Jowls | Oakville Plastic Surgery – Dr. Nancy de Kleer
Loss of skin firmness and resilience can lead to an uneven and ill-defined jawline. Jowls are a common aging concern and their treatment can take years off of your appearance.
The loss of skin firmness and tautness can lead to sagging pouches of fat and loose skin that form jowls. This draws our face downwards, making us look tired, drawn and older than we feel.
External stressors such as ultraviolet radiation and pollution paired with intrinsic aging can lead to diminished collagen stores in the dermis. The skin begins to lose its resilience and becomes lax. Fat cells and muscle tissue shrink and descend, contributing to uneven contours and bulges along the jawline.