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One of the biggest aesthetic concerns experienced by patients as they grow older is the formation of jowls, a key sign of facial aging that is characterized by sagging skin along the cheeks and jawline. Relaxed facial skin is caused by a number of factors, including the natural waning of collagen production as well as depleted volume in the mid-face. These bodily changes are inevitable, but patients don’t have to resign themselves to living with jowls forever. If you believe your outward appearance does not reflect how you feel inside, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you lift and tighten sagging facial skin to reclaim a more youthful look.

Dr. Lawrence Tong performs facelift surgery at his Toronto plastic surgery practice, a highly effective procedure that can eliminate jowls, soften wrinkles, and generally smooth the facial appearance to restore a younger-looking version of yourself. This rejuvenation is achieved by tightening the underlying muscle layer in the face and neck, after which excess skin and fatty deposits in the lower face are removed. The skin is then redraped and incisions are closed to yield a natural and “unoperated” aesthetic, allowing patients to appear more vital and refreshed. A facelift is considered the most powerful technique to get rid of jowls, with results typically lasting well into the future despite the continuation of the aging process. However, variations of a facelift can also improve the jowls. These options include the mini facelift and extended neck lift, which are subsets of the traditional facelift operation that use fewer incisions and require shorter recovery times. This is reflective of the smaller target areas treated in each respective surgery.

Wondering whether a facelift may help you achieve your cosmetic goals? If you have any questions about facelift surgery, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tong, please don’t hesitate to contact Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery today.

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