If you are considering options for chin or jawline enhancement, it’s important to understand the various available procedures. While many individuals explore reshaping these areas for various reasons, each case is unique. A range of non-surgical and surgical methods can be considered to address individual concerns regarding the jawline and chin, based on a thorough medical consultation.

Non-surgical receding chin and weak jawline options

While cosmetic surgery offers a permanent solution to a weak jawline and receding chin, some people aren’t ready for this step. Non-surgical solutions are ideal for people who have a well-defined chin area, minimal loose skin around the jawline and mild to moderate fat that’s obscuring your jawline They include Volume Enhancement Treatments and Wrinkle Reduction Treatments and require no downtime.

Volume Enhancement Treatments can be used in the jawline to soften the bony angle and to enhance the lower jaw bone. This non-surgical treatment gives immediate results and lasts between 12-18 months. Volume Enhancement Treatments can also be used to enhance a small chin or protracted chin and to balance out your facial appearance by treating your cheeks.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments can be used to contour your jawline. By placing the injections directly into your masseter muscles (the muscles that help you chew food), your facial shape will become slimmer and more “V” shaped. To achieve ongoing results, you’ll need to have this treatment repeated every 3-4 months.

Another non-surgical enhancement to your jawline and chin area is a fat dissolving chin sculpting treatment. Specifically formulated to treat submental fat (the fat pocket under your chin), this non-surgical option dissolves the excess fat from your double chin. Once injected into the treatment area, the results are permanent.

Surgical options to enhance your jawline and chin

For patients that have a moderate to large amount of excess fat and loose skin around their jawline and neck, surgical options include neck liposuction, neck lift, chin augmentation surgery and jawline surgery.

Neck lift surgery (also called platysmaplasty) gives you a more defined jawline. This surgical procedure reduces excess skin and fatty soft tissue. By making small incisions behind and near your ear, your neck skin is lifted up to produce a firmer and more youthful looking neck. While a neck lift won’t stop the ageing process, this reshaping surgery offers good long-term results.

If your excess fat is just under the skin, neck liposuction of your jawline and neck removes excess fat to reveal a more defined jawline. Cosmos Aesthetics uses Vaser liposuction for this cosmetic procedure which tightens your skin and melts away excess fat.

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, involves either reducing the size of the chin or using implants to alter its shape. This procedure may be considered for various reasons, including addressing retrogenia, a condition characterized by the chin receding towards the neck, based on individual assessments and medical advice. A chin implant can improve the shape or your chin and create a stronger looking jawline.

Chin augmentation, also known as sliding genioplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the shape of your jawline and chin. This type of surgery can be performed at the same time as corrective jaw surgery. Chin augmentation can also help balance out your facial appearance.

Neck liposuction with Vaser – an alternative to a surgical lower facelift

Cosmos Aesthetics considers neck liposuction using Vaser technology as one of the available techniques for jawline enhancement. This procedure is part of a range of options that might be suitable, depending on individual circumstances and consultations with a qualified professional. This neck liposuction day surgery involves inserting a fine ultrasound probe under your skin. Using ultrasound energy, the Vaser probe melts your fat cells while tightening the collagen fibres underneath your skin. The major benefit of this type of surgical procedure is that it removes excess fat while tightening your sagging skin which eliminates the need for a lower facelift or neck lift surgery.

Neck liposuction takes about 1 hour and is generally performed under twilight sedation. Some patients choose to have general anaesthesia. If you’ve had twilight sedation, the recovery is faster with most people getting back into their daily routines within a day or so. After this cosmetic procedure, you’ll have minimal bruising and will have to wear a compression garment for 3 days full time, then the following 7 days part time. The results of neck liposuction using Vaser will continue to improve over 6 to 12 weeks after the surgical procedure.

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Where to get jawline and chin augmentation

Cosmos Aesthetics can help you achieve a better defined jawline and to reduce your double chin. To find out if this plastic surgery is appropriate, send us a message online or call 1300 138 797. You don’t need a referral.

At your consultation with one of our Doctors, they’ll decide if you’re a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. They will:

  • Evaluate your health and medical history
  • Examine your face
  • Discuss your treatment options and the doctor’s fee
  • Explain what type of anaesthesia is used during this day surgery included local anesthesia

In some cases, you may choose to have additional Vaser Liposuction procedures at the same. This could include abdominal liposuction or thigh liposuction.

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