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Deb Anderson asks:
At age 59, gravity is taking its toll. I'm beginning to get a little "jowl-y". It seems to be giving me turkey wattles and double chin as well. Ugh!! Would a face lift help these areas?

On: 11/29/2012 10:25 am

To doctors from: Illinois

Category: Jowls

Answers

DrMichelleCopeland on 12/06/2012 04:06 pm wrote:
The neck lift is a quick way to reduce jowls, eliminate a double chin, slim the bands of muscle that form the wattle, and tighten neck skin. Often, liposuction alone can help resculpt this area and tighten loose skin. Today with Smart Lipo ,light can provide finer resculpturing of the neck and jowls. If greater tightening of the skin is required, it can often be done with tiny incisions behind the ear. These procedures can be performed as an outpatient without the need for general anesthesia allowing for a quick recovery. It's possible to do this on a Friday and be back to work on Monday!

Another option that could be used in conjunction with a neck lift and liposuction is Thermage. Thermage is a non-invasive (no incision!) treatment that can tighten skin, renew facial contours, and stimulate your body to make healthier collagen—the building block that provides structure to your skin. The procedure uses radiofrequency technology called ThermaCool that has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. Fast and easy, Thermage requires no downtime from normal activities. And unlike laser treatments, Thermage can be performed on patients of all skin types. Tighten and lift without surgery, injections, or downtime.