In the past, cosmetic enhancements to the jawline involved surgical procedures with a degree of discomfort and downtime afterward. Today, innovations in cosmetic treatments have allowed doctors to perform effective jaw shaping without incisions or recovery periods. Injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, can create dramatic results on the jawline, giving you a more youthful facial profile. Dr. Madnani offers a variety of jaw shaping options to allow patients plenty of choice in altering the contour of their lower face.
Who is it For?
Jaw shaping can address the following aesthetic concerns:
- A square jawline that gives the impression of added weight
- A rounded jawline that lacks good definition
- Lost volume along the jawline that creates an aged appearance
- Enlarged masseter muscle causing a squaring of the jawline
Jaw shaping can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures to enhance results. Common choices include injectable fillers and neuromodulators like Botox or Xeomin to restore volume and decrease the size of enlarged muscles.
How does it Work?
There are two options for jaw shaping using injectable treatments:
Injectable fillers can be used to restore lost volume to the jawline to create a rounder more youthful lower facial contour
Neuromodulators can be used to relax and reduce jaw muscles in the lower face and neck, resulting in a more defined jawline and a more attractive heart shape to the face
Injections take just a few minutes to complete and can usually be done using a topical numbing cream. The injections must be strategically placed in areas that will see the greatest benefit. Once the injections are completed, patients are able to return to regular activities right away.
What are Results Like?
Results of jaw reshaping may begin to appear right away and continue to improve in the days following the procedure. Patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling and bruising, which typically subsides within a day or two. Results of jaw reshaping may last for many months before a touch-up treatment is required.
Jaw shaping using injectable treatments is a relatively new concept that few plastic surgeons have experience in performing. Dr. Madnani is one of the few in the New York area with the skills necessary to perform this procedure effectively. To learn more about jaw shaping, contact Dr. Madnani’s office at 212-203-8591.