Are Injectables a Good Solution to a Weak Jaw Line?

I am a 25 year old male seeking a significantly wider, better defined jaw line. Would 2-3 injections of a filler like Radiesse be able to make much of a difference? I'm wondering if its even worth the cost to try injectables or if I will likely be better off saving for implants.

Doctor Answers 12

Radiesse can be used to sculpt the face as an alternative to implants

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You've asked a great question, with real insight into how newer injectables might be used. Radiesse can be used to sculpt the face by placing the filler deeply along the bony prominences rather than in the skin. Radiesse is preferred for this type of treatment over hyaluronic acids such as Juvederm or Restylane. Be sure you see an experienced injector for advanced techniques such at this one, though.

Cost effectiveness depends on how much of an enhancement you need or desire. Implants work great for better definition, and are cost effective over the long run. The amount of Radiesse needed will vary, and of course the cost will depend on how much is used. Without seeing photos, it's hard to guess, so see you physician for specifics.

You can also try the Radiesse as a "trial" for 1-2 years and be sure you like the new definition before committing to permanent implants if desired.


Baton Rouge Dermatologic Surgeon
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Male Jaw-line enhancement

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Hi there!

Hyaluronic acid based dermal filler can be used to improve and enhance the jawline / helping to masculinise features knowing you have a safe and reversible product. 

Personally I use combination of cannula technique with certain injection points to achieve this in male clients. A volumising dermal filler such as juvederm voluma sits very naturally. 

Surgery is an option here however the non-surgical route may provide you with excellent results with less downtime. 

Best wishes,

Dr Rupert

The right treatment for you?

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Without an exam your question cannot be answered.  You will need to see an Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon to see if othognathic surgery, genioplasty or using an implant is best for your specific case. It should be noted that patients with severely weak jaws or abnormally functioning jaws may be better treated with other facial surgery (orthognathic surgery), although a chin augmentation may be an option at a later time. These patients should seek the advice of a plastic surgeon to determine which course is right for them. Here is some information to help you make this decision: Candidates for Chin Augmentation - Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation

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Injectable a good solution to a weak jaw line?

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Thank you for sharing your question.  Dermal fillers are an excellent way to modify your chin and jawline to make them appear more masculine and defined.  It also allows for changes over time that will naturally take place in your facial tissues.  I would advocate a thick hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Voluma to achieve your goals as this will leave a natural, noticeable improvement. 

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Fillers for Better JawLline

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Thank you for your question. In my opinion, fillers can improve a weak jaw line. I use in my practice high viscosity fillers or high G prime for the jaw line as it provides more filling and lifting and the results will last longer usually about a year and a half. I prefer Juvederm Voluma as it can be reversed if needed .

I hope this helps. Best wishes. Dr. Salameh (Plastic surgeon - Bowling Green, KY)

Yes, injectable fillers can define the jawline

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Jaw augmentation can be achieved in two different ways: with a chin implant (sizes vary) or with injectable fillers (temporary). You can ask the surgeon more about these two options at your initial consultation. If you are unsure of the method that you would like to proceed with, look for a surgeon that has an advanced photo software system so you can see a 3D image of what you would look like with the chin implant or filler. You may wish to try filler first to see if you like the results before investing in an implant.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Defining your jawline

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Certain fillers such as Radiesse and Voluma can help define your jawline or reshape it as desired.  

Ava Shamban, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Jaw enhancement

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Fillers will be expensive, esp for that large of an area. You may want to try it out initially to see how it would look though and then save your money for the more permanent solution. 

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Fillers or implants for jaw definition

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Most Fillers can be used quite well to create definition for the jaw and chin, but the safe ones provide only a temporary improvement. Permanent fillers might migrate and there can be large lumps that form years later, such as with silicone injections. Implants can provide a permanent improvement but there are risks of nerve injury, shifting of the implant, infection and bone resorption. See an experienced plastic surgeon who can describe the treatment and discuss the risks and benefits with you and compare that to the temporary improvment that fillers can provide.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Facial contour enhancements with injectable fillers

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Injectable fillers, by themselves, may be a great way to enhance your skeletal structures for subtle changes requiring small volumes, but large volume changes will require you to consider surgical implants or bone rearrangements. 

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.