"Asian" V-Line Jaw Reduction Surgery

What is "Asian" V-Line Jaw Reduction Surgery?

Although this procedure is often called “Asian V-Line Jaw Surgery”, it is important to note that this type of surgery is not restricted to any particular ethnic group. In fact, V-line jaw surgery may be suitable for anyone who is not satisfied with the shape of his or her jaw or chin, not just those of a particular ethic background.

Surgeons in South Korea – where this type of jaw surgery is very popular – originally invented the term “V-line”. However, in recent years the surgery has become very popular in the United States and Europe amongst almost any ethnicity. The V-Line procedure is very comprehensive in that it encompasses three critical elements of the shape of the lower face: the angles of the jaw, the body of the mandible and the shape of the chin.

Why choose V-Line Chin Reduction Surgery?

Most of our clients desire V-Line surgery because they may have a short chin and a very wide, or overly ‘masculine’ jaw shape. A prominent jaw may cause the lower face to appear too wide and one may desire a softer, slender, more feminine appearance. V-line surgery works to contour and slim the lower jaw, creating a more slender jaw line while at the same time reducing jaw width and a producing a sharper, better-defined chin profile.

What about a chin implant? Isn’t that less invasive than surgery?

A chin implant on its own will not give you the same result as V-Line surgery. Chin implants are popular because it seems like an easy solution, however, we believe that placing a foreign body (an implant) into your own body can be problematic and may cause complications because they are not naturally part of your own body. Read more about chin implants and Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) here.

Have you had an unsatisfactory chin implant and need V-Line revision surgery?

Unfortunately, many of our V-Line patients are in fact revision patients who have had chin implants installed by unskilled or non-Board Certified surgeons. Simply inserting a chin implant will not reduce an overly square jaw or an unwanted “double chin”.

Although chin implants are popular, they cannot give the same results as a well-performed V-Line procedure. Also, inserting any foreign object into the body can be problematic and lead to complications if the body rejects the foreign material. Read more about revision surgery for chin implants and Asian V-Line here.


Who is a suitable candidate for Asian V-Line Jaw Surgery?

V-Line surgery works to create an ideal V-shape contour of the jaw and chin and is ideal for those with:

  • An overly square or U-shaped jawline
  • An overly masculine jaw shape
  • Bloated or “chubby” cheeks
  • Double chin

However, a surgical consultation with your surgeon is necessary to determine which procedure would best suit your particular circumstances and facial features.

What other procedures work well with V-Line Jaw Surgery?

You may safely choose to have V-Line jaw surgery at the same time as most other surgical or non-surgical aesthetic procedures to gain your desired result. V-Line jaw reduction surgery is most popularly performed in combination with Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) or Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery).

What kind of results can I expect after surgery?

Your desired results will depend very much on your expectations and the thorough pre-procedure planning that you have undertaken in collaboration with your surgeon. Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Deschamps-Braly may use the latest in 3D imaging technology and virtual surgery planning techniques prior to your procedure to ensure a successful result. The planning process involves digitally mapping your chin and jaw before surgery to generate a 3D virtual model to ensure a successful result.