Maintaining a sharp and defined jawline is challenging with age and lifestyle changes. Excess fat can appear anywhere, including the face and neck. Submental fat accumulation beneath the jawline gives rise to the appearance of jowls or a double chin. These issues can affect facial beauty and detract from your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of your weak jawline. Consult dual-certified plastic surgeon Dr. C. Carson Huynh to find out about all the jawline contouring options.
Fortunately, aesthetic medicine has paved a path to a chiseled, defined jawline. Learn about surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your goals.
Botox is a neuromodulator. When injected into your masseter muscles, it can help reshape your face into a V-shaped contour.
When you clench or grind your teeth, it causes the masseter muscles to bulge at the end of your jaw. Reducing these muscles requires a significant amount of product – usually about 30 to 60 units of Botox per side – to achieve noticeable results that last three to four months.
If you have excess fat below your jawline, you can resolve this issue with Kybella. This FDA-approved medication is the first and only non-surgical treatment for a double chin. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which works inside your digestive system to process dietary fat. When injected into the pocket of fat under your chin, Kybella will gradually dissolve the fat cells so your body can naturally eliminate them.
Depending on how much fat you have, you may need a series of Kybella appointments to get the look you want. The results are permanent if you maintain your healthy weight after treatment.
PDO Thread Lift
PDO threads positioned around your jowls can tighten loose and sagging skin. You may need from four to eight threads, depending on the size of your jowls and how advanced your skin laxity is. The results typically last six months to a year.
FaceTite delivers radiofrequency energy waves to the dermis and epidermis. Heating the external tissues allows skin to tighten and contract. Your results will include a contoured jowl and neck area with a noticeable improvement.
CoolSculpting is an excellent treatment for permanent fat loss without the sutures, scarring, or downtime of liposuction. In addition, it can target multiple areas, including the neck and chin.
A neck lift can address various imperfections, including excess neck skin, double chin, wrinkles, loose neck muscles, and facial asymmetry. Dr. Huynh uses advanced neck lift techniques for a shorter recovery, minimal scarring, and a natural, youthful neck contour.
RF Masseter Muscle Reduction
Masseter muscle reduction is a minimally invasive treatment option with long-lasting benefits—longer than Botox injections. The radiofrequency surgery device is frequently used to make precise incisions and control bleeding during surgery.
V-Line Jawline Surgery
Mandibleplasty or V-line jawline surgery is a revolutionary procedure to slim and contour your jaw for a more feminine and elegant look. Mandibleplasty is the perfect option for women with a heavy or square jawline who want to soften their features. In addition, Dr. Huynh can tailor it to your unique facial characteristics to create facial harmony for naturally stunning results.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted fat tissue. It is a body sculpting procedure to remove subcutaneous fat in isolated areas that do not respond well to diet and exercise. It can be exceptionally effective for your jowls, jawline, neck, and chin.