We use laser and radiofrequency energy to both liquefy and heat the fat and skin around the jowls and neck through a very small nick under the chin. Next, we take out some of the liquefied fat, depending on the shape of the region.
Quick Facts: The procedure takes 1.5 hours and uses local numbing like a dentist office visit. Patients wear a headband for the first 72 hours, there are no stiches and bruising is mild. Patients experience a quick recovery and have had uniformly excellent results over the several years that we have done this procedure.
If you are seeing looseness or laxity of your jowls and/or neck region, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. The procedure will redefine the jaw and neck line and tighten the skin of the midface. Sometimes it is done in conjunction with mild liposuction of the jowls and/or neck to achieve the best result. If you have tried non-invasive tissue tightening with less than stellar results, this is an excellent procedure to consider as we have had almost a 100% success rate with this procedure over the past 8 years as defined by patient satisfaction.
Energy is introduced under the skin in a gentle fashion with precise temperature monitoring until the threshold temperature is achieved. A Band-Aid is placed over the entry site and a compression garment is worn over the area for 48-72 hours.
Recovery is usually a long weekend. There is typically little pain afterwards and bruising is quite mild if our homeopathic protocol is followed. Results will be seen in the first week, although the tightening process will continue for 3-4 months.