Surgical Chin and Jawline Contouring

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Surgical chin and jawline contouring procedures are designed to sculpt the lower face and neck to create an aesthetic foundation for your facial appearance. Board-certified dermatologist and facial sculpting expert Dr. Jason Emer provides highly customized chin and jawline contouring at his West Hollywood medical practice. Whether you are looking to dramatically enhance or change the shape, structure, and definition of your jawline or to correct the symmetry of your jaw, we employ the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology to produce long-lasting, substantial improvements in the chin and jawline.

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What Is Surgical Chin and Jawline Contouring?

Surgical chin and jawline contouring can reshape, restructure, and define the features of the lower face to improve facial harmony. Surgical chin and jawline procedures can permanently eliminate excess fat and skin and enhance the chin to create your ideal facial profile. To achieve your unique treatment goals, we may recommend one or more of the following cosmetic surgeries:

  • Hi-Definition Liposuction of the chin, jawline, and neck
  • Buccal fat pad reduction
  • Masseter reduction
  • Chin implants

Chin and jawline surgery may be performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as face lifts or neck lifts, in order to attain the best outcome possible.

Right for you?

Am I a Good Candidate for Surgical Jawline Contouring?

Good candidates for surgical jawline contouring should have fully developed facial features, be in good physical health, and have realistic expectations for treatment outcomes.

Patients who prefer longer-lasting enhancements than non-surgical jawline contouring methods can provide may also be good candidates for chin and jawline surgery, which can achieve permanent correction of many cosmetic concerns in the lower face.

Procedure Details

Hi-Definition Liposuction for Jawline Contouring

To sharpen the jawline, eliminate a “double chin,” and slim the neckline, surgical fat removal, or liposuction, is often recommended. Dr. Jason Emer specializes in an advanced form of liposuction (for both men and women) called Hi-Definition (HD) liposuction. HD liposuction not only removes unwanted fat but also tightens the skin; creates shape, definition, and contouring; and meticulously sculpts the treatment area.

Utilizing various state-of-the-art devices, Dr. Emer masterfully removes unwanted fat, which is then purified to create fat injections that can sculpt and volumize targeted areas. For HD liposuction of the jawline and neck, Dr. Emer removes both bulk and superficial fat in the neck area to define the jawline.

For male patients seeking a more muscular, sculpted jawline, Dr. Emer can inject the patient’s extracted fat (which has been purified and enriched with platelet-rich plasma, natural growth factors, and stem cells such as A-Cell) at strategic points in the jawline to provide long-term definition and to enlarge the masseter muscle.


Procedure Details

Masseter Reduction Surgery for Jawline Contouring

The most intensive approach to jawline slimming is jawline reduction surgery, or masseter reduction surgery, in which a portion of the jawbone and/or the masseter muscle are shaved down to create a slender, more feminine appearance. This procedure can be a good option for patients with prominent jawlines who are unable to achieve their desired results through non-surgical contouring methods.

This procedure involves an incision between the gum and cheek, so the plastic surgeon can access the treatment site. The plastic surgeon then uses a surgical drill and microsaw to carve out a slimmer jawline and create a well-balanced, contoured lower face. Jawline reduction surgery typically involves a full week of downtime and four to six weeks of recovery before results are visible.

Procedure Details

Buccal Fat Reduction for Jawline Contouring

For patients with rounder faces seeking a slimmer, more defined look, Dr. Emer’s team uses a procedure called buccal fat reduction to remove the excess fat pads from the lower face and cheek. Through a small, unnoticeable incision on the inside of the mouth, these residual fat pads are removed from the lower face and middle third of the cheek, which transforms the face from a “chubby” appearance to one that is more aesthetically chiseled and angled.

This simple procedure takes about an hour to complete and can be performed with the patient under general or local anesthesia. Although this is a surgical procedure, buccal fat reduction is a far less aggressive approach than a surgical facelift or neck lift and therefore requires far less downtime. The result is a more slender and contoured lower face and a refined jawline.

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Chin Implant

SurgeryUnderprojection of the chin can be resolved through chin implant surgery. To achieve maximum results with chin implant surgery, Dr. Emer and his team design custom silicone implants that suit each patient’s unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. Chin implant placement requires a discreet incision, so your plastic surgeon can insert and position your custom implant. If needed, Dr. Emer can complement your chin implant with dermal filler injections, such as Sculptra, Bellafill, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, or Revanesse Versa to further sculpt the jawline.

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The Dr. Emer Difference

Dr. Emer’s Approach to Jawline Contouring

One advantage of working with Dr. Emer to achieve your facial sculpting goals is his vast knowledge of non-surgical contouring methods that can be used as an alternative or complement to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Emer often employs non-surgical procedures to further refine and enhance the jawline after surgical jawline contouring and/or throughout the face in order to ensure natural-looking outcomes. To complement and maintain your new chin and jawline contours, he may recommend:

  • Collagen stimulators
  • Dermal fillers
  • Injectable neuromodulators
  • Internal and/or external radiofrequency devices
  • Ultrasound skin tightening with Ultherapy
  • Kybella non-surgical fat reduction
  • Thread lifting
  • Microneedling

How Much Does Jawline Contouring Cost?

The cost of your jawline revision will depend on your unique treatment plan and the complexity of the procedure(s) performed. Dr. Emer and his plastic surgeons will thoroughly explain all treatment options and the associated costs in your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out if surgical chin and jawline contouring is your best option for achieving the facial contours you desire, contact our Beverly Hills medical practice to schedule a consultation. Dr. Emer and his experienced plastic surgeons will take the time to understand your treatment goals, so they can formulate the optimal treatment approach for you.