Jowls can be especially frustrating to your cosmetic goals – not only are they seemingly impossible to get rid of, but they can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the best ways to get rid of jowls is with the help of a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can recommend your best options from both surgical and non-surgical options (depending on your unique situation) for a refreshed, defined look. Here’s what to know about how to get rid of jowls and some of our best non-surgical facelift options at our Nashville office.

What Causes Jowls?

Jowls are loose, excess skin that hangs down around the mouth, jawline, and chin area. At its most basic, jowls are caused by a loss of collagen and elastin over time. This process occurs naturally as you age, but it can also be exacerbated by lifestyle choices like poor skincare, smoking, sun damage, weight loss, or even looking down at your device for long periods of time. Additionally, jowls can be genetic in nature, meaning you may be more prone to developing them – or you have them already.

How Do You Get Rid of Jowls?

There are a few different options that can get rid of jowls. Keep in mind that non-surgical treatments can achieve less noticeable improvement than surgical options, but surgery isn’t ideal for everyone’s goals and existing concerns. Dr. Gilpin can recommend your best options during a consultation.

Surgical Procedures for Jowls

The neck lift is one of the best surgeries available for jowls since it can remove loose skin below the chin and give more definition to the jawline. However, jowls often exist also around the mouth and lower face where a neck lift is ineffective. This means that a facelift can be a valuable addition to your surgical package. The facelift addresses the lower- and mid-face where it can improve the look of marionette lines that can contribute to the look of jowls. Although some patients can benefit from only a neck lift for jowls, others may need a facelift as well.

Non-Surgical Facelift for Jowls

A non-surgical approach to jowls may require a package of treatments for best results (often called a non-surgical facelift). It can also depend on the degree of aging you’re experiencing and how aggressive your treatment needs to be for your goals. There are a variety of skincare treatments that can be used as a preventive approach to maintain collagen and prevent sagging over time – this might include chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used to lessen the appearance of jowls by filling in hollow areas around the lower face or even the cheeks to lift the skin. Finally, more aggressive options like Skinpen® microneedling and radiofrequency microneedling can help boost collagen contraction and tighten loose skin around the neck and lower face.

Schedule a Consultation

There are many options for getting rid of jowls for a lifted, more youthful look. To meet with Dr. David Gilpin and learn more about the non-surgical facelift in Nashville, we invite you to contact Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics by calling or filling out our online form.