Reoccuring Jowls 3 years after facelift and what is a Thread Lift By Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle:

Reoccuring Jowls 3 years after facelift and what is a Thread Lift By Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle:

Question: What can be done for reoccuring jowls after having a facelift 3 years ago? What about the thread lift?

Answer: A Chin Implant Reshaping or Fillers / Fat injections (Dr Philip Young Seattle Washington)could help the looseness in the jowls.  The jowls occur for a number of different reasons. If you read my other blogs you can find pictures that illustrate jowls.  What happens is that when you lose volume in the face, especially the cheeks and jawline area along with volume around the mouth, the jowls become more prominent.  As an example, pinch the skin by your upper cheeks just inferior and lateral to the eye.  Notice as you do this, that the jowls begin to rise a little bit.  Now in front of your jowls is a depression and volume loss call the prejowl area.  This area along the jawline and closer to the lips and in front of the marionette lines can be filled in as well.  Also along the jaw in front of the ear can also be filled in and this can have an effect on the jowls decreasing.  Sometimes people fill in the prejowl area with fillers and fat injections to reduce the appearance of the jowls through a camouflage type of correction. In terms of volumizing with fillers, you can also use fat injections for the same thing and you can add more volume with fat than you can, a lot of times, than with filler.  Fillers are quite a bit more expensive than fat for filling in volumes.  Sculptra is another option in between fat and fillers. Sculptra can last over 2 years and some are finding more than that.  Other options for the jowls include direct liposuction of the jowl area.  Thread lifts, in my opinion, don’t work. They pull on the skin for a time being but relax and most of the time I don’t think you get any long term improvement.  The only time you get long term improvement is when you turn the thread lift into basically a facelift done in many traditional ways. Here is a facelift consult to help you prepare before a facelift consult:

I hope that helps.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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