Weak Jawline Solutions
- Asked by KittSurfer in 19585
- 5 years ago
Hello, my question regards to what I can do about a weak jawline. I am 22 years old and have been extremely self conscious about my profile for many years. I am so embarrassed when I see a photo of me taken of the side of my face... I always look awful. I am tired of feeling this way and want to know if there is anything I can do. Any research into this shows me solutions for more mature skin's sagging, which I am not sure is a suitable solution for me as my issue is not age related (or rather the skin losing elasticity over time), since I have never had a good jawline. I would like to try to avoid a chin implant if possible, as many that I have seen look very unnatural, but I would like to hear any and all options I have.
Is "pulling up" the skin between my jawbone and neck a solution/option? Also, I am not really looking for a subtle change, but I don't think an overly prominent chin is the answer either. I really want the sharp and elegant jawlines as seen on other women! Is there any way? Thank you so much for reading this, any and all help is greatly appreciated as I yearn for a solution that will bring me more confidence.
A weak jawline can be treated with a chin implant or facial fillers
The strength or weakness of a jawline can define the attractiveness of a face. There are no leading men or women with weak jawlines. The great news is the chin is one of the most treatable parts of the face. It is a very straight-forward and minimally invasive procedure to place a chin implant. And with a very quick recovery, the proportions of your face can be greatly improved, and no more loose skin or embarrassing photos.
Another even less invasive option is to use fillers along the jawline to strengthen your profile. Placing Radiesse can give results for 6-9 months. Multiple treatments of ArteFill can give more permanent results.
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Jaw line improvement - Chin implant or other method
I know you probably do not want to hear this, but a chin implant is the way to go! Injectables or skin lifts are not going to get you what you need. A chin implant is a simple procedure and works wonders. Please look into it first. It is the solution for what you need.
From your profile, it appears that you would be an excellent candidate for a mentoplasty. A complete evaluation though would require looking at the front and side views as well. In your case, you may want to consider simple chin implantation or a more involved procedure of moving the bone of your lower jaw forward (particularly if you have a significant underbite). In either event, this would change your profile, alter your neck appearance, and change your front view as well.
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Beautiful jawline for a woman
There are a number of anatomic elements that create a beautiful jawline in a woman. A surgeon would palpate and study your lower jaw anatomy to determine the best surgical approach. This could be augmenting the weak bone with appropriate style and size chin implant, may be adding mandibular angle implant, possibly doing microliposuctioon around the lower jaw/neck, or even adding some structural fat grafting. Your best bet is to find 2-3 reputable surgeons that have lots of experience in this area and educating yourself this way. Ultimately you need to find a surgeon whom you can trust to give you the result you desire.
Placement of an implant is usually the preferred method to augment a weak chin
I understand that you would prefer to avoid a chin implant, but as you describe your goals I believe it is still the best solution to your condition. “Pulling up” the skin from a facelift or neck lift will not provide the degree of change you desire. Although the chin can be augmented without an implant I would not recommend this procedure in your case. This type of surgery would require advancing a part of your jawbone to give it more projection. Placement of a chin implant would provide a similar change and is a much easier procedure. For a thorough education and discussion I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
I hope this is of some help to you as you make your decisions. I believe your goals are realistic and can be achieved.
Here are some options!
There are injectable fillers that you can use to fill a weak jaw line so that it will look more prominent in photos. In my practice we frequently use Juvederm, Radiesse or Sculptra as the best non-surgical approach to improving patient’s appearance in photos. However, injectables are not a permanent solution. The permanent solution would be a chin implant. Don’t be scared of the concept of an implant, they can be natural and undetectable especially when you use a board certified facial plastic surgeon. There are many different sizes you can choose from, so that does not mean you will have an overly done chin! Please consult the right doctor and discuss it with them. Best of luck and remember to stay beautiful and confidant!
Chin Implant for Jawline Contour -- Many Shapes and Sizes Are Available!
Thank you for the great question. Based on your description, the best option, in my opinion, would be a chin implant. This is a straightforward procedure with a quick recovery. Fillers can offer similar results, but are temporary and more expensive in the long run. Lifting the skin and soft tissue around the under-sized bone won't help with the jawline... and may make any deficiency look more obvious. Chin implants (I use silastic only) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Finding the right one can improve the projection of the chin and the overall jawline contour. Best of luck moving forward!
Chin implant for a weak jaw
Kitty, certainly a neck lift can help, but a chin implant or an extended chin implant can give fullness around the jaw for a softer look to the face with a nice line between the neck and chin. An extended chin implant goes along the jawline to create a more attractive jaw line. Some people need just a chin and others need better jaw definition. A chin implant, when inserted by a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon, would definitely help your profile. Without seeing more views of your face, I can't determine whether you'd need an extended implant for your jawline as well as an implant for the chin.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Chin Implant for a Weak Jawline
Based on your photos, I believe that chin implant would be the best solution for your profile. I realize that others have suggested injectables, but that solution would be temporary and based on the photo, would require a significant amount of product. This would likely be a large, recurring expense.
Your concerns regarding chin implants looking "unnatural" is a common fear, but most of the modern implants blend very well due to "wings" that taper at the extreme right and left-side of the implant. This design allows for a gentle transition from the chin to the jawline and prevents that "Abe Lincoln" look.
Again, I think a chin implant would be great for your profile. Good luck and have a great day!
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Often, chin implant is only PART of the answer.
No operation works IN CONCERT with other procedures than the chin implant. I just about never do a chin implant alone. For a more angular look, oft times I will also liposuction the neck or reduce the buccal fat pad. For profile make-overs, doing the nose and chin together is common. When face lifting, a chin implant often adds to the jawline overhaul. Your photos are not that informative, but I'd an open mind to combining chin and buccal fat for a more angular look. That looks great at any age.
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