One of the most common consultations we have performed over the last year is for patients looking to improve their profile, getting rid of their double chin and achieving a ‘snatched jawline.’
While you may not have heard these terms, it seems we are all noticing our profile more, whether from the increase in Zoom meetings, growing e-learning opportunities, or the booming selfie culture. We have all been at home more due to COVID-19 restrictions and, as such, have been learning and working remotely via Zoom and other video platforms. This results in everyone spending an increased amount of time staring at one’s face, often from quite unflattering angles.
What Is Jawline Contouring?
Jawline contouring describes nonsurgical treatments that sculpt what is often called a “snatched” jawline. A snatched jawline means having a very tight and well-defined lower jaw with the skin pulled tightly both above and below, presenting a dramatically youthful appearance. Patients interested in jawline contouring often will talk about their concerns in terms of:
- A double chin with fullness and skin laxity below the chin
- A round face with cheek fullness
- The appearance of jowls and skin laxity of the lower face
Traditional Treatment Options for Face & Neck Laxity
Traditionally, the only way to achieve this sculpted look would be to undergo a surgical facelift/neck lift, which required anesthesia, incisions, and downtime. Additionally, for our younger patients whose needs are not as significant, surgery seemed to be overkill.
This need has brought about a variety of nonsurgical options. If one were to Google “nonsurgical treatment for a neck lift or facelift,” “snatched jawline,” or “double chin,” the list would be exhaustive. Early attempts to correct this area with nonsurgical means often required multiple sessions (KYBELLA®, CoolScultping®, Ultherapy®) with multiple recoveries and inconsistent results.
The Latest in Nonsurgical Facelift & Neck Lift Treatments
Due to advances in technology and local anesthesia techniques, we have developed a treatment in our office that can deliver a snatched jawline without the need for general anesthesia, downtime, or incisions. While it can’t entirely replicate surgical results, this treatment can achieve impactful results for the right patient.
A patient of ours recently shared her experience on social media, and Dr. Hill does several consults a day for patients from all across the U.S., Canada, and a recent patient in Japan! One day recently, we performed three procedures in our office on patients from Arizona, Houston, and Michigan.
Lipo and FaceTite: Skin Tightening Without the Downtime
In the comfort of our office, under local anesthesia and with the aid of Pro-Nox (laughing gas), we use a combination of liposuction and FaceTite/Embrace RF, a radiofrequency skin tightening device from InMode. The procedure is quite tolerable, with patients engaging in conversations or singing along to the music in the treatment room. (You can see one of our patient’s results in this Instagram post.)
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The FaceTite probe uses radiofrequency ablation to liquefy fat and stimulate collagen remodeling and skin tightening. It is safe, with internal and external thermal probes that automatically stop delivering radiofrequency energy once we reach a certain temperature. We then use liposuction to extract the remaining excess fat.
Before and After Jawline Contouring
What Is Recovery Like?
Patients can drive themselves home and return to work after a weekend. For optimal results, you should wear a compression neck wrap during the first two weeks of recovery.
Are you looking to improve your jawline and facial aesthetics? Request a consultation online or call us now at (214) 937-4879 to schedule your appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Hill in Frisco, TX, to see if you are a candidate for our in-office facelift/neck lift.