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Can Facelift Surgery Get Rid Of My Sagging Jowls?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Like it or not, everyone will eventually begin to notice the physical signs of facial aging, including lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. For many men and women, drooping jowls are among the most prominent – and frustrating – age-related concerns. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and the expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV have helped thousands of patients turn back the clock, restore a more youthful look, and feel confident about themselves once again through advanced facelift surgery. Discover the compelling benefits of facelift here, including how it can dramatically improve your sagging jowls.

What causes sagging jowls?

Sagging jowls are a natural side effect of the aging process, though they may affect certain patients earlier and/or more significantly than others. A decline in the body’s collagen production, weakening of skin fibers, gravity, and descending fat pads are all contributing factors to the development of sagging jowls. Additionally, sun exposure, smoking, and genetics often play a part in the severity of a person’s facial aging.

How to get rid of sagging jowls

Although there are thousands of over-the-counter skin firming products on the market today, most are unable to produce visible or long-lasting results, particularly for patients who have already begun to notice moderate sagging. Without a doubt, facelift surgery is the longest-lasting and most effective skin tightening solution for men and women with moderate to advanced signs of facial aging, including sagging jowls.

What does a facelift do?

The benefits of facelift surgery are virtually endless. Generally speaking, facelift surgery aims to restore a more youthful, firmer, vibrant look through skin removal and tightening. Some of the most common concerns that lead men and women to pursue facelift surgery include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Drooping brow
  • Tired eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Loose skin
  • Facial folds
  • Lip lines
  • Downturned mouth
  • Sagging jowls
  • Weak jawline
  • Turkey neck

What kind of facelift do you need for jowls?

For patients who are specifically concerned about sagging or drooping jowls, a facelift can help to remove excess skin, reduce drooping fat pads, and sculpt a smoother, firmer, more lifted facial contour. Depending on the nature and severity of your concerns, Dr. Khorsandi may recommend one of several types of facelift procedures, including:

  • Traditional facelift: performed using an endoscopic approach to address more advanced signs of aging across the entire face

  • SMAS facelift: manipulates multiple layers of skin, tissue, and muscles for dramatic, long-lasting results

  • Neck lift: commonly performed in conjunction with a full facelift to further address concerns on the jowls, jawline, and neck

Additional options for facial rejuvenation, which may be performed in addition to facelift surgery include:

Does a facelift get rid of jowls forever?

When performed properly by a highly experienced plastic surgeon, facelift surgery can have remarkably long-lasting results of up to ten years or longer. The longevity of facelift results also depends on individual patient factors, including genetics and lifestyle. While facelift surgery can’t stop the aging process completely, there are things you can do to preserve your results for as long as possible, including:

  • Follow all facelift recovery guidelines closely
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Maintain a stable weight
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Consider ongoing cosmetic treatments, including facials, laser skin treatments, and more

Say goodbye to sagging jowls and hello to a whole new you with facelift surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Everyone deserves to feel confident when it comes to their most visible feature: the face! If sagging jowls or other signs of aging are holding you back, you may be a great candidate for a surgical facelift. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of Las Vegas facelift surgery, call the knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your in-person consultation or virtual appointment with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.