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The ageing process that involves the body and face see the progressive relaxation of the skin with emptiness of the fatty bags stored in the upper part of each body area (malar fat pads, breast, buttocks, etc) resulting in a inverted proportion of the face and the body. It is well known the paradigm of the V-shape face of young ladies that converts into an inverted V with ageing. With our aging population, cosmetic neck and facial surgery for skin laxity has been a growth area in aesthetic surgery. However, the long downtime and the fear of general anesthesia, wound healing and scaring associated with excisional rejuvenation procedures and fully ablative skin resurfacing are deterring many patients from taking this approach.
The facial aesthetic issues have been treated with non-ablative modalities, using IPL, lasers and radiofrequency (RF), botox and fillers that can be performed without anesthesia or with a local one and have little or no downtime. However, the results are less dramatic than excisional procedures and often require several treatment sessions to achieve the results.
The combination of the definition of the lower jaw with the redistribution of the fat pads in the patient will lead to a full rejuvenation that most of times prevents any other surgical intervention for long time.
The lower jaw line can be redesigned by a combination of liposuction and skin thightening with Plasma with minimal invasivity. The patient has to be selected carefully to avoid unwanted outcomes or unsatisfactory results.
The technology can be applied to all ages and can treated both neck and face sagging with minimal scar and short downtime. A garment is always recommended for a certain period of time after the surgery in order to stimulate the right healing of the tissues treated.