Before having jawline contouring done, you’ll want to consult a qualified plastic surgeon. They can walk you through the procedure, what it entails, and what you need to do before and after for best results.
When deciding if jawline contouring is right for you, you should know what this procedure consists of. Let’s take a look at everything you should know about the procedure, as well as what happens after.
When to Consider Jawline Contouring?
Jawline contouring is a procedure that helps patients achieve a more refined and defined jawline to balance out the face. It can be achieved a number of different ways, including:
- Dermal Fillers such as Radiesse, Juvéderm , or Restylane
- Buccal fat reduction
- Chin Implants
This procedure can involve non-surgical or surgical techniques. The best technique for you will be determined during a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Choosing a surgeon with experience with this type of procedure is essential because their skills will help ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
Who Are The Best Candidates For Jawline Contouring?
The best candidate for jawline contouring is anyone looking for a slimmer or more defined jawline with a stable weight and good skin elasticity. On top of that, healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their procedure are ideal. Anyone looking for temporary or long-term results can also benefit from the procedure.
Jawline Contouring Risks
As with most procedures, there are risks that come with jawline contouring. What those risks are depends on the type of procedure used to create the contouring. It is important to discuss these risks during your consultation appointment to ensure that you are comfortable with your choice to undergo this procedure.
What Happens After Surgery?
After the procedure, you may notice some bruising or swelling but no matter the type of procedure used for your jawline contouring, you will likely be able to go home the same day. Also, almost all jawline contouring procedures are done in the office under local anesthesia.
Once at home, you’ll need to rest and may need to apply ice to your jaw area. Your surgeon might also prescribe pain medication or antibiotics to prevent infection. Most bruising and swelling go away within a week or so.
Schedule a Consultation
Jawline contouring is perfect for anyone looking for a stronger or more defined jaw. If you’re interested in the procedure, contact us at our WalkerMD office in Atlanta, GA today to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Thomas Walker, MD is a highly-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial surgeries only and who can assess your unique case to recommend the best option for you.