A sharp and defined jawline is often viewed as a sign of youthfulness, fitness, and health. If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your jawline, you’re not alone – many people struggle to get their desired jawline despite their dieting and exercise efforts.
It is not uncommon for these people to seek a strong and more defined jaw appearance through jawline surgery. Thanks to modern plastic surgery procedures, several options are now aimed at helping you achieve a defined jawline.
If you are interested in a slimmer or more defined jawline, make an appointment with Associate Professor Dean White, plastic surgeon in Melbourne, today to discuss the surgical and non-surgical options available. During the initial consultation, we will assess your jawline and procedure suitability.
Surgical Options for Defining the Jawline
There are a number of surgical options that may help you achieve the strong and defined jawline you desire. These generally apply to patients who have a moderate to large volume of fat and/or loose skin in the area.
1. Neck Lift
Also known as platysmaplasty, this procedure aims to reduce excess skin and soft fatty tissue in the area. A surgeon will make incisions near and behind your ear, as well as underneath your chin. They will then lift up your neck skin, providing access to your neck’s muscles, fat, and supporting structures – all things that aim to make your jawline more defined. Its goal is to provide great long-term results that will last for years.
2. Face Lift
Also known as a rhytidectomy, face lift surgery, is designed to reshape the bottom half of the face (including the jawline). A surgeon will make an incision in the temple hairline that passes down just in front of the ear, curls around the lower part of the ear, and ends back in the hairline. The facial skin will then be lifted up with only a minimal amount removed. As with a neck lift, it is intended to provide long-lasting results.
3. Neck Liposuction
If fat is present underneath the skin (as opposed to underneath the neck muscles themselves), liposuction of the neck and jawline area may be used to remove the fat and give you a defined jaw. As the fat is being physically removed, the results may be enjoyed for many years to come (or, in some cases, a whole lifetime).
4. Chin Augmentation
Also known as sliding genioplasty, this procedure is designed to improve the overall shape of the jawline and chin. It may also be used to assist in balancing out the facial appearance if it’s a little lopsided. An augmentation may be performed at the same time as other procedures, like corrective jaw surgery and blepharoplasty in Melbourne.
5. Jawline Surgery
Also known as orthognathic surgery, this procedure is designed to reshape the jaw and chin. This is performed by either reducing the size of the chin (to make the area appear slimmer) or by inserting implants (to improve definition). In some cases, this type of surgery may also be used to help realign the teeth and jaw (if they’re not working together correctly).
Is Jawline Surgery the Only Option?
No, there are actually a number of non-surgical options that you may consider in your pursuit of a defined jawline. These generally apply to patients who have a mild to moderate amount of fat and loose skin in the area, as well as an already fairly well-defined chin.
Some non-surgical options include:
- Dermal fillers (injected directly into the jawline)
- Neurotoxin or anti-wrinkle injections (injected directly into the masseter muscles)
- Fat-dissolving chin sculpting treatments
- Surgical threads (to tighten loose skin)
It should be noted that non-surgical options are typically less permanent than surgical ones, meaning that repeat treatments may be required once the effects begin to wear off.
Contact Dean White about Jawline Surgery for a Strong and Defined Jaw
Whether it’s for functional or aesthetic purposes, jawline surgery has the ability to make a real difference to your quality of life. If this is a route that you are considering, organise an initial consultation with Associate Professor Dean White today – we will discuss each of the surgical and non-surgical options available to you and go into greater detail on what you may expect before, during and after each procedure. Don’t make a decision before you have all the facts – contact our team today.