An angular, contoured jawline is one of those facial features that’s considered universally attractive—for both women and men. Women and men in the Atlanta area who are considering facial plastic surgery often say their primary concern is the loss of definition along their jaws and chin.
As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, I understand that the emergence of nonsurgical treatments is appealing to patients who want to achieve their goals without the cost and downtime of surgery. My goal is to create optimal results with the least invasive procedure available, but surgery is often the best path to get the desired results. In this blog post, I’ll highlight some nonsurgical treatments and surgical techniques that can create the strong jawline and streamlined neck that patients want.
CoolSculpting® using the CoolMini™ applicator designed for the area beneath the chin is an effective solution for patients with a double chin. Men and women with skin that has retained most of its elasticity can benefit most from CoolSculpting. Combining CoolSculpting with filler injections may be an option for some of my patients. Also, Ultherapy® is a skin tightening procedure that is often an excellent alternative to surgery.
Creating a sculpted jawline using surgery provides attractive, long-lasting results that usually exceed my patients’ expectations. Neck lift surgery has a 95% “worth it” rating on the RealSelf website because the results can be so transformational and still look natural. Some of the surgical techniques I use for patients concerned about the appearance of their necks, chins, and jawline include:
- Neck liposuction—People at our Buckhead practice often think of liposuction only as a body contouring procedure. But liposuction is very effective for removing unwanted fat from the neck. It can be combined with Ultherapy to tighten lax skin that may be a bit saggier after removing fat.
- Chin implants—Synthetic implants for patients with recessed or “weak” chins can create the desired definition. Some patients may opt for fillers, which are a less permanent alternative for patients who are hesitant about getting implants.
- Submentoplasty—Even though some people use neck lift and submentoplasty interchangeably, the truth is that submentoplasty is a much less invasive technique. Submentoplasty focuses on removing fat from the upper neck and the area directly below the chin. It can be very effective, as you can see in these before-and-after photos.
- Neck lift—A neck lift, often combined with a mini-facelift, is frequently the best solution for patients with jowls and saggy neck skin.
If you’re like many other men and women who want a sculpted neck and defined jawline, contact our office using the online form or book now. You can also give us a call at (404) 233-3937 to schedule an appointment to learn more about these procedures.