Jawline. Contouring and shaping of the mandible (lower jaw).
Well expressed and defined jawline (jawline) is a symbol of confidence. In addition, the edge of the lower jaw is the boundary between two different anatomical areas - the head and neck, and the clear definition of this line contributes to a more energetic radiance.
Aesthetic adjustments in this area can emphasize both femininity and masculinity of the face. While the feminization of men is quite difficult, the opposite is easily achievable, which necessitates interventions in the area of the mandible to be preceded by a proper assessment of the condition of the whole face and neck. The main differences are in the area of the chin and mandibular angle. The female face is characterized by a sharper chin and an angle of about 120 degrees. In this way, the face visually becomes more elegant and elongated. Conversely, for men, the chin is rougher and wider, and the angle is duller, ideally between 90 and 100 degrees. Before the procedure it is necessary to assess the condition of the underlying bone structures - the lower dentition and the mandible. Periodontitis and osteoresorption lead to a decrease in bone density and surface area and require the use of more fillers.
For best aesthetic results, this area is often combined with fillers in the area of the chin.
When the lower jaw shaping procedure is appropriate
- in case of loss of the contour of the lower jaw
- in case of developmental delay of the mandible
- for contouring the facial oval
- to define the mandibular angle
- to emphasize femininity or masculinity
How the procedure for shaping the lower jaw is done
For adjustments in the lower third of the face can be used both hyaluronic acid fillersand tissue stimulators like Radiesse. The former are a better choice to restore and create new volume, and the latter - to tighten the skin. Both products can improve the contour of the lower jaw and emphasize the mandibular angle. A cannula is most commonly used. This technique allows the entire area to be traversed through a single point. This saves the patient discomfort, a potential risk of hematoma formation, and a recovery period is virtually absent. The entry point is anesthetized with cream or infiltrative anesthesia. It works at different depths depending on the desired result. Followed by a massage in the treated area. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and the duration of the results varies from 8 to 18 months.
The skin will be red, but this will quickly disappear. The risk of developing hematomas is low, but increases if there has been an intake of aspirin and other medications that lead to blood thinning in the previous week. There may be a slight swelling and feeling of discomfort that subsides in a few days. Do not massage the area unless your doctor has specifically instructed you to do so. Stop saunas, steam baths, solariums and other thermal treatments in the facial area for the next few days. It is important to drink plenty of water for more expressive and lasting results.
Price for modeling the lower jaw with fillers
It depends on the type of product used and the quantity. In our clinic the price of face fillers starts from BGN 350. If you decide to use tissue stimulators such as Radiesse, the price is BGN 750. For current prices of the offered services you can see our pricelist.
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When the procedure is not appropriate
- local infection in the target zone
- pregnancy and lactation
- malignant and autoimmune diseases
Review of Dr. Stavrov, aesthetic dermatologist in Sofia
The choice of a suitable product is extremely important for the correction of the lower jaw. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a more suitable product when there is a need to restore volume in this area - most often in patients with periodontitis, loss of canines or wisdom teeth. When the desired effect is skin tightening without requiring emphasis and emphasis on the mandible itself, it is best to use tissue stimulants such as Radies.Dr. Konstantin Stavrov, co-owner of Dr. Stavrov Aesthetics clinic in Sofia