Blog: What Is V-Line Jaw Surgery, and Is It Right for Me?
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One of the most common aesthetic complaints of our Asian patients is the appearance of their jawline. Many Asians have a wider and less angular jawline than people from other cultures, and while this is not usually an aesthetic issue for many Asian men, this broader and more masculine jaw appearance can be frustrating for Asian women who desire the defined and contoured jawline found on many celebrities.
Luckily, there are several cosmetic procedures available to give you a more angular and feminine jaw, and one of the most effective and common procedures available for patients looking to improve the shape and projection of their jaw is V-line jaw surgery.
What Is V-Line Jaw Surgery?
V-line jaw surgery offers a trusted and effective correction to patients looking for a thinner and more sculpted jaw appearance.
V-line jaw surgery is performed under general anesthesia so that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
After the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Lee will make his incisions from inside the mouth. This is the best method as there will be no scarring effect. Through these incisions, Dr. Lee will shave down your mandible bone (jawbone) and your chin to give them a more angular appearance.
Once the incisions are closed and the swelling subsides, you will notice a more feminine jaw with a sharper chin tip, which will compliment the rest of your face to give you a beautiful and balanced appearance.
How Do I Know If I Need V-Line Jaw Surgery?
If you are frustrated with the masculine appearance of your face because of your broad lower face, then V-line jaw surgery can definitely be the procedure you’ve been looking for.
The ideal patient is a non-smoking individual, who is in good general health and has realistic expectations for their results.
Are There Any Other Options Besides V-Line Jaw Surgery to Improve the Appearance of My Jawline?
While V-line jaw surgery is transformative to your facial appearance, there are many patients who do not necessarily want to undergo a full, corrective surgery. Whether you are worried about the anesthesia, incisions, or recovery time, there are options outside of V-line jaw surgery.
Injectable treatments are non-surgical, minimally invasive alternatives to jawline surgery. Two of the trusted names in injectable treatments are: BOTOX® Cosmetic and Myobloc™.
These injectables use botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B, respectively, to address issues with the jawline appearance.
For these treatments, the injectable solution is injected directly into the jaw muscle or masseter muscle to essentially paralyze them. Once the injection sets in, these muscles atrophy, causing the jaw to appear smaller and thinner.
Depending on the anatomy and structure of your face, your injector may recommend using a filler. If you are looking for a stronger jawline, or just a more sculpted look, your injector may recommend using a filler like JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™. This product is buildable and may last up to two years.
One of the best aspects of injectable treatments for your jawline is that there is no surgery required, which means that there is little to no downtime.
The Good News…
Whether you choose to undergo V-line jaw surgery or injectable treatments, there is a corrective procedure available to help you achieve the jawline you desire.