Has the shape of your jawline changed over time?
Correcting Jowls for a Defined Jawline
A strong profile inspires not only confidence in ourselves but others’ confidence in us. Professionals from all walks of life thrive on putting forward a competent, in control impression, particularly those in high-powered or public facing industries. So it’s particularly troubling when we begin to develop jowls, which soften our jawline and rob us of that confidence we all deserve. The Lanfranchi Center, Las Vegas Valley’s premier facial rejuvenation provider, can put the definition back in your jawline, so you can define your life by your accomplishments rather than your appearance.
What Are Jowls and How Do They Form?
When skin becoming less firm and elastic as we age, jowls form. Nearly everyone develops them at one point. The supportive proteins in connective tissues of our skin—collagen and elastin—lose hydration and break down. When that support weakens, facial structures begin to succumb to gravity. Elastin, responsible for the rubber-band effect of our skin, doesn’t bounce back after being stretched, and our skin becomes lax. This first happens around the mouth. Gravity takes advantage of the skin’s newfound lack of firmness and tightness to form jowls.
Several factors may be responsible for the severity and onset of jowls, including genetics— surrounding skin thickness and your amount of collagen and elastin. Environmental and lifestyle factors like your facial expressions, weight loss, exposure to UV rays, smoking, and your posture with computers or phones (constantly looking down) also contribute to jowls.
The Lanfranchi Center’s Jowl Treatment Options
At The Lanfranchi Center, faces and necks are our specialty. While most “general” plastic surgeons perform between 5-10 facial procedures per month, Dr. Paul Lanfranchi has performed approximately 10 face and neck rejuvenation procedures per week for over a decade. By the age of 40, Dr. Lanfranchi had performed more than 5,000 facelifts and neck lifts.
This makes Dr. Lanfranchi the premier expert in the Las Vegas area for the TLC Lift™ and the TLC Mini Lift, two primary treatment options that specifically address melting jawlines to help patients regain a strong profile. The TLC Lift™ is a customized lower face and neck procedure, including the SMAS layer and platysma muscle, designed to dramatically lift jowls away, correct under chin fullness, and tighten the muscles and skin of the neck. The TLC Mini Lift is for patients who wish to address jowls and signs of aging in the neck before they become too pronounced, and may not require as much shifting of the facial muscles.
Dr. Paul Lanfranchi isn’t like any Doctor I’ve met…he’s truly down to earth and has a great bedside manner too. He knew I was nervous right before surgery, but that went away moments after he started talking with me and his staff too. I didn’t feel like I was going in for surgery…it was more like a ‘treatment’. I had another procedure done that I couldn’t add above, so the price might be off a bit. I’ll be scheduling another treatment soon. I don’t feel like I’m going into surgery, so it makes it much easier for me plus the look/outcome is very natural, but ‘younger looking’!
Why Choose The Lanfranchi Center?
Board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology(ENT), and Head & Neck Surgery since 2008, Dr. Lanfranchi attained Fellowship status (FAOCO) in 2014, making him the most caring and qualified practitioner in Las Vegas to address jowls or other aging concerns for the face and neck. Team TLC is enthusiastically devoted to every patient, from consultation to recovery, putting TLC into every patient’s experience. Love your selfie again. Call us today.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Ready to learn more about the TLC Lift™ and the TLC Mini Lift? The first step is to come in for an in-person complimentary consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.