October 5, 2021 Tags: Plastic Surgery News
Tired of staring at yourself on Zoom and seeing a jawline you’re not happy with? You’re not alone in feeling self-conscious about your jawline. Dubbed, the “Zoom Boom,” many more people have opted into plastic surgery in the past year, likely due to more time spent on digital devices and an unprecedented virtual lifestyle with screens replacing real-life interaction. In fact, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 58% of facial plastic surgeon members agree that neck lifts and other neck/jawline treatments increased last year.
If you’re looking to make chin fat disappear forever, Kybella may be the option for you. This is a series of injections used to treat submental fat below the chin. For the right patient, it can give a visible improvement without surgery. Typically, after the injection, there is some firmness and possible numbness in the treated region for 1-2 weeks, showing visible results afterward. The alternative to this would be neck or chin liposuction.
Fillers, such as hyaluronic acid gels, can enhance the appearance of the jawline. Adding volume and filler to the areas where there has been a loss of facial definition gives a more youthful, “cut” appearance.
Neuromodulators, aka Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, diminish muscle motion that induces facial and neck wrinkles. Around the jaw area, these can treat platysma muscle banding.
Fractional laser treatments can be used for skin tightening and lifting any sagging skin that may have come with age, or as a side effect of weight loss.
Chin Implant or chin augmentation is a powerful tool to improve the contour of the jawline and neck. This can be accomplished without surgery, via injectable fillers, or with surgery using a silicone implant.
It’s important to remember that each patient has individual needs, and as everyone’s anatomy is different, the best solution will depend on the recommendations of your provider. Our expert staff at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery is always available for a consultation to go over what option(s) might be best for you. So, what are you waiting for? Book your consultation today.