Square Jaw Reduction Prodedure
Soft, gentle with the perfect V-shape – that is what a feminine face should look like. But have you ever felt that you look too masculine because of your square jaw?
While some consider having a more pronounced jawline as a “flawsome” feature, however for others, it can throw off the balance of their facial profile.
Contrary to what most people believe, having an angular face shape is not entirely in-born. Some actually develop it overtime as they overwork their jaw muscles or masseter muscles. This leads to a condition called masseter hypertrophy where one or both the masseter muscles become enlarged. This can be brought about by excessive chewing, clenching and grinding of the teeth. This is because the muscles in your jaw area work similarly to the rest of your body. The more it gets worked out, the more developed it becomes.
One might think that the only solution is to have it surgically contoured, but all it actually needs is the faint sting of an injection needle.
Here are the important facts you need to know to enhance the shape of your jaw with a Square Jaw Reduction procedure without the pain of surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What are the available treatments to reduce the size of a square jaw?
The reduction of a square jaw to create a V-shape can be achieved using surgical and non-surgical methods. Surgical jaw reduction involves incising the inside of the mouth to remove the outer layer of the enlarged mandible or jawbone, narrowing the contours of the jaw. However, this can involve complications like the loss of sensation of the lower lips and teeth.
On the other hand, the non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure involves a very simple process of injecting a measured amount of solution to paralyze the jaw muscles. This weakens the masseter muscle, which reduces it in size over a period of time.
2. How is the non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure performed?
Your doctor will initially assess whether you are a good candidate for a non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure. After your thorough evaluation, few tiny injections will be administered to predetermined areas of the jaw. This will help relax the jaw muscles, reduce it in size and make it slimmer.
3. Who are the ideal candidates for a Square Jaw Reduction procedure?
The non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure is ideal for patients who have a prominent jawline due to masseter hypertrophy. The treatment, however, is not appropriate for those who have a pronounced jawline due to an enlarged mandible or jawbone. In this case, the surgical method may be recommended.
While a V-shape and contoured face is sought after among women, the non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction treatment can also be performed among men who want to balance out their facial features. It should be noted that pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as individuals who have dental conditions and neuromuscular disorders, are advised against the procedure.
4. What is the expected result?
The procedure can help reduce the size of the masseter muscles (Smyth 1994). This results in a more refined and softer V-shape contour to the face that will harmoniously balance your other facial features. With the right aesthetic skills and eye for detail, the reduced jawline result will come out looking natural.
5. Is Square Jaw Reduction painful?
The treatment will only involve a mild stinging sensation as the solution is being injected to the treated area. This is highly tolerable and will not require any anesthetics.
6. How long will the procedure take to perform?
A great advantage of the procedure is that it is quick to perform. It will take as short as 10 minutes to finish depending on the area to be treated. However, your doctor will ensure to properly administer the solution more than achieving a desired target time to complete the procedure. This is to ensure that the desired outcome and result can be achieved.
7. When will I see the result?
The desired outcome is gradual. You will see noticeable results two to three weeks after the procedure (Klein et.al 2014). However, the ideal results will only be visible six to eight weeks after your treatment. By this time, the masseter muscles have fully relaxed.
8. Is there any downtime or recovery period?
Since the procedure is minimally-invasive, you can return to your normal daily routine immediately after the procedure. This also means that there is no downtime and it does not require any recovery.
Minor swelling and redness on the treated areas may be observed after the treatment, but this will eventually subside after a couple of hours following the treatment.
9. How many treatment sessions do I need?
Generally, one treatment session is all you need to see significant results. However, depending on your specific case, additional sessions may be needed to create dramatic results.
10. Is the result permanent?
Unfortunately, the result of a non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure is temporary. However, it is long lasting. Results last for about six months or even longer. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the results.
11. Can this be performed with other aesthetics procedures?
If you want to create a holistic improvement, you can complement a non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction procedure to further enhance your facial features with Dermal Filler treatment. This can help shape and contour your nose, chin and lips to harmonize with your new V-shape face.
This treatment is also excellent in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Additionally, Thermage CPT is also an ideal complementary procedure, which helps to tighten loose skin on your face and body.
During your confidential consultation, Dr. Tyng Tan will perform a thorough evaluation of your jaw. This allows her to carefully study your overall facial structure. This also gives her a better picture on the proper dosage of filler injections to achieve a natural-looking and well-proportioned face. A personal consultation will also allow her to better determine the total cost of your square jaw reduction treatment.
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