Can I get rid of my jowls?

What can be done about my jowlsThe slackening of the facial muscles and the deterioration of skin elasticity is a natural consequence of ageing. But what is the aesthetic result? A general drooping effect that culminates at the jawline forming jowls.

It is this feature of ageing that propels many of Mr Sudip Ghosh’s patients to his Milton Keynes facelift clinic to ask what he can do to restore that classic sign of youth and beauty, the well-defined jaw.

What will the surgeon do?

Mr Ghosh will first make an incision above the hairline at the temples, extending it down either in front of the ear or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear, then around and behind the earlobe.

He will then use liposuction to remove the fat that has gathered under the chin and along the jawline and under the chin; in some cases, he will advise a more appropriate way to access the fat under the chin is through an incision at the spot.

He will then work on repositioning the facial muscles before suturing the skin so that it is lifted upwards and backwards, completing the rejuvenation. The face will then be bandaged in order to minimise bruising and swelling.

When will I see the final results of my facelift?

A couple of days after surgery, the bandages will be taken off; a week or so later the sutures will be removed – and you will be able to appreciate an improvement immediately.

During your Milton Keynes facelift consultation, Mr Ghosh will explain that some patience will be required as you wait for the final results to reveal themselves. After two weeks, the most significant swelling should subside but the tissues will continue to settle for some time more.

You can expect to fully appreciate your newly defined jawline between four and six months after your facelift.

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