Jaw reduction surgery, also known as mandibular angle reduction or V-line surgery, aims to reshape the jawline to achieve a more slender and feminine appearance. The procedure involves trimming the mandible’s angles to create a smoother, more delicate contour. This is often sought by individuals with a prominent or square jawline and desire a more V-shaped or heart-shaped face.
Meanwhile, chin reduction surgery focuses on reducing the size or projection of the chin. It is performed to address an overly prominent or protruding chin, creating a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.
What is a Jaw/Chin Reduction?
Jaw and chin reduction are cosmetic surgical procedures designed to alter the size, shape, or prominence of the jawline and chin. This is to achieve a more balanced and proportionate facial appearance. These surgeries are commonly performed to enhance facial harmony and align with the individual’s aesthetic goals.
Jaw reduction, also known as mandibular angle reduction or V-line surgery, involves reshaping the jawline to create a softer, more feminine, or refined appearance. This procedure is popular in regions where a V-shaped face is considered culturally desirable. It is often performed on individuals with a square or prominent jawline.
The surgery typically involves an incision inside the mouth near the back of the jawline. The surgeon then shaves down or removes a portion of the mandibular angle (the jaw’s outer edge) to reduce its width. Reducing the width of the jaw and the face can appear narrower and more tapered, resembling the shape of the letter “V.”
Chin reduction surgery is performed to reduce the size or projection of the chin. Individuals with an overly prominent or protruding chin usually seek it, as it changes their facial harmony. The procedure involves carefully removing a portion of the chin bone to achieve the desired reduction.
The surgeon may make the incision inside the mouth or, in some cases, beneath the chin to access the chin bone. They then sculpt and reposition the bone, making the chin less prominent while ensuring it remains in proportion with the rest of the facial features.
Who is a Good Candidate for Jaw/Chin Reduction?
A good candidate for jaw and chin reduction surgery is someone who is dissatisfied with the size, shape, or projection of their jawline or chin and desires a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance. However, only some are ideal candidates for these procedures.
Here are some general characteristics that make a person a good candidate:
- Excessively permanent jaw or chin. Candidates typically have a significantly prominent or square jawline or a protruding chin that disrupts facial harmony and balance.
- Facial asymmetry. Candidates may have facial asymmetry caused by an uneven jawline or chin, and the surgery can help address this issue.
- Good bone structure. Candidates should have a good bone structure to ensure that jaw and chin reduction surgery can be performed safely and effectively.
Candidates must have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. While jaw and chin reduction can improve facial aesthetics, it may not completely transform one’s appearance, and the results should align with what is achievable through the procedure.
Jaw/Chin Reduction: What to Expect
You will have a consultation with the surgeon, who will evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your goals, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for jaw and chin reduction surgery. The surgeon will discuss the potential outcomes of the surgery and set realistic expectations regarding the results you can achieve.
Jaw and chin reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep and pain-free during the procedure. Depending on the surgical approach, your cosmetic surgeon will make incisions either inside the mouth (intraoral) or under the chin.
For jaw reduction, the surgeon will trim or remove a portion of the mandibular angle to reduce the width of the jawline. In chin reduction, a portion of the chin bone may be carefully removed or reshaped to achieve the desired reduction. Once the desired reshaping is achieved, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.
After the surgery, you will be closely monitored in the recovery room as you wake up from anesthesia. Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed to manage discomfort and prevent infection. Swelling and bruising around the jaw and chin are expected after the surgery and will gradually subside over the following weeks.
You may be advised to follow a soft or liquid diet for the first few days after surgery to avoid putting strain on the jawline. Proper oral hygiene is crucial to minimize the risk of infection. You may be provided with special mouth rinses and instructions for gentle cleaning.
Always attend your follow-up appointments, so your surgeon can monitor your healing progress and remove sutures, if necessary. The recovery period can vary, but most people can return to work and normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks. However, it may take several weeks to a few months for the full results to be apparent as the swelling fully subsides.
Why Choose Mina Plastic Surgery for Jaw/Chin Reduction?
This is one of Mina Plastic Surgery’s specialties. Dr. Cha follows the golden ratio by analyzing the patient’s characteristics and face structure to create the most suitable result.
Jaw Reduction: How It Works?
Dr. Cha will carefully analyze your bone structure and resection degree. He will design the best possible outcome. The subauricular (under the ear) jaw bone is removed from the front jaw bone. If needed, a cortical resection is performed. Before suturing back up, Dr. Cha pulls the surrounding muscle and skin up to prevent sagging.
What is Cortical Resection?
“Cortical bone” refers to the bone that forms the angle of the rear jaw. Resecting this bone will reduce the thickness of the jawbone, enabling the patients to obtain a narrower, more smoothed jawline.
T-Osteotomy: How it Works?
Dr. Cha osteotomizes the end of the chin in a T-shape, avoiding the nerve points. The middle bone is removed. Dr. Cha brings in the remaining bones of each side and fixes them together. The protruding side jaws are removed to accomplish a smooth jawline.
Mina Plastic Surgery is committed to providing its patients with the best cosmetic surgery experience. If you want to book a consultation, fill out our online booking form. Once our team receives your form, we will contact you for your appointment confirmation and discuss the details of your treatment. You may also reach us at (+82) 10-6295-6552 or [email protected].
The time it takes to schedule an appointment depends on the availability of our doctors and the type of treatment or consultation you seek. Consultations are scheduled as soon as possible, and treatments are scheduled within a few weeks of consultation. Attending your appointment on the scheduled date and time is best to avoid delays.
Procedure Cost and Payment
You need to prepare a large amount to have cosmetic surgery in South Korea. The cost will depend on several factors. Hence, it is better to be prepared than be sorry after.
On average, the jaw/chin reduction cost in South Korea is 3,800,000 KRW to 9,000,000 KRW (around 5,000 USD to 7,000 USD).
We accept payments through cash, credit cards, and bank transfers. Mina Plastic Surgery ensures that you understand all the costs and fees involved in the procedure before scheduling your surgery appointment.
Recovery and Aftercare
At Mina Plastic Surgery, we care for your overall health. As recovery varies in each person, we personalize and provide attentive aftercare to our patients to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions about Jaw / Chin Reduction
While non-surgical procedures like dermal fillers and botox can temporarily improve the jawline and chin, they cannot achieve the same significant and permanent results as surgical jaw and chin reduction procedures.
Yes, it is possible to combine jaw and chin reduction surgery with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty or cheek augmentation, if deemed appropriate by the surgeon. Combining procedures can help achieve overall facial harmony and reduce overall recovery time.
The length of stay in South Korea will depend on the procedure’s extent and the surgeon’s recommendation. International patients are usually advised to stay for at least 1 to 2 weeks for initial recovery and follow-up visits before traveling back home. You can ask the medical tourism agency you are affiliated with for advice.