Have you heard of “smartphone face”? This is what beauty experts are calling the shortening of neck muscles and loosening of the skin caused by frequent use of a smartphone or tablet. Not related to radiation from these devices, smartphone face is an issue of posture – and it’s starting to create advanced signs of aging in people who are far too young to look so old.
Symptoms of smartphone face include:
- Loose jowls
- Sagging facial skin
- Double chin
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
These issues, individually or combined, can impact facial definition and cause a more aged appearance – even in people who are relatively young – and they cannot always be addressed through behavioral changes like correcting posture.
If you find that your facial sagging, loose jowls, or double chin are proving stubbornly permanent, there is still hope for facial rejuvenation. Board-certified Massachusetts plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson is happy to offer a range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments that can address the problems caused by a frequent downward tilt of the head. Call our Nashua, NH or Andover, MA office today to schedule your consultation and find out more.
Facelift surgery is uniquely suited to address the problems caused by smartphone face. With this procedure, Dr. Chatson can remove excess fat deposits and gently lift skin, along with underlying muscle and tissue, to restore a lifted, defined, and youthful appearance to the lower and mid-face. There are a number of facelift techniques, including the mini-facelift and weekend facelift, that are suitable for patients with minor skin laxity, as well as full surgical options for men and women with more pronounced skin sagging and drooping.
Facelift can be performed on its own or in combination with other surgical procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and forehead lift to address all of the areas typically impacted by aging. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will assess your problem areas and provide you with information about all of the options that may be useful in reaching your goals.
Dermal Fillers & Fat Grafting
Facelift surgery is neither appropriate nor necessary in every case. In fact, many people can benefit from nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers or fat grafting. Dermal fillers restore fullness to areas impacted by smartphone use, including the lines next to the nose (nasolabial folds) and from the lips to the chin (marionette lines). Depending on the type of filler used, cheeks can also be lifted for a softer and more youthful appearance.
Fat grafting can be used on any area of the face to address wrinkles and skin laxity. This option involves the removal of fat from an area of the body – such as the thighs, hips, abdomen, or flanks – allowing it to have the double benefit of body contouring and facial rejuvenation. Once fat is removed, it undergoes a purification process before being strategically injected into targeted areas of the face to address the skin sagging and wrinkles caused by age or smartphone use. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will listen to your concerns and provide you honest information about all of your options to help you determine which procedure, surgical or non, will meet your specific needs.
Please call 603-882-2103 to schedule a consultation at the Nashua, New Hampshire office of Dr. George Chatson. In the Andover, Massachusetts area, call 978-687-1151 to schedule your consultation and learn how Dr. Chatson can help you look and feel your very best.