One industry (besides surgical masks and hand sanitizer) that has boomed since the COVID-19 pandemic began? Cosmetic surgery, especially procedures on the neck, chin, and jawline.
Since March 2020, we’ve all spent a lot more time staring at ourselves on Zoom calls for work, virtual Google Hangouts parties, and on FaceTime keeping up with friends and family. During your video chats, you may have noticed some excess fat and skin on your neck, or wished your jawline looked sharper.
If you’re serious about shaping up your lower face and neck to make sure you look great on your video calls—and in real life—cosmetic surgery for chin, neck, and jawline contouring from the expert team at Southlake Plastic Surgery could be exactly what you need!
Another fantastic reason now is the time to consider cosmetic surgery? With everyone keeping social distance and wearing masks and face shields, it’s very easy to conceal bruising and swelling during the healing process!
Let’s walk you through your surgical options below.
A sharp jaw and defined chin is a hallmark of beauty—think Angelina Jolie, Jon Hamm, and Halle Berry. As video calls inspire more people to take action to address their biggest facial concerns, one procedure our surgeons have been busy with lately is chin augmentation and jawline contouring for those who want to look more youthful and fit in their video meetings.
A procedure on your chin and/or jaw helps address:
At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we help patients sculpt their chin and jawline with the latest reshaping techniques, chin or jaw implants, fat removal with liposuction, and fat grafting, depending on each patient’s unique features.
Mandibular advancement is another surgical option for chin and jaw enhancement by improving both form and function. Dr. Mason is able to offer several options to surgically enhance the chin and/or jaw given his depth of experience in Facial surgery
When the country went virtual, the online beauty and skincare community quickly began creating tutorials for “Zoom makeup,” self-care skincare, and other facial regimens like gua sha (an ancient Chinese facial massage) or facial roller devices.
While we love quick makeup tips to look better on Zoom and encouragement to take better care of our skin, there are no diets, treatments, or exercises that truly solve significant skin laxity and excess fat on the neck.
If you’re sick of staring at the following on your neck during video calls:
A neck lift, or submentoplasty, in Dallas from Southlake Plastic Surgery can help you look and feel your best, on and off screen.
To lift and tighten a patient’s neck, our surgeons employ liposuction fat removal and a traditional neck lift to eliminate excess skin and pull the skin taut, eliminating wrinkles and reshaping the profile.
During your initial consultation with the Southlake Plastic Surgery team, we will listen closely to your unique concerns about your face and neck to create a plan tailored to you. Your Zoom lift could certainly include a neck lift, chin and jaw augmentation, liposuction, or a combination of these.
To look younger all over, we may also suggest a facial procedure (that we perform in the same surgery!) to address sagging skin or excess fat elsewhere on the face. Think about it—you may look unbalanced if you have a neck that appears 10 to 15 years younger than your face; or you could also lift your brow to complement a sharper jawline.
An eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve the area around the eyes. It can also help those who have extreme excess skin that’s blocking and diminishing their vision. This surgery, designed to make you look more awake and refreshed, allows us to eliminate:
Many patients who look at themselves on a video call may think they look more weary or angry than they really are. Besides jowling or sagging cheeks, we can also address this overall “grouchy” appearance by lifting and tightening the brow with brow lift surgery.
A brow lift procedure lifts the eyebrows to smooth out frown lines, removes excess sagging, and alters the underlying muscles and tissues to eliminate deep furrows and sagging brow to create a more youthful appearance of the face.
If you come to Southlake Plastic Surgery for a “Zoom lift” and want to dramatically refresh your appearance and look a decade younger, we may recommend a facelift, especially with a neck or brow lift procedure.
A facelift allows us to treat the following concerns on the mid to lower face:
These combinations offer more complete rejuvenation. Plus, remember what we said about this being the best time to schedule plastic surgery? Following a facelift, it can take 2 to 3 weeks before you want anyone to see you. Instead of taking unwanted time away from work and friends, you can safely socially distance at home while recovering from the bruising and swelling!
Am I a good candidate for a “Zoom lift” surgery?
Healthy, non-smoking men and women with cosmetic concerns and realistic expectations are the best candidates for cosmetic surgery. Before surgery, you’ll need to go through your medical history and let your surgeon evaluate you to determine that you are healthy enough for surgery.
Some things people forget to think about:
Do I have adequate time to recover and the means to maintain the results?
Cosmetic surgery is a big investment in yourself. If you want to maintain your results as long as possible, you need to be prepared to visit the Southlake Medspa regularly. Physician-grade skin care products, monthly HydraFacials, and our advanced laser treatments are proven to give you healthier skin that will look youthful for decades.
Since you’ve made an investment in you, you also need to make sure you give yourself the best chance to heal properly. Check out the healing times for the procedures we’ve discussed:
*Recovery time varies depending on how you heal individually. Some may experience bruising or swelling for months, and others may only see it for a few weeks. Luckily, facial procedures are not extremely painful, and most patients feel uncomfortable for only a few days. Social downtime is greater than actual physical downtime.
The good news? You can combine several procedures at once to not only save yourself from going under anesthesia again, but also to only go through the healing process once!
Southlake Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing the best neck, chin, and jawline contouring in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and surrounding areas.
Our expert team of talented aesthetic professionals is here to help you look and feel your best.
Additionally, our AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center in Southlake is headed by our medical director and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mason. He has been helping patients for over 20 years and holds surgical privileges at several hospitals in the Dallas area.
We use the latest research to help our patients determine the best course of treatment for them. There are several ways we can accomplish the perfect Zoom lift Southlake.
Together, we will discuss your goals and lifestyle to determine what procedure(s) may be best for you.
If you feel dissatisfied with the way your face looks, especially on all your video calls, we can help with a Zoom lift in Dallas and Ft. Worth!
Contact us to learn about your options and schedule a one-on-one consultation to determine the best course of action to treat your concerns.
We are also a fully operational med spa, offering non-surgical options for other aesthetic concerns you may have.
Use our instant consultation to tell us about your areas of concern, or schedule your consultation today.
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