V-line SurgeryWe 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.
V-line Surgery Before and After
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Edmund Kwan - Do you cut or shave the bone in V-line surgery?
Do you cut or shave the bone in V-line surgery?In V-line surgery, two things can be done to address the width of the bone. You can either cut it, meaning remove a portion of the jaw bone along the angle, or shaving it down to reduce the protuberance. However, when you cut the bone at a sharp angle, it tends to show like you had surgery. It doesn't give you the natural contour of the jawline is an issue. So in a limited amount of patients, I will cut the bone. Usually, I end up shaving the bone. The incisions are made from inside the mouth. The bone is identified, and then I could modify the bone. I find that by shaving the bone, I get a more natural appearance. Give us a call today to make your appointment.
All about V Line surgery explained by Dr. Edmund Kwan
What is V line surgery?
V line surgery involves the lower part of the face, both jaw, and the chin area.
What is done by V line surgery?
This surgery involves reducing the shape of the chin, reducing the size if it is enlarged or too square. Then it is shaped to be more V line and sharper by reducing the bone.
Who is an ideal candidate for V line surgery?
Ideal candidates are anyone who wants to have a better shaped lower part of the face.
Many people who visit my office have a very wide face, and they wish to be much more defined in the chin area.
How long is this procedure, and how does it work?
The surgery usually takes 3 hours. All the incisions are inside the mouth, except the chin may involve an external scar below the chin.
There is swelling and bruising after the surgery. However, the recovery is about 3 weeks.
The surgery is done at The Edmund Kwan Plastic Surgery clinic in New York City.
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Edmund Kwan - What is V-line surgery?
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Edmund KwanWhat is V-line surgery?
V-line surgery is shaping of the lower part of the face, which we call the mandible or the jawline.
V-line surgery reduces it and makes it more like a V shape than a U shape that many patients have.
When the muscle is large, or the bone is protruding, it gives a square rounded look to the face. But patients want a more streamlined face.
When you get a V-shape, it tends to, for women, feminize the face and for men look softer instead of looking crude or a bit bulky.
This is not just a feminized look; it is for both men and women.
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Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Edmund Kwan - Can Botox be used instead of V-line surgery?
Can Botox be used instead of V-line surgery?Botox is short for botulinum toxin. What it is used for is to paralyze the muscle throughout the face.
It is commonly used for frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. However, it can be used on the jawline as well.
In the jaw, there is a muscle called the masseter muscle. This is a very powerful muscle that is used in chewing.
This muscle becomes bigger in patients that tend to grind teeth at night. Most Asians tend to have bigger masseter muscles.
By using Botox, this muscle can be paralyzed and reduced around three to six months. However, this does not address the bone issue.
It is strictly muscle hypertrophy. However, many patients have achieved a great result, but this is only a temporary result. They must get this shot every six months.
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