What Causes Jowls, and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

  • April 18, 2022

The emergence of jowls is a typical side effect of aging for many people as their skin becomes thinner, their muscles lose tone, and their facial fat shifts downward. Jowls are often hereditary, but they can also result from environmental and lifestyle factors like excessive sun exposure, smoking, and weight fluctuations.

Sagging skin in the lower third of your face can be one of the most frustrating aspects of your image because it makes you look older or heavier. Luckily, you don’t have to live with jowls or try to camouflage them with scarves and turtlenecks. A facelift is the best way to tighten skin, diminish wrinkles, and take a decade or more off your appearance.

How Does a Facelift Get Rid of Jowls?

When performing a facelift, Dr. Schmidt uses the expertise gained from his training as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon to redistribute fat from the face, jowls, and neck. He’ll reposition the underlying tissue and muscles before re-draping skin over the newly uplifted contours and trimming the excess away.

As an expert in facial anatomy, Dr. Schmidt takes care to create a natural-looking result – never a pulled-back, windswept appearance. After your facelift, you can expect to enjoy a more youthful, refreshed appearance with a tightened facial foundation.

Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery in Denver?

The best candidates for this procedure are non-smokers in excellent overall mental and physical health. Remember, there’s no such thing as an “ideal age” for a facelift. Instead, you may be ready for a facelift if you answer yes to any of the following questions.

  • Do you struggle with your self-confidence because your outward appearance no longer matches how young and vibrant you feel inside?
  • Have you found that non-surgical solutions like dermal fillers are no longer sufficient to combat your signs of aging?
  • Do you have significant skin laxity and a loss of facial muscle tone and definition?
  • Have you developed deep creases around your mouth?
  • Are you noticing a loss of definition along your jawline?

Your Denver Facelift Consultation

Are you still wondering whether a facelift is a good choice for you? Try this simple at-home test. Stand in front of a mirror, place two fingers on each side of your face near your ears, and gently lift your skin up and back. If you notice an immediate improvement, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmidt.

During your private, in-person meeting, Dr. Schmidt will assess your candidacy for this procedure and help you determine if it’s a good fit for your aesthetic goals and lifestyle. He can also recommend complementary procedures to customize your facelift, like an eyelid lift. As a plastic surgeon who has chosen to focus his practice solely on facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Schmidt is proud to share his talents with women and men throughout the Denver area.

At Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery, our patient-focused concierge services take the stress out of planning for your upcoming surgical procedure, so all you need to do is focus on how much better you’ll look and feel afterward.

Explore Our Before + After Photos

With over 15 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.

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