Can a Facelift Correct Jowls and Redefine the Jawline?

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One of the most frustrating signs of aging that can add years to your appearance in what seems like overnight is sagging in the lower face. In particular, men and women often develop drooping jowls and a bumpy or saggy jawline over time, both of which can be extremely aging in terms of overall facial appearance. At The DeRosa Center, double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa has a wealth of knowledge and experience in facial rejuvenation surgery and can help Boston, MA facelift patients regain the defined jawline and youthful, perkier features they desire to boost their confidence and virtually turn back the clock.

Why does the jawline lose definition with age?

As we age, various factors contribute to the loss of definition along the jawline. These include decreased collagen and elastin production, loss of facial fat volume, weakening of the facial muscles, and gravitational effects over time. As a result, the skin and tissues around the jawline may begin to sag, leading to the development of jowls and a less defined jawline.

Does a facelift include the jowls?

A full facelift procedure — sometimes referred to as a traditional facelift — typically involves addressing multiple areas of the lower two-thirds of the face, including drooping jowls, to restore a more youthful appearance. However, Dr. DeRosa understands that each patient's facial anatomy and aging concerns are unique. With this in mind, each facelift is carefully tailored to address the patient's specific areas of concern.

Will facelift surgery give me a defined jawline?

One of the primary goals of full facelift surgery is often to redefine the jawline and help restore youthful contours to the lower face and neck. By lifting and tightening the underlying facial muscles and tissues, Dr. DeRosa can create a more sculpted and defined jawline, helping to rejuvenate overall appearance and enhance facial symmetry.

Will a facelift make my jaw too masculine?

In some cases, women ask whether a more defined jawline with facelift surgery will make them look too masculine. A well-performed female facelift should not result in a masculine-looking jawline. By customizing the facelift surgical technique and approach to suit your individual goals and anatomy, she can help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance while maintaining feminine facial contours. Regardless of your gender, Dr. DeRosa takes great care to ensure that the results of your facelift are natural-looking and harmonious with your facial features and desired outcome.

What other improvements can be made with facelift surgery?

In addition to addressing jowls and redefining the jawline, facelift surgery can provide various other improvements to enhance your overall facial appearance and restore more youthful features. Some of these include:

  • Smoothing of deep wrinkles and creases
  • Tightening of loose or sagging skin
  • Lifting of the cheeks and mid-face
  • Improvement of facial volume loss
  • Softening of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Enhancing facial contours for a more youthful and refreshed look

Drooping jowls weighing down your confidence? Refresh your look with a personalized facelift in Boston, MA

For most people, facelift surgery offers the most effective and longest-lasting option for lifting droopy jowls and regaining jawline definition that has been lost with age. If you're ready to take the first step toward looking and feeling like a younger and more confident version of yourself, call The DeRosa Center to schedule your Boston, MA facelift consultation with double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and facelift specialist Dr. Jaimie DeRosa today.