Jawline Reduction Surgery with V-Line Surgery
A popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure used to enhance facial contours and augmentation is that of V-Line surgery. V-Line surgery is a type of jawline reduction surgery that involves modifying the shape of the jaw to create a more slender and V-shaped appearance. This is popular amongst Asian patients and others with brachycephalic heads or square jaws – who seek tapering. Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Guilford, Connecticut, will perform this treatment to remove excess bone and tissue from the jaw and chin area to achieve the look patients desire.
What can I expect from V-line surgery?
V-Line surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, so you will not have to stay in the hospital overnight. During the process, Dr. Steinbacher may remove a double chin, decrease a thick chin, and reduce the jaw’s width, length, and protrusion to achieve a more noticeable “V” shape to the jaw and chin area.
What is the healing and recovery time needed following V-Line surgery?
The recovery time for this type of surgery is usually relatively short, and you should be able to return to your normal activities within a week or so. Dr. Steinbacher provides after-care instructions for you to follow closely to ensure a reduced risk of complications, including infection and scarring. Before you leave the office following your procedure, you will want to arrange a post-operative appointment for approximately one week out to allow the surgeon to evaluate the facial appearance and ensure proper healing and results.
Who is a good candidate for V-Line surgery?
It is also essential to remember that V-Line surgery is not suitable for everyone. If you have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, or even high blood pressure, you might not be a good candidate for this type of surgery. In addition, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not undergo V-Line surgery. Before you decide to undergo V-Line surgery, make sure to discuss all the medications you take to avoid any complications.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Derek Steinbacher
If you are considering V-Line surgery, it is critical to consult with a plastic surgeon who is experienced in performing this particular type of procedure. Dr. Derek Steinbacher will be able to evaluate your facial structure and recommend the best course of treatment for you. Call (203) 453-6635 to request a consultation visit today!
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!