Surgical threads to tighten loose skin
Surgical threads can be placed around your jowls to tighten your slightly loose skin. You will probably need anywhere from 4-8 threads, depending on how large your jowls are and how much loose skin you have. Surgical threads generally last 6-12 months.
Surgical options are for patients who have a moderate to larger amount of fat and loose skin around the neck and jawline areas. The main treatments are liposuction or neck lift or both. Another new technology is radiofrequency energy.
If you have fat that is just under the skin and not underneath your neck muscles, liposuction of the neck and jawline area can be done to remove fat and give you a nicely defined jawline. Depending on the technology used, you will have mild to moderate skin tightening with liposuction as well. Results will last years or a lifetime since the fat is physically removed.
After making incisions near your ear and behind your ear, as well as an incision underneath your chin, your neck skin is lifted up, revealing access to your neck muscles, fat and supporting structures or your neck. A neck lift allows the most access and best long-term results, because all of the structures that can make your jawline more defined, such as skin, fat, muscle, and SMAS, can be addressed in one procedure to give you maximal results that will last for years.
Radiofrequency energy can tighten loose skin and, in the neck area, can be used to tighten the skin after some type of procedure, usually neck liposuction. RF can be used with other procedures to tighten your neck skin and allow it to be more smoothly and tightly placed over your jawline.
What are your best options for the jawline of your dreams? You can realistically assess your neck and jawline at home, and a consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi and his team will give you your best options.
Thinking of a Procedure for your Jawline?
Talk to Dr. Lanfranchi and his team if you’re thinking it might be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals. They are available to give you a consultation and answer any questions you may have about this procedure or other procedures.