Jawline Reduction

What can I expect from jawline reduction surgery?

If you are unhappy with the prominence, squareness or contours of your jawline, you are not alone. Many men and women with large broad jaw structure seek alteration to provide improved contours.  Extra length or width in the lower jaw is amenable to a variety of contouring or bone removal techniques.  At times orthognathic surgery, and genioplasty, are part of the plan to adjust prominence and facial shape.  Numerous approaches are available with Dr. Derek Steinbacher of New Haven, Connecticut. He is a plastic, aesthetic, and maxillofacial surgeon who works routinely with patients considering facial surgeries to enhance the balance, harmony, and overall appearance of one’s face. If you are considering ways to augment the jaw area, you may be a proper candidate for a procedure known as jawline reduction surgery.

What is jawline reduction surgery?

Jawline reduction surgery is a popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that can improve the overall appearance of your face. A V-Line procedure will ensure a more narrow tapered chin on frontal view with limited width of the lower jaw angles on each side, creating a harmonious, often more dainty appearing face.  Some functional issues may be addressed if orthognathic surgery is a component of this treatment.  

What happens during jawline reduction surgery?

The surgery involves accessing the underlying jawbone and tissue from an approach inside your mouth (no external scars).  Dr. Derek Steinbacher will make adjustments and contour the bone to change the shape of your jawline.  The soft-tissue is managed and draped,  the incisions closed, and patients are typically able to go home the same day for healing and recovery.

What can I expect during the recovery from jawline reduction surgery?

During recovery you should expect some swelling and bruising.  We may give you a facial support garment, with instructions of how and when to wear.  Some temporary numbness, discomfort, and tightness may occur during the recovery phase. These side effects resolve with time and Dr. Steinbacher and team will review interventions, strategies, and naturopathic methods to assist in recovery.  Dr. Derek Steinbacher will review the aftercare instructions and what to expect as you recover from the jawline reduction surgery.

Jawline reduction surgery can provide you with significant results that will last a lifetime!

If you are considering this type of surgery, be sure to consult with Dr. Derek Steinbacher and his team in New Haven, CT, located at 800 Harvard Avenue on the 4th floor. Call (203) 785-2571 to request an appointment and learn more about this or other facial plastic surgeries that may help you reach your cosmetic goals and desires.