Do you feel self-conscious about your weak chin? Would you like a more defined jawline so you appear healthy, fit and younger? You’re not alone if you would like to reshape your jawline, chin and balance out your facial features. From jowls and loose skin to a lower jaw that makes you look older than you are. If you’re fed up with the way your jawline looks, there are plenty of non-surgical and surgical options available.
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 dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections and require no downtime.
Dermal fillers 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. Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance a small chin or protracted chin and to balance out your facial appearance by treating your cheeks.
Anti-wrinkle injections 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 Clinic uses Vaser liposuction for this cosmetic procedure which tightens your skin and melts away excess fat.
Chin surgery (also called mentoplasty) reshapes your chin by reducing the size or inserting implants to improve the definition. Chin implant surgery is ideal for people who have retrogenia; a condition where your chin slants backwards toward your neck. 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
For beautiful and natural-looking results, Cosmos Clinic regards neck liposuction using the Vaser as the gold standard of jawline surgery. 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 Clinic 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 Plastic Surgeons, 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 surgeon’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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