Refreshing your chin and jawline is a powerful combination of procedures to restore the youthful contour and profile of the chin and jawline. However, the “double chin,” “turkey wattle,” and jowls that trouble so many people, along with the general loss of definition along the jawline are common signs of aging that can be addressed with this combination procedure.
During your consultation at Skin & Vein Center, Dr. Eric Seiger will evaluate your individual goals and perform a thorough examination to determine which procedures will best help you achieve your desired results. He may recommend a customized combination of procedures that will slim and shape your chin and jawline, resulting in a refreshed and more youthful appearance. Dr. Seiger is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who is sought out by patients all over Michigan and throughout the country.
You deserve to look in the mirror and see a chin and jawline that makes you smile.
Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Seiger and learn more about how his techniques can help you achieve your aesthetic goals! To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Seiger in Fenton, Sterling Heights, or Livonia, Michigan, call (800) 400-8346 or fill out our contact form to receive a call from our scheduling coordinator.
Dr. Seiger’s blog is a cosmetic treasure trove for those looking to keep their aesthetics up as they age. Follow along!
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 The Aging Face
- 3 Liposuction For the Jawline
- 4 Chin and Neck Lift
- 5 Y-Lift
- 6 Non-Surgical Treatments for Loose Jowl and Neck Skin
- 7 The Benefits of Chin & Jawline Contouring
- 8 Candidates for Chin & Jawline Contouring
- 9 What to Expect During Your Consultation
- 10 Recovery
- 11 What are the Results of Chin and Jawline Contouring?
- 12 What is the Cost of Chin & Jawline Contouring in Michigan?
- 13 References
Before and After Photos
The Aging Face
The various elements that create our facial anatomy age at different rates, which means a patient can have skin that’s relatively free of wrinkles and fine lines, and still have significant jowling and loss of definition in the lower face. The aging process also leads to a “double chin” as submental fat accumulates and the platysma muscles weaken. The result can be an aging face that makes you look tired, angry, or sad when you feel youthful and happy.
You deserve to look how you feel! Refreshing your chin and jawline can help to restore the youthful contour of your lower face.
About Submental Fat
Submental fullness often referred to as a “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic concern. It can impact a broad range of adults, both men, and women, and can be caused by a number of factors.
These factors may include aging, weight gain, genetics, or even posture. Whatever the cause, submental fullness can be difficult to improve with diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction For the Jawline
Liposuction can be an option for patients who have isolated pockets of fat in the jawline that are resistant to diet and exercise. The dreaded jowls can be improved with liposuction of the jawline; this can be done as an outpatient procedure.
During the procedure, Dr. Seiger will make a small incision in the skin just large enough for a cannula, or small hollow aspirating tube, to be inserted. He will then suction out the unwanted fat. The incisions will be closed, and once healed there is almost no scarring, and because the incisions are located in discreet locations, the only thing people will notice is that you look great!
Because such a small area is being treated, there is minimal downtime. You may experience some bruising and swelling, but this should subside within 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the size of the area treated and the amount of fat removed. You will be able to return to your normal activities very soon after treatment.
Chin and Neck Lift
Patients who are looking for a procedure with long-lasting tightening effects, as opposed to fat removal, may lean towards options like a traditional chin and neck lift. During Dr. Seiger’s acclaimed Mini Neck Lift, small incisions concealed behind the ears allow him to tighten and streamline the jawline, redrape the skin of the neck, and trim excess skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. This can also be paired with liposuction for a comprehensive lower face rejuvenation, or with The Hour Lift. Combining a neck lift with liposuction allows patients to enjoy a smoother, more lithe neck. Dr. Seiger also uses strategic, specialized injections of dermal filler on the chin to help add definition. This proprietary version of the mini-facelift has put Skin & Vein Center on the map!
The Y-Lift is another minimally invasive lifting procedure that offers little recovery and the advantages of dermal fillers. This treatment rejuvenates the cheeks, jawline and neck using only a few tiny incisions for a gentle lift and natural-looking results.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Loose Jowl and Neck Skin
One of the newest options for treating lax skin is Morpheus8. Morpheus8 is a fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that can be used on the face, neck, and body. It can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, loose skin, and more.
Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy to heat the tissue and stimulate collagen production.  The microneedles create microscopic channels in the skin, which allows the RF energy to reach the deeper layers of tissue; this results in a more youthful and lifted appearance.
Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types and is considered to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery. There is no downtime associated with the procedure, and most patients only need 1-3 treatments to achieve their desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about Morpheus8 or any of the other procedures we offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you determine which treatment is right for you.
The Benefits of Chin & Jawline Contouring
There are many benefits to the chin and jawline contouring, including:
- Achieving a more youthful appearance
- Improving the look of a “double chin” or “wattle”
- Reducing the appearance of jowls
- Defining the jawline
The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for chin and jawline contouring is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Seiger. He will examine your face and determine which procedure, or combination of procedures, would be best for you.
Candidates for Chin & Jawline Contouring
Candidates for these procedures are determined on a case-by-case basis. For example, candidates are typically healthy adults with good skin elasticity who are bothered by submental fullness.
If the cosmetic concerns we’ve mentioned all sound similar, it’s because they are. Jowls, lax skin, and a double chin may seem like one issue that results in a less-than-desirable facial appearance, but they are different and so are the treatment options for each. With the help of Dr. Seiger, the effects of age can be isolated and addressed using the most appropriate procedure. Which is why a consultation is so important!
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Seiger will:
- Ask about your goals for the procedure
- Examine your face
- Evaluate your skin elasticity
- Consider your age and how you care for your skin
- Recommend a treatment plan
The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for chin and jawline contouring is to come in for a face-to-face evaluation. Dr. Seiger will examine your face and determine which procedure, or combination of procedures, would be best for you.
He will gladly show you before and after photos, answer your questions, and help you make an informed decision about whether or not these procedures are right for you and your lifestyle.
During your recovery, you will feel well-prepared for how to best address any discomfort you might feel. The majority of patients report that any discomfort they experience is manageable with over-the-counter medication.
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. However, you might need to take it easy for the first few days after your procedure.
You will likely be instructed to:
- Apply ice to the treated area
- Sleep with your head elevated
- Avoid strenuous activities
- Avoid sun exposure
Furthermore, taking care of your skin going forward will ensure your results last!
What are the Results of Chin and Jawline Contouring?
The results of most procedures will be visible as time progresses and your chin and jawline heal. However, you will likely see some immediate results as well. For example, patients who have liposuction often see a noticeable reduction in submental fullness right away.
Some procedures require more than one treatment to achieve the desired result. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.
The results of the chin and jawline contouring are typically long-lasting. However, the aging process and other factors, such as weight gain or pregnancy, can impact your results.
What is the Cost of Chin & Jawline Contouring in Michigan?
The cost of these procedures varies depending on the type of procedure being performed and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. During your consultation, Dr. Seiger will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your goals. He will then provide you with a cost estimate for your procedure.
To learn more about chin and jawline contouring or any of the other procedures offered by Dr. Seiger, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Seiger in Fenton, Sterling Heights, or Livonia, Michigan, call (800) 400-8346 or fill out our contact form.
Turn back the clock with a chin and jawline refresh at Skin & Vein Center!
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