V-Shape Face & Jaw Slimming
V-Shape Face & Jaw Slimming at Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic
Soft, gentle lines that is marked with a delicate V-shape – this characteristics define facial profile a lot of East Asians desire.
This explains why some are driven to tame their angular jaw. Some may consider this a “flawsome” feature, but others think that it throws off the balance of their facial profile.
Contrary to what most people believe, having an angular face shape is not entirely inborn. Some actually develop it over time 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 caused by excessive chewing, clenching and grinding of the teeth. 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 injections can also help shape it to some degree.
An in-person consultation allows Dr Tyng Tan to make a thorough evaluation of a patient’s unique facial profile. This is essential in creating a customised approach to achieve the suitable results based on the patient’s facial structure. All these steps will help the doctor determine the cost based solely on the patient’s needs.
Here are the commonly asked questions when it comes to enhancing the shape of your jaw with a V-Shape Face and Jaw Slimming procedure at Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic.
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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 an incision inside 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 on the lower lips and teeth.
On the other hand, the non-surgical approach to square jaw reduction involves a simpler process which forgoes incisions, bleeding, and downtime. It involves injecting a measured solution that relaxes the jaw muscles. It targets the masseter muscle, in particular, reducing its size over a period of time. By doing so, this gradually creates an inverted triangular profile to the lower half of the face.
2. HOW IS THE V-SHAPE FACE & JAW SLIMMING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Your doctor will initially assess whether you are a good candidate for a V-Shape Face and Jaw Slimming 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 V-SHAPE FACE & JAW SLIMMING PROCEDURE?
The non-surgical 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 face slimming treatment can also be done on men who also wish to balance 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 refined and softer V-shaped 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 THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
The treatment will only involve a mild stinging sensation as the solution is being injected to the treated area. The discomfort is tolerable that it doesn’t require any anaesthetic.
6. HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE TO PERFORM?
One advantage of this procedure is that it doesn’t take long to finish. In some cases, it can be done in 10 minutes depending on the area to be treated. However, your doctor will focus more on administering the solution properly, rather than completing the procedure within a certain time frame. 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 after the procedure.
Minor swelling and redness on the treated areas may be observed after the treatment, but this will eventually subside after a couple of hours.
9. HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS DO I NEED?
Generally, one treatment session is needed to effect the desired results, with each patient requiring different amounts of the solution to be injected.
The doctor will recommend when a touch-up is necessary, and how frequent it should be done.
10. IS THE RESULT PERMANENT?
Unfortunately, the result of the 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?
To enhance results, your procedure can be complemented by other treatments. Dermal fillers, for instance, can help shape other features non-surgically to create facial harmony to the lower half of your face. Additionally, radiofrequency treatments, like Thermage CPT, are also ideal treatments to pair with v-shaping because it helps tighten loose skin and create well-defined facial angles.
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Reviewed by Dr. Tyng Tan, on May 6, 2020
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Dr. Tan Tyng Yuan, MBBS completed her graduate and medical education in the United Kingdom over a span of 10 years.