Are you a candidate for jaw contouring?
Most men and women can be safely and effectively treated with non-surgical jaw contouring techniques. Ideal candidates are non-smokers with a healthy weight and good skin elasticity.
Who can benefit from chin augmentation?
At Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to aesthetic and medical excellence.
Many people are self-conscious about their chins. Let’s face it. In our society, attractive chins project health, confidence, and attractiveness. Chin augmentation can improve these areas of concern:
- An imbalance of facial features
- Jowls that hide the chin and jawline
- A “weak chin” or a chin that does not project as far as the lower lip
Selecting the right doctor
When performed by a top-flight cosmetic surgeon, chin augmentation is safe and produces results that are attractive and durable.
Insist on a board-certified plastic surgeon who combines technical expertise with a keen eye for facial feature balance and aesthetics. Your doctor should be eager to show you “before and after” pictures of previous chin augmentation patients. Thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon.
Jaw Contouring Costs
Costs of jaw contouring will depend on the type and extent of your treatment.
Since jawline contouring is a cosmetic procedure, your health insurance will not pay for it. Have a thorough conversation with your doctor about costs before treatment.
Jaw contouring treatment options
Our culture associates a firm, smooth, contoured jawline with facial attractiveness in both men and women. While a “chiseled” jaw is most commonly thought of as a masculine trait, a defined jawline is also an important component of feminine aesthetic beauty.
Age, genetics, and fluctuations in weight can cause your lower facial appearance to decline. Fortunately, there are non-surgical techniques that can help you achieve a refined, defined and youthful look. Non-surgical jaw contouring options can be broken down into four major categories:
Jawline fillers are FDA-approved injectable materials that can enhance and contour the shape of your jaw and profile. Fillers can correct volume deficits, asymmetry, and irregular contours.In men, fillers result in masculine angles that balance the face. Women benefit from a feminine enhancement of the lower face.
For either men or women, filler procedures can be stand-alone or can be combined with chin enhancement. Fillers often provide the added benefit of diminishing facial lines and wrinkles.There are a variety of fillers that can be used in jawline contouring, each of which has its own unique characteristics. Your doctor may recommend one or a combination of two or more.
Kybella is an injectable that is particularly effective in reducing excess fat beneath your chin, often reducing or eliminating a “double chin.” Each treatment takes only about 20 minutes. No incisions are required, and downtime is minimal.
Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella. It is an acid produced naturally by your body to absorb fat. Kybella destroys fat cells beneath your chin to not store fat anymore. Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for the appearance of a double chin.
Non-surgical skin tightening enables skilled cosmetic physicians to effectively improve the appearance of lax or “crepey” skin on the face and neck.
In general, these procedures work by using targeted energy, including ultrasound and radiofrequency, to heat deep layers of skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, which improves skin tone and texture. There are many approved skin tightening treatments and technologies, each of which uses a unique mechanism to achieve the desired result.
Skin tighteners require little or no downtime, and results can last up to a year. Treatments are usually performed in your doctor’s office in one hour or less.
Some jawline issues can be caused by overly-developed mouth and facial muscles. In women, especially, an over-pronounced jawline or a square face is often associated with masculinity. Often this shape is caused by overuse and overdevelopment of the masseter muscle. That’s the muscle that flexes when you clench your teeth.
Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport are drugs that are injected into the muscles to relax them temporarily. After three to four months in this relaxed state, the masseter muscles will shrink, resulting in jawline slimming and a softer facial appearance.
Risks and side effects
Non-surgical jaw contouring is considered a very safe procedure when guided by a trained and experienced medical professional.
All procedures carry some risk, such as infection and allergic reaction to medications or materials. Risks specific to jawline contouring include facial muscle weakness, an uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or nerve injury.
Recovery and maintenance
Expect some swelling, bruising and mild discomfort for a couple of days after your treatment.
To prolong your jaw contouring results:
- Avoid excessive sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen
- Maintain a healthy weight and fitness routine
Schedule your consultation for chin augmentation at the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery
A beautiful chin can be the foundation of a balanced and attractive face. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL.