Kate is a younger female starting to notice less definition in her jawline, and some slight “sagging” of her lower face skin especially around her mouth, under her chin, in her neck, and in her jowl area. She has early skin sagging or loose skin in her family, as her mom has a more full neck, less defined jawline, and early jowling. As a preventative measure, she came to Dr. Emer for options to improve the definition on her jawline, decrease the fat and volume under her chin and in her neck, and to tighten the skin of the neck, jawline and mouth.
Traditionally, liposuction would be performed on the chin and neck to remove fat and help to improve chin and jawline contour. However, liposuction alone can often make for more loose skin and not give nearly as much definition as newer energy-based technologies that work to go under the surface of the skin and melt fat, tighten skin, and contour the lower face, neck, jawline jowls and mouth corners. So options discussed were non-invasive treatments like Coolsculpting or Coolmini (freeze the fat), Trusculpt ID (radiofrequency fat melting), Kybella (fat melting injections) along with Thermage (radiofrequency tightening) and Ultherapy (ultrasound muscle tightening). These non-invasive options would give improvement in the amount of fat and skin tightening but would not be able to give Kate the contour or full lifting she was looking for. So she decided to do an in-office procedure called FaceTite which is internal radiofrequency heating.
FaceTite is a complete body and face contouring solution for small areas of the body such as the lower face and neck; although it has been used to lift the breast and other areas of the body like arms, thighs, kness, elbows and buttock roll. (non-surgical breast lift, arm lift, knee lift, elbow lift, butt lift).
FaceTite is a minimally-invasive body contouring or liposculpting solution for the face and small areas of the body. This is a safe, effective and exciting treatment that offers patients significant aesthetic changes. FaceTite is powered by radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology three-dimensional remodeling of the tissue which uses a combination of energy and physical power-assisted removal of fat at the same time. It is the next best thing to a facelift or neck lift, as it can tighten the jawline, neck and jowls, while also removing fat and contouring the entire lower face and neck area. Built-in safeguards, including real time measurements of skin and fat temperature, impedance monitoring, power cut-off and audible feedback, help ensure patient safety. In the right hands the patients results are incredible with minimal downtime. After a weekend recovery patients go back to work with mild swelling, minimal bruising and instant results. Full healing takes 6-12 months. See how the treatment is performed here and the amazing results that come from the FaceTite procedure.