What solutions do I have for a weak jawline?
I want to add more masculinity to my face because the current jawline makes me look like an adult kid. Few people believe me when I tell them my age. I know I won't resemble men in magazines but I aspire for a more sophisticated and stronger appearance, and the chin is everything when it comes to that. Any advice? What kind of doctor should I search for? Thank you!
Chin augmentation can have a powerful effect on the overall appearance of the jaw. By creating a more prominent chin we can add definition to the lower jaw and add to the overall balance of the face.
The most common plastic surgery for a stronger chin and jawline is a chin implant.
Getting a chin implant is a safe, minimally invasive procedure which only requires one single incision. Chin implantation is an outpatient procedure. It takes only about one hour and has a rapid recovery time of about one week. Final results are typically visible in under two months.
Other, less-common chin surgery procedures to address a weak chin or a weak jawline include jaw advancement surgery and jaw implants, but these are only used in specific cases. Your plastic surgeon will advise you if he or she thinks these procedures make sense in your case.
From your question it sounds like a chin implant to increase chin projection would best address your goals, but a consultation would be necessary in order to give you any specific recommendations.
Also, during the chin implantation procedure we commonly perform some liposuction on the neck to help create the appearance of a stronger jawline. The liposuction can be performed through the same incision through which the chin insert is placed, so it makes sense to perform both procedures at the same time.
If you prefer a non-invasive procedure, we have had excellent results using facial fillers to augment a weaker jawline. We use Sculptra, Juvederm Voluma or Radiesse fillers. The results from fillers are almost as good as the surgical approach but much less permanent. These fillers are safe, widely used, and do an excellent job of creating the appearance of a strong chin and jawline.
For the best advice specific to your goals, I encourage you to come in for a consultation. Always remember to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon when you are considering surgical cosmetic procedures.
Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. I would recommend using facial fillers to achieve a more prominent jaw and chin profile. There are a few fillers that last a year or two such as Voluma and LYFT. These are what I would use for this area. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area for this procedure. I have a before and after photograph on my website of a patient injected with Voluma for chin projection: http://www.plasticsurgeryplusfreeholdnewjersey.com/injection-gallery
I hope this was helpful to you. Best Wishes, Dr. B.
To start it would be helpful to have more pictures including a front and profiles. One of the easiest ways to augment facial features is the use of fillers. The only negative is that it is temporary but, fillers offer the opportunity to try out these changes to determine whether they meet your concerns. If so, you then have two options: continue with fillers or consider using some of your own fat a component of which will last forever. Typically, we quote approximately 50%.