Have you ever noticed that having a sharp, defined jawline is a sign of health and youth? A well-defined jaw can help you look younger at any age. In men, a strong jaw reflects confidence and for both men and women, definition in the chin and jawline can also improve the neck contours and refine a double chin.
If you have struggled to get the jawline of your dreams despite diet and exercise, or predisposed to never have a defined jawline or a weak chin, do not worry! You have some non-surgical and surgical options available, thanks to modern plastic surgery.
For patients of all ages who want to boost their appearance and add balance to their facial features, Dr. Madnani and our team of injectors offer the option of jawline contouring as well as non-surgical chin augmentation.
Both women and men can take advantage of injectable cosmetic products to create a contoured jawline or defined chin that frames the face; a weak or poorly defined side profile can be improved. However, there are differences in technique and shapes to produce a difference in results for male and female patients. Contouring a man’s jaw with fillers requires the development of angles and straight lines to enhance the bone structure of the individual. A balanced profile for a woman is characterized by soft curves, which feminize the face. Men and do well wider and more projected chins resulting in a squarer appearance, while for women, a narrower angled appearance is preferred.
What are the options for chin and jawline contouring?
Dr. Madnani and our team of injectors are able to improve the jawline by combining fillers with masseter reduction using a neurotoxin such a Botox. In females, it can produce a more symmetrical, heart-or V-shaped look to the face for people whose face, when viewed from the front, is more of a square shape. A well-defined angle in the jaw provides space for framing the face from the chin. Fillers can be used to shape, define and enhance the contours of the lower face. It also has the added advantage of reducing the presence of loose skin and, when paired with chin augmentation, it can eliminate the presence of a double chin.
Another non-surgical option is Kybella to the neck and chin fat. If you have mild excess fat, you can melt this fat with a melting agent called Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce fat under the chin. This minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure is designed to contour away the double chin. The results are permanent, assuming you maintain your overall weight since the fat is physically melted.
How much does non-surgical chin and jawline contouring cost?
The cost varies based on the treatment option you choose. Options and pricing vary depending on products used; fillers vs neurotoxins vs deoxycholic acids. Schedule a consultation to receive an accurate price!
Is there a downtime for chin and jawline contouring?
The best part of non-surgical jawline contouring is that there is minimal to no downtime! It all depends on the products used. Fillers and neurotoxins such as botox do not have much downtime associated with them.
Does nonsurgical jaw contouring hurt?
In general, the pain is very tolerable. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to lessen any discomfort. Cold compress or Ice is also used to help minimize any discomfort or swelling afterwards.
Are there any other benefits to nonsurgical jawline contouring?
Patients who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular) syndrome can also benefit from receiving Botox, or a different neurotoxin to the masseter muscle, as it helps to reduce the contraction of masseter muscle.
Surgical Options for Jawline Contouring
Patients who have a small to significant amount of fat and loose skin around the neck and jawline areas also have surgical choices. The main procedure available is liposuction or a combination of laser with liposuction- we have a device that is part of the SmartLiposuction platform called Precision Tx.
Neck liposuction and jawline liposuction can remove fat and give you a perfectly sculpted jawline. This procedure is best if you have fat that is just under the skin and not under the neck muscles. You will also notice mild to moderate skin tightening with liposuction. Since the fat is physically removed from the areas, this is a great permanent option. Combining this procedure with laser using the Precision Tx device from the SmartLipo platform, adds further skin contraction. As the laser is placed underneath the skin, and angled in two directions – the skin undersurface and the surface of the underlying platysma muscles- it heats up these areas during the treatment and causes contraction of the overlying skin over the next few months, resulting in a shrink-wrapping effect to further contour the neck and jawline.
Whether you decide to go the nonsurgical or the surgical route, our team will be able to accommodate and figure out what treatment option is best for you.