Jawline Contouring in Sarasota & Tampa

Recapture the beauty of self-confidence with jawline contouring by Dr. Emily Jiles

Jawline contouring treatments are designed to enhance the appearance of the jaw and chin area using a variety of techniques both surgical and non-surgical. These facial treatments help to bring a balanced and harmonious look to the lower face by altering the size, shape, and contours of the jaw, neck and chin. Below is a general overview jawline contouring and some common procedure options.

Jawline Contouring

Also known as mandibular contouring, jawline contouring is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the lower jaw to improve its overall appearance. The surgeon might remove or reshape the bone to create a smoother, more defined jawline as in cases of facial feminization surgery. For those seeking a more pronounced, masculine jawline, bone can be added, or fillers can be used to create more angularity. 

During a consultation with Dr. Jiles, patients will be able to view submental liposuction before and after photos to gain a better idea of what to expect.

Submental Liposuction (Double Chin reduction)

Submental Liposuction is the most common surgical procedure for reducing a double chin. In this procedure, a small incision is made beneath the chin or behind the ears, and a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted to suction out the excess fat. Dr. Jiles performs this procedure to significantly reduce the size of a double chin and help to create a more defined jawline.

There are several ways a surgeon can contour excess fat around below the chin, depending on the individual patient’s needs and circumstances. Here’s a general idea of how submental liposuction works.

  • First, the patient is usually given a local anesthetic, usually with minor sedation, to keep from feeling pain during the procedure. 
  • Once sedation is achieved, the surgeon makes a small incision under the chin or behind the ears. A cannula is inserted through the incision and into the fat layer beneath the skin. 
  • Dr. Jiles then moves the cannula back and forth to break up the fat cells, which are then suctioned out through the tube. After the excess fat is removed, the incisions are closed with sutures.

The area will be swollen and bruised following the procedure, but will subside quickly in only a few weeks allowing the newly contoured jawline and neck to become visible.

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Submental lipo is perfect for contouring the jawline if there is minimal sagging skin!

Submental Liposuction Cost

The cost of submental liposuction can vary widely depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience, the geographic location, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional services or procedures that might be performed concurrently. On average, the cost of submental liposuction in the United States ranges from approximately $1,000 to $4,000.

For a more accurate estimate, please speak with your surgeon.

Neck Lift or Platysmaplasty

Platysmaplasty is more comprehensive and may involve removing excess skin, tightening loose neck muscles, and removing or altering neck muscles to improve contour. It is usually performed on individuals who have lost a great deal of weight or adults whose skin has lost elasticity due to aging.

Before and After Neck Lift

Chin Augmentation (Implants)

Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, is designed to improve the proportions of the face by changing the shape of the chin. The procedure may involve enhancing the chin with implants or reducing its size by reshaping the bone. A well-proportioned chin can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the jawline, helping to create a balanced profile.

Chin Augmentation Cost

The cost of chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, can vary based on a variety of factors such as the surgeon’s experience, geographic location, and the specific details of the procedure (e.g., type of implant used, if an implant is used at all, etc.)

In the United States, the average cost of a chin augmentation surgery ranges from $2,500 to $5,000. The cost typically includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, and facility costs. However, this is an estimate, and prices may vary. 

To get a full breakdown of the total cost, please consult with your surgeon for more information.

It’s also important to note these costs are usually out-of-pocket, as most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures unless they are deemed medically necessary.

Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring

Non-surgical jawline contouring often uses dermal fillers, which are substances injected into the skin to add volume and change the shape of the jawline. Fillers can help create a more pronounced, sharper jawline and can also help balance out asymmetries.

Some injections can help slim the face and create a more V-shaped jawline by reducing the size of the masseter muscles (the chewing muscles at the sides of your jaw).

Kybella is another non-surgical treatment that involves injecting a fat-dissolving substance into the chin area to reduce fat and sharpen the jawline.

Get In Touch For A Consultation With Dr. Emily Jiles Today

Are you convinced that jawline contouring is right for you? Dr. Emily Jiles is a skilled, cosmetic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. She has an undergrad in biochemistry and offers some of the most competitive prices in the state of Florida. She can improve your jawline appearance while restoring your confidence. If you’re ready to look and feel your best, request a consultation with us today.

Before and After Submental Liposuction

Frequently Asked Questions on Jawline Contouring

Jawline contouring, also known as jawline reshaping or jawline sculpting, is a procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the jawline and chin. It can be done through both surgical and non-surgical procedures with the goal of providing a more defined, angular, and symmetrical look to the lower face.

The longevity of jawline contouring effects depends on the type of procedure used by the surgeon.

Dermal fillers provide a temporary effect and usually last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and individual metabolism. After this period, the body gradually absorbs the filler. However, the procedure can be repeated to maintain the desired appearance.

Botox injections typically last 3 to 6 months. The effects gradually wear off as the botulinum toxin is metabolized by the body. Again, treatments can be repeated to maintain results.

The effects of surgical procedures such as bone shaving, chin implants, or other forms of jaw augmentation have permanent results, as they involve physically altering the bone structure or adding implants to the jawline.

Jawline contouring, whether non-surgical or surgical, is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. However, like all medical procedures, it does carry some risks and potential side effects.

Surgical procedures carry more risks, including those associated with anesthesia, infection, bleeding, nerve damage, dissatisfaction with cosmetic results, and the need for additional surgery. With chin implants, there is also the potential risk of implant shifting or infection.

Any surgery carries risks, including infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and the potential for unexpected complications. Some of the more common cons of jawline contouring involve:

  • Recovery time. Surgical contouring requires downtime for recovery, which may involve swelling, bruising, discomfort, and limited activity.
  • Cost. Surgical procedures are typically more expensive than non-surgical options, and they’re often not covered by insurance if they’re performed for cosmetic reasons. With that said, Dr. Jiles has some of the lowest prices in the Florida. 
  • Results. While this can also be seen as a pro, the permanent nature of surgical contouring means if you’re unhappy with the results, additional surgery may be required to correct or modify them. It’s important patients have realistic expectations with any cosmetic procedure.
  • Nerve damage. Though rare, there’s a risk of nerve damage during surgery, which could cause temporary or, in very rare cases, permanent numbness or weakness.

Jawline contouring is a procedure that utilizes a wide variety of techniques and approaches, each designed to provide a defined shape to the jawline. The various methods available to the surgeon, such as:

  • Implants. For those seeking more volume or angularity in the jaw, implants can be surgically inserted. This procedure is often combined with chin augmentation for a more comprehensive facial restructuring.
  • Liposuction or Neck Lift. Sometimes, a poorly defined jawline may be the result of excess fat or skin in the neck area. Liposuction can be used to remove this excess fat, while a neck lift can tighten loose skin.
  • Dermal fillers


To schedule a personal consultation at our Sarasota office with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.