Fixes for a Sagging Face

No one likes to be around a “Debbie Downer,” but what about when your own face is starting to drift downward, making you look older and less friendly than you feel? Whether you’re just beginning to see signs of jowls, a drooping brow line or other indicators of facial aging, or you’ve been seeing them in the mirror for years, our experienced plastic surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery have some solutions to help give your face the youthful boost it needs.

What Causes the Face to Sag?

As we age, our body produces less collagen and elastin, which are proteins that maintain the skin’s elasticity. Years of sun damage, smoking and other habits also contribute to the breakdown of these proteins. But collagen and elastin loss isn’t the only reason our faces sag as we get older; the soft tissues and muscles of the face also start to elongate and sag, after years of movement. This causes the skin and fat on our face and neck to shift, causing eyebrows to droop lower, cheeks to migrate downward and loose skin folds  to form on the neck.

How Can You Fix a Sagging Face and Look Years Younger?

For a long-lasting solution to unattractive facial sagging, and one that produces noticeable yet natural results, you may want to consider some of these plastic surgery procedures:

Facelift or Allure Mini-Facelift Surgery. A facelift repairs drooping skin and the underlying facial structure in order to achieve a smoother youthful facial contour. It is performed by lifting the tissue and tightening the muscles while trimming any excess, hanging skin. For those with only minor sagging of face and neck, our Allure Mini-Facelift may be the ideal option. This procedure provides a lift to the area around the cheeks, jawline and neck; this procedure is less invasive than the traditional facelift since it requires shorter, smaller incisions.

Eyelid Surgery. For people with drooping upper eyelids or puffy under-eye bags, eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) may be just what they need to give their face a more open and refreshed look. Eyelid surgery can include the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both, depending on the patient’s needs. The surgery involves removing or repositioning fat in the area, tightening the eyelid muscle and trimming away extra skin.

Brow Lift Surgery. This procedure is ideal for people with deep creases along their forehead and/or a sagging brow line. Brow lift surgery lifts the underlying tissue and muscles in the brow area, repositioning them to a higher, more youthful-looking position, before excess skin is trimmed.

To schedule a consultation with an Allure Plastic Surgery surgeon, contact our office today.