We are so fixated on attaining a toned body and blemish free complexion, that we do not notice some telltale signs of aging. Sagging jowls is one of the biggest and most prominent signs of aging. A rounded jawline which has lost definition and has loose sagging skin is defined as sagging jowls. Although loosening of the jaw muscles is often due to aging, other factors like rapid weight gain, sedentary lifestyle and genetics also play a role in it. More and more young people are seen to have loose jaw muscles which gives them an aged look.
Contrary to popular belief, it is sagging jowls that gives a person an aged look rather than wrinkles and fine lines. So how to get rid of sagging jowls and bring back your former youthful appearance? Well, there are two ways in which you can get rid of sagging jowls. One is by doing some facial exercises that targets the cheeks, jaws and neck, helping you to lose excess fat and tightening the muscles in this area. The other is to go for invasive cosmetic surgery. Here we are going to discuss both these methods of getting rid of sagging jowls.
Facial Exercise for Sagging Jowls
One of the best and non-invasive way to contour your jawline and get rid of sagging jowls is by doing some facial exercises. Regular facial exercises will help to tighten the loose muscles and also help you in losing excess fat from your face. The best thing about doing facial exercises for sagging jowls is that it will not only help you to tighten your jaw muscles, but it will also give your complexion a boost. Given below are a few facial exercises that will give you a defined jawline.
To do this facial exercise, sit upright on a chair and keep your face relaxed. Now tilt your head up, keeping your lips closed and look at the ceiling. Move your lower lip upwards (like a pout), over your upper lip. Stay in this position up to a count of five, making sure that you keep your face relaxed. Tilt head back to normal position and repeat this exercise 8-10 times.
For this facial exercise, sit straight on an upright chair and puff your cheeks out with air. Tense your jaw muscles and shift the air inside your cheeks towards the left cheek. Count till five and blow the air towards the right cheek, tensing the jaw muscles. Count till five and blow out the air. Repeat this exercise 8-10 times.
The above exercises should be done three to four times a week to see results. It might take two to three months of regular exercising foe you to see noticeable changes in your jawline. But if you are looking for non-invasive ways to lose sagging jowls, then facial exercises are your best bet. If you are overweight, then it is a good idea to lose some excess weight by undertaking a healthy diet and a good workout regimen. As you start losing excess weight from your body, you will notice that your face also loses excess fat and has a more toned appearance.
Cosmetic Surgery for Sagging Jowls
Saggy skin around the chin, jaw and neck as a result of excess fat makes you look older. If you are looking for a quick way to get rid of saggy skin around the chin, then cosmetic surgery is your best option. For getting rid of sagging jowls, you can consider liposuction after consulting with a reputed cosmetologist. Liposuction for sagging jowls is usually done under local anesthesia. In this procedure, a small incision is made just under the ears and below the jaw and the excess fat is 'vacuumed' out.
Your cosmetologist might also suggest ultrasound assisted liposuction where the excess fat over the jaws is liquefied by using ultrasound before suctioning it out. A neck lift might be required after the procedure to get rid of the loose and excess skin from this area. It is important to note that both liposuction and neck lift are invasive procedures and therefore you should consult a reputed cosmetic surgeon who can guide you on whether these options are safe for you or not.
Getting rid of sagging jowls might seem hard, but with a combination of exercise, some lifestyle changes and good skin care regimen you can combat it to a large extend. Only when these methods do not work, should you consider cosmetic surgery for sagging jowls.