisions than the traditional face lift, and these are very well hidden. This particular treatment focuses on the lower portion of the face, including the chin, jaw, jowls and upper neck. These problem areas are generally the first to display visible signs of aging. A mini jowl lift can get rid of this sagging skin and give the chin and jawline a smoother, tighter appearance. The underlying structures and muscles of the face are also tightened to enhance the result. Our expert surgeons who carry out this procedure will ensure that you are left with a natural-looking result from your surgery, without leaving the skin looking over-stretched.
A mini jowl lift rejuvenates the appearance of the lower face, and can be done with minimal inconvenience, scars and risk and is the perfect treatment for anyone over the age of 40 who is bothered by this particular aesthetic concern.
A jowl face lift produces permanent results and can successfully turn back the clock, taking as much as 10 years off a patient’s age. However the aging process will continue and if you gain a lot of weight, this will have an impact on the appearance of your jowls. We advise quitting smoking, taking good care of your skin and avoiding excessive sun exposure in order to maintain the results of your jowl face lift for as long as possible. However it is possible to perform mini jowl lift surgery again at a later date if needed.
Book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons today to discuss whether you are suitable for jowl lift surgery and how we can help you to achieve your goals.