Jaw Line Contouring

Rounded cheeks can detract from the structure of the rest of your face. If you’ve ever dreamed of having a more defined, chiseled jawline, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center has board-certified plastic surgeons who can alter your jawline for a more balanced appearance. At their offices in McLean, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers a variety of jawline contouring treatments. Call or book an appointment online to learn more today.

Jaw Line Contouring Q&A

What is jawline contouring?

Jawline contouring aims to reshape your jawline to deliver symmetry and balance to your face. People turn to jawline contouring for many reasons, but the most popular are either to enhance and sharpen their jaw, or reduce the size of their jaw. 

If you feel insecure about the shape of your jawline, the experienced cosmetic surgeons at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center can determine the right treatment for you.

Am I a candidate for jawline contouring?

The shape and size of your jawline play a vital role in your overall appearance. A weak jawline can emphasize a small mouth or large nose, while a strong, square jawline may result in a more masculine appearance for many women.

Jawline contouring may be the right treatment for you if you have:

  • A round face
  • Full cheeks
  • A weak jawline
  • Indistinct cheekbones

Depending on your unique case, the surgical team at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers both buccal fat removal and Botox® for the masseter muscles to reshape your jawline.

What is buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal can give your jawline and cheeks a more chiseled, enhanced appearance. This procedure removes fat from your lower cheeks to add definition and reduce the overall roundness of your face.

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is dedicated to delivering natural-looking results that make you look like the best version of yourself. After evaluating the shape of your face and jawline, the surgical team can determine exactly how much buccal fat to remove to help you achieve the best results.

Buccal fat removal typically takes no more than an hour. Your surgeon makes small incisions between your cheeks and gums to remove just enough buccal fat to sculpt and define your cheeks. 

What are masseter Botox injections?

The masseter is a muscle that runs from the back of your cheek, connecting the temporal bone to the lower jaw. It plays a crucial role in helping you chew, speak, and bite down. Anxiety, jaw clenching, teeth grinding, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can all put stress on the masseter muscle.

Without early intervention, the masseter can become thick, sore, and painful, widening your jawline over time. For women especially, this can result in a masculine jawline that looks more pronounced than the rest of the face.

Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily paralyzes the muscles it’s injected into, relieving pain, discomfort, and inflammation. To reduce the size of your jawline and ease your jaw pain, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center can inject Botox directly into the masseter muscle. This is a quick, nonsurgical procedure that produces long-lasting results.

To learn more about jawline contouring, call Sanctuary Cosmetic Center or schedule an appointment online today.

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