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Face Contouring for Younger Patients: Improving the Jawline and Neck for a More Attractive Look

Posted August 14, 2020 in Cosmetic Injectables, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser, Non-Surgical Procedures

This patient, age 35, was genetically predisposed to a double chin and a lack of jawline definition. Dr. Patronella removed her cheek buccal pads and performed a limited necklifta combination of neck liposuction and neck muscle tighteningto improve her facial contours.

By Sherri Roberts

Chiseled, elegant facial features have long been admired and sought after by women and men alike for the youthful, attractive character they give the face. While some have been genetically gifted with high cheekbones and a proportionate, defined chin and jawline, makeup techniques and aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical treatments have made such attributes more accessible to everyone. A quick perusal of Instagram with models, celebrities, makeup artists, and aesthetic accounts galore reveals how wildly popular facial contouring with bronzers, cosmetic injectables, and skin lasers has become among all ages. 

Determining the best option for you will depend on several factors, including the level of improvement you desire and your skin’s laxity. Genetics and aging both play a role in facial structure. As we age, we lose facial fat, elasticity and bone, causing the skin and its underlying tissues to sag and hollowness to become more pronounced in areas like the temples, cheeks and under the eyes. 

For some individuals, fillers, lasers or a combination of both can deliver the desired look, tightening loose skin and/or reshaping features such as the chin, cheeks and nose through injectables. But for more extensive improvement, facial rejuvenation surgery may be the best route. For women and men who are not yet candidates for a standard facelift and necklift yet desire greater neck definition due to having a genetic predisposition for excess neck fat, top facelift plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella may recommend a limited necklift procedure, which includes liposuction of the neck and tightening of the neck muscles (platysmaplasty). 

The 35-year-old woman shown in these photos was genetically predisposed to a double chin and a lack of chin definition. Dr. Patronella combined several procedures to resculpt her facial contours. Removal of her buccal fat pads refined the cheek-midface region. Along with liposuction of her neck, Dr. Patronella tightened her neck muscles to give her an elegant new profile. A procedure combination such as this is typically best for younger patients who have good skin elasticity, whereas older patients may require a standard necklift and facelift procedure with more comprehensive skin and muscle tightening.

Whether the method of choice is surgical or nonsurgical, the before and after photos demonstrate what a dramatic difference well-done facial contouring can make to one’s appearance, creating a more youthfully-attractive visage. Give us a call today to learn more about the multitude of nonsurgical and surgical procedures we offer. Dr. Patronella and his team of aesthetic experts will craft the ideal treatment plan for you.

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Considered by many to be one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas and the United States, Dr. Patronella’s facelift case won first place as the “Surgical Face Makeover of the Year-USA 2019” at the prestigious MyFaceMyBody awards, beating out entries from all across the globe.

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