Our face is a defining feature. We use it to interact, express emotion, and recognize other people. As such, we strive for an attractive appearance. To achieve this goal, there are various plastic surgery options to choose from to make changes to our natural look. Many patients in the Guilford, Connecticut, area who are unhappy with the contours of their jawline may want to talk to a plastic and esthetic surgeon like Dr. Steinbacher about the benefits of jawline reduction surgery.
Jawline reduction surgery, often referred to as jaw contouring, is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the size and shape of the jawline. It is performed to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look, as well as improve facial harmony by making the proportions of the face appear more balanced. In particular, those with overly large or square-shaped jaws may benefit from this procedure.
Patients who are not quite ready for plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction and jaw surgery may instead consider the use of dermal fillers, which can add volume to the chin and jawline, or may consider the advantages of treatments such as Kybella injections, designed to eliminate a double chin. However, there are times when jawline reduction surgery is the only way to achieve one’s goals.
During the jaw contouring procedures with Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Guilford, Connecticut, bone is contoured or removed, and excess fat and tissue in the jaw area are removed to create a thinner, smoother appearance. Depending on your individual situation, you may require one or multiple treatments for optimal results.
General anesthesia is used during jawline reduction surgery, so the procedure should not be painful. After your surgery, you may experience some temporary discomfort or swelling. However, this is usually well-managed with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.
Any cosmetic procedure carries risks and potential complications. Be sure to discuss these in detail with Dr. Derek Steinbacher prior to undergoing jawline reduction surgery so you can make an informed decision about treatment.
The results of a successful jaw contouring procedure often last for several years or longer when combined with proper maintenance and skin care. When you visit the office, our plastic and esthetic surgeon will evaluate you and discuss with you what to expect from treatment. We encourage patients to have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with this surgery.
If you live in or around Guilford, Connecticut, and are interested in talking to Dr. Steinbacher about the benefits of this jaw contouring treatment, now is the time to request a consultation visit and an initial evaluation.
Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.
He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.
Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!