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How to Achieve the Ultimate Jawline

Have you ever noticed that having a sharp, defined jawline is a sign of health, fitness and youth? At any age, a well-defined jaw helps show off a more youthful you and gives your face more definition overall.

If you’ve struggled to get the jawline of your dreams despite diet and exercise, have jowls and loose skin beginning to obscure your jawline or noticed that you may be prone or predisposed to never having a defined jawline despite excellent overall health and fitness, fear not! Thanks to modern plastic surgery, you have some nonsurgical and surgical options available.

Nonsurgical options

Nonsurgical options are best for patients who have mild to moderate fat obscuring the jawline, a fairly well-defined chin area and minimal to moderate loose skin around the jawline. Options for these types of patients include dermal fillers, neurotoxins, fat melting injectable agents and surgical threads.

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Dermal fillers to the jawline

By injecting dermal fillers to directly to the jawline, the edge of your bony angle and mandible is enhanced. This works best in patients who are “almost there” but do not quite have the hard bony edge that’s visible.

Typically, you will need 1-4 syringes of dermal fillers, based on your anatomy and how defined you want your jawline. The results are immediate and should last about 12-18 months, depending on the dermal filler used.

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Neurotoxin to the masseter muscles

Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) can be placed directly in the masseter muscles of the face, which will slim your overall facial shape into a slightly more “V” like shape.

You can feel your masseter muscles by clenching your teeth and feeling a slight bulge at the end of your jaw. Thinning out the masseter muscle requires a fair amount of neurotoxin, usually about 30-60 units of Botox/Xeomin or 84-168 units of Dysport per side to achieve visible results. These results last about 3-4 months.

Kybella to the neck and chin fat

If you have some mild excess fat, you can melt this fat with a melting agent called Kybella (deoxycholic acid). The area in the double chin is considered on-label use, but getting to the very sides and back portion of your jawline may require injections that are off-label use. Depending on how much fat you have in the jaw area, you will need 1-6 vials of Kybella. The results are permanent, assuming you maintain your overall weight since the fat is physically melted.

Surgical threads to tighten loose skin

Surgical threads can be placed around your jowls to tighten your slightly loose skin. You will probably need anywhere from 4-8 threads, depending on how large your jowls are and how much loose skin you have. Surgical threads generally last 6-12 months.

Surgical options are for patients who have a moderate to larger amount of fat and loose skin around the neck and jawline areas. The main treatments are liposuction or neck lift or both. Another new technology is radiofrequency energy.

Neck liposuction

If you have fat that is just under the skin and not underneath your neck muscles, liposuction of the neck and jawline area can be done to remove fat and give you a nicely defined jawline. Depending on the technology used, you will have mild to moderate skin tightening with liposuction as well. Results will last years or a lifetime since the fat is physically removed.

Neck lift

After making incisions near your ear and behind your ear, as well as an incision underneath your chin, your neck skin is lifted up, revealing access to your neck muscles, fat and supporting structures or your neck. A neck lift allows the most access and best long-term results, because all of the structures that can make your jawline more defined, such as skin, fat, muscle, and SMAS, can be addressed in one procedure to give you maximal results that will last for years.

Radiofrequency energy

Radiofrequency energy can tighten loose skin and, in the neck area, can be used to tighten the skin after some type of procedure, usually neck liposuction. RF can be used with other procedures to tighten your neck skin and allow it to be more smoothly and tightly placed over your jawline.

What are your best options for the jawline of your dreams? You can realistically assess your neck and jawline at home, and a consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi and his team will give you your best options.


Thinking of a Procedure for your Jawline?

Talk to Dr. Lanfranchi and his team if you’re thinking it might be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals. They are available to give you a consultation and answer any questions you may have about this procedure or other procedures. 

Thinking of a Procedure for your Jawline?

Talk to Dr. Lanfranchi and his team if you’re thinking it might be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals. They are available to give you a consultation and answer any questions you may have about this procedure or other procedures. 

About The Lanfranchi Center For Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation (TLC)

Dr. Lanfranchi is Board Certified with specialty certification in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. These careful certifications consist of proper medical education, training and examinations ensuring that a specific standard in the plastic surgery industry has been met. Dr. Lanfranchi not only meets the standard, but exceeds it with a five star rating from RealSelf, as well as being named a Top Doc for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by My Vegas Magazine. In addition, Dr. Lanfranchi was named the Best Cosmetic Surgeon by the Silver State Awards in 2019. Dr. Lanfranchi is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently, allowing him to communicate and work successfully with his Spanish speaking patients. 

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