Many patients desire a more contoured look and there are various procedures for whatever those aesthetic goals may be. It is becoming increasingly common for patients to visit Dallas Surgical Arts for a stronger, angled, or more defined jawline, and in this blog, we are outlining some of the top procedures for contouring the lower face. These are considered cosmetic surgeries to address aesthetics only, and should not be confused with functional orthognathic surgeries such as lower or upper jaw repositioning or surgical expansion.
Jaw contouring refers to cosmetic procedures that remove excess bone, fat, skin, and soft tissue from the jawline. They are used to aesthetically correct a wide range of jaw issues, including a weak or receding jawline, an elongated appearance, or square-shaped jaws. Jaw contouring can also be performed on patients who have undergone previous facial cosmetic surgery such as facelifts and neck lifts in order to improve their symmetry by balancing out their facial features.
Dallas facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Randy Sanovich is board-certified and specializes in jawline contouring procedures such as jawbone shaving and v-line osteotomy (mandibuloplasty). These procedures reduce excess bone in the jawline and chin, improve facial balance and create a more defined jawline. Dr. Sanovich can also place mandibular implants, which are used to add volume and contour for a desired aesthetic, correct genetic deformities, or cosmetically address previous trauma. At your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and Dr. Sanovich will recommend the best approach for your desired results.
Jawbone shaving is a cosmetic procedure that can enhance your facial aesthetic. The surgery is performed on both men and women of all ages. Dallas facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Randy Sanovich will shave down the sharp angles and contour the jaw bone to reflect your desired aesthetic. It's essential that you discuss the post-procedure care and potential risks with Dr. Sanovich before deciding whether or not jawline enhancement is right for you.
The v-line osteotomy is a procedure designed to reduce the chin and improve jawline aesthetics for patients that desire the feminine “V” shape. Dr. Sanovich will make cuts and reposition the jawbone, making V-line osteotomy different than a typical jawbone shaving, which only reduces facial height by shaving bone off of your jaw. V-line osteotomy can be done in conjunction with mandibular implants or other types of chin augmentation procedures. A v-line osteotomy is common with facial feminization surgery. Also called Asian v-line jaw surgery or jaw reduction surgery, this procedure is popular in South Korea and other Asian countries that consider the feminine “V” shaped jawline to be the ideal facial aesthetic. Results that patients notice after a v-line surgery are a softening of the jaw and overall feminine contour to the lower face.
Ideal candidates are those with a very squared or traditionally masculine jawline, an overly round or U-shaped jaw, or someone with a double chin. This procedure can be customized, and most patients notice a dramatic difference after this v-line osteotomy. It is also considered to have a more natural-looking outcome, especially when compared to a standard chin implant.
You can use mandibular implants to correct a wide jawline or narrow chin. Jawbone shaving and mandibular implants are often used together to correct asymmetry or a receding jawline. Medpor porous polyethylene implants are custom mandibular implants that have been used in thousands of procedures and are the choice for surgeons like Dr. Randy Sanovich to use in jawline contouring. These facial implants integrate seamlessly with the patient's tissue and can be customized to the patient’s anatomy.
Custom implants will include guides that allow Dr. Sanovich to precisely place the implant according to the surgical plan. For stock implants, sizers that mimic the permanent implant will be positioned to determine the best contour and angle before placing the implant.
Medpor implants or other jaw implants are placed in your jawbone through a small incision made inside the mouth. A benefit of Dr. Sanovich’s approach to jawline contouring is that because inconspicuous incisions are made inside the mouth, there are no visible scars, making these cosmetic procedures a desirable surgical option for patients.
At Dallas Surgical Arts, we will consult with you regarding your desired outcome and Dr. Sanovich will use 3D imaging technology to plan your procedure with precision and accuracy. He will recommend the best treatment plan or surgical approach for your specific case.
Schedule a Consultation for Jawline Contouring in Dallas
Dr. Randy Sanovich is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. With years of experience performing all aspects of facial surgery including mandibuloplasty (jawline contouring), rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and facelift surgery (rhytidectomy), he is here to help you achieve your desired aesthetic to help you look and feel your best.
If you are interested in learning more about jawline contouring procedures in Dallas or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanovich, please contact us today at (972) 914-3660!