The jawline is a commonly overlooked area of the face, but is of the utmost importance when it comes to balancing the upper, middle & lower thirds of the face.
What we can improve
- Size of the jawline
A small jawline can be increased in size to balance the lower third of the face. Improving a weak jawline can have a significant effect on patients confidence and overall beauty.
- Shape of the jawline
A defined jawline is beautiful in both men and women, however there are certain features that are gender specific. For example a square jawline in men masculinizes and frames the face, whereas in women a defined jawline to create a more oval shape to the lower face is considered more beautiful. Any asymmetry in the jawline can also be corrected during this procedure.
- Ageing of the jawline – bone resorption and sagging of fat pads
As we age we loose bone from the jaw and get increased sagging of the fat pads which lead to jowls. This can be corrected with filler to give a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
- Jawline after a facelift
There can sometimes be a deformity near the ear following a facelift procedure. This can be gently corrected to give a more natural angle to the jaw and further enhance the results of the surgical procedure. Dr. Allison frequently works with world renowned Plastic Surgeons in Brisbane to enhance outcomes after facelifts.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The amount of filler depends on the degree of correction required, however a typical amount would be 1mL of filler per side of the jaw (so 2mL in total). In this area a higher density filler is used to mimic bone. This enhances structure of the jaw so that skin and soft tissue can sit more naturally over the bone.
Pain is very minimal during the procedure. Topical anaesthetic can be used, but is very rarely required.
For jawline filler a combination of sharp tip needle and cannula is used to slowly build and shape the jawline.
As with any medical procedure there are some risks to consider. Most patients will have some degree of swelling associated with this treatment, but this will settle over the following few days. There may be some discomfort, bleeding or bruising. There have been cases in Australia of vascular injury whereby filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. It is very rare but if it occurred could lead to necrosis of the skin or visual loss. A thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and safe injecting techniques can greatly minimise this risk, however if any signs were to occur the filler would need to be dissolved immediately.
There is minimal (if any) recovery for this procedure. As the filler is placed deep on bone, it would be rare that there would be bruising or swelling associated with the procedure.
No makeup or lipstick for 4 hours. No exercise for the next 24 hours. Avoiding alcohol that evening will minimise any bruising. Applying ice will also help with swelling and bruising. No swimming for one week.