The Jawline and the Jowls
Jowling is caused by sagging of the mid face and loss of definition of the jawline as a result of age and loss of collagen. Whilst a traditional facelift can address some of these concerns, surgery designed to lift the lower face alone can often at times be more effective.
This is where a Ribbon Lift comes into its own. Absorbable Endotine Ribbons are inserted through a surgical procedure underneath the muscles of the lower face and jowls and attached to the tissues around the bones both in front of or behind the ear or using a combination of both techniques. The ribbons, which themselves dissolve over a period of time, leave scarring in the areas of the attachment, resulting in a long lasting lift of these areas which has a natural appearance. As the muscles themselves are lifted, this effect is quite pronounced and jowling is often minimised restoring a more youthful appearance with the greater definition of the jawline.
This is a surgical procedure requiring hospitalisation and general anaesthesia with a downtime of up to 6 weeks. The side effects of this treatment are similar to those encountered after facelifting.