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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
Dr. Edmund Kwan, Edmund Kwan M.D, V-line Surgery, 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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  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - reviews by Tina R
    Dr. Kwan is by far the most talented surgeon I have EVER crossed paths with. I came to Dr. Kwan after an under eye fat transplant, performed 'by another' plastic surgeon, which deformed my face. It was only until I was under Dr.Kwan's care that the deformity was corrected. Dr. Kwan literally gave me back my beauty. This was a priceless feeling. That was about 4 years ago, I can assure you ever since- Dr. Kwan is the ONLY plastic surgeon I trust my face and body to. I look forward to my body contouring procedure coming up in a few weeks!! :)
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Mascha N
    The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
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    I was involved in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and professionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anesthesiologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
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