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 Guilford, 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 Guilford, CT, located at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8. Call (203) 453-6635 to request an appointment and learn more about this or other facial plastic surgeries that may help you reach your cosmetic goals and desires.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

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!