Overview: Goals Of Lower Face Contouring
When contouring the lower face, the two most commonly treated areas are the jaw and chin. The chin—in particular—often benefits from slight augmentation. A small chin recession is common and some may have more noticeable receding of the chin either genetically or as they age. This can make patients appear older, affect their side profile, and make them seem heavier than they are.
Both men and women frequently seek out a more defined jawline. A relatively new and popular beauty standard—a sharp and angular jawline—society generally finds attractive regardless of gender. Some people may also experience overgrowth of the masseter muscle which can make the face look bulky and too masculine. These concerns can often be addressed with non-invasive facial contouring procedures.
Finally, fixing the dreaded double chin is among the most common lower face contouring procedures. Whether a person is born with it or later develops it, a double chin can cause insecurity and frustration. Multiple options are available to correct a double chin.
Additionally, each patient will have their own goals for the procedure. Dr. Jonov and the providers at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery work to customize each treatment plan and procedure to Dr. Jonov and his team at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery create personalized treatment plans. These plans are designed to help patients achieve their goals and receive excellent care.
Benefits & Risks
The benefits and risks of lower face contouring will vary based on the procedures a patient undergoes. Specifics of the patient’s health and lifestyle also factor in. In general, most procedures used to contour the lower face are low-risk and effective. Though, the providers at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery always take the time to discuss all of the relevant benefits and risks.
Overall, patients may experience benefits such as:
- Slimmer looking face
- More defined chin and/or jawline
- Look younger
- Increase in confidence and self-esteem
- Remove excess skin and/or fat
- Can help improve skin quality
- Tighten the skin
- Enhance the overall appearance of the face
- Reduce a double chin
- All procedures are fairly quick and do not necessarily require general anesthesia
- Customizable treatment plan based on each patient’s needs
- Surgical and non-surgical options available
- In-patient environment
- Low risk
- Performed by the foremost expert cosmetic surgeons in Bellevue at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery
The risks of lower face contouring—like the benefits—differ depending on the procedure. However, some of the possible risks include:
- Inadequate or unexpected result
- Complications associated with anesthesia
- Allergic reactions
- Blood vessel occlusion
- Nerve damage
- Nodule formation
- Need for further or revisional surgeries or procedures
- Fluid collection under the skin
- Visible or unsightly scarring
Major risks or complications are rare. Many will resolve with basic treatment and leave no lasting effects. To further prevent the risk of complications, the patient’s provider will perform a health screening to determine candidacy and the overall safety of any given procedure for each patient.