"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 Jaw 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.
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 about a jaw implant? Isn’t that less invasive than jaw surgery?
A jaw implant on its own will not give you the same result as V-line jaw 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.
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.