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V-line Surgery

We all want to feel good about our facial aesthetic. When we view the face, the triangular pattern between the eyes, nose, mouth, and chin are all taken in simultaneously. Imbalance in the face is immediately noticed on a subconscious level. If your face shape is not satisfactory to you due to a short chin or prominently wide jaw, you may be one of the growing numbers interested in V-line surgery.

V-line surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years. This cosmetic surgical procedure has been designed to establish the ideal V-shape contour of the lower face so that you feel most confident in your appearance. V-line surgery includes the modification of the jaw line based on the proportion of other features on your face.

There are several aspects of facial contours addressed during V-line surgery with your experienced cosmetic surgeon. After performing a comprehensive consultation and examination in which the details of surgery are fully explained, your surgeon designs the precise reduction of the angled bone along the mandible. After the jawbone has been expertly shaped, the surgeon addresses the masseter muscle, making it smaller with precise debulking technique. The masseter muscle is responsible for aiding in the chewing process, and runs along the cheek from the ear to the chin. Reducing the size of this muscle further slims the sides of the face below the cheekbones.

The final step in the V-line surgical procedure is the shaping of the chin. This process may include reducing and shortening a long chin, or lengthening a short chin with a custom-designed implant that will achieve the desired V-line shape. V-line surgery goes above and beyond jaw reduction, which reduces the angle of the jaw line but does not change the shape of the chin. General jaw reduction, leaving the chin out of the picture, lacks the capability of producing the desired effect, which is the creation of ideal proportions in contours of the lower face.

The simultaneous refining and reducing of the chin and mandibular angle produces the oval shape is successfully achieved. Dr. Kwan, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and holding membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is highly experienced in facial rejuvenation and reconstruction. Contact our office for your consultation.
Dr. Edmund Kwan, Edmund Kwan M.D, V-line Surgery, Before
Before
Dr. Edmund Kwan, Edmund Kwan M.D, V-line Surgery, After
After

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V-Line Surgery

Jaw reduction, Chin implant, Chin Shaping
This procedure involves establishing a V-shape contour of the lower face by modifying the jaw line.

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Aesthetic Surgery Journal Facial Implant of Asian Patients

by Edmund Kwan, M.D.

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