I want my jawline tightened. Does this mean I need a facelift?
Tightening the jaw line can be achieved in a variety of methods and technique that I would choose is based upon your particular physical appearance and the status of your jaw line. If your skin and fat is extremely lax then a full facelift or a mini facelift may be necessary to adequately tighten significant amounts of redundant skin. If there is a great deal of fat but your skin has good elasticity or tone, then you may be a candidate for laser lipo of the jaw line which will not only remove the excess fat and sculpt the jaw line, but also modestly tighten the skin. Recovery from laser liposuction of the jaw line is extremely rapid as opposed to facelift surgery. Laser techniques such as thermage may also be of benefit if your jaw line does not require an extensive amount of tightening.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld