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.
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 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.
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.
Submental lipo is perfect for contouring the jawline if there is minimal sagging skin!
- Dr. Emily Jiles
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
For example, the use of Botox injections can 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.
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.
To schedule a personal consultation at our Sarasota office with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.