"Asian" V-Line Revision Surgery
What is Asian V-Line surgery?
Asian V-Line Jaw Surgery or simply V-Line surgery is a type of jaw reduction surgery intended to contour and slim the lower jaw, creating a well-defined profile.
It is important to note that despite the name, it is appropriate for anyone, regardless of ethnicity or ethnic background. The name is derived from South Korean surgeons who coined the term “Asian V-Line.”
This surgical procedure encompasses three critical elements that shape the lower face—the angles of the jaw, the mandible bone, and the chin.
Why is it sometimes necessary to “revise” a previous surgeon’s Asian V-Line procedure?
Asian V-line surgery is most often undertaken for aesthetic purposes. V-line revision surgery is most often requested by patients who had an unsuccessful chin implant and/or do not feel that the original procedure addressed all their concerns, leaving them unsatisfied with the results.
V-line surgery is intended to create an elegant “V-shaped” contour of the jaw and chin. If not performed properly by an experienced Board Certified surgeon, the results can vary, and leave patients unhappy with the results. For example, a square jaw or protruding may not be “softened” or V-shaped enough. Or an unwanted “double chin” may still be apparent reducing the contouring effect of the V-line procedure.
Asian V-line revision surgery may also be needed to correct genioplasty with chin implants. Although chin implants are popular, they cannot give the same results as a well-performed V-line procedure. And, inserting any foreign object into the body can be problematic and lead to complications if the body rejects the foreign material.
The detailed artistry of Asian V-Line surgery: what makes a beautiful V-shaped jaw contour?
The human jaw is a prominent facial feature and its relationship to the entire facial structure is critically important. With jaw reshaping or chin augmentation, as with any plastic surgery, it is imperative that the face maintains a proper aesthetic balance
V-line surgery is intended to give the jaw a desirable V-shaped contour. And while many surgeons have the technical skills to perform such procedures, many lack the artistic eye to understand the overall aesthetic of the jaw in relation to other facial features. Thus, only a Board Certified plastic surgeon with extensive craniofacial and orthognathic (jaw surgery) experience has the artistry and skill to ensure a successful result.
How is Asian V-Line revision surgery procedure performed? Is it different from a standard V-Line procedure?
Asian V-Line jaw surgery is a comprehensive procedure that encompasses three critical elements of the lower face: the angles of the jaw, the body of the mandible, and the shape of the chin.
Asian V-line revision surgery also focuses on these three areas; however, based on the results of the patient’s original procedure, the approach may vary. For example, if a patient has undergone genioplasty with chin implants, the implants will need to be removed in addition to any contouring.
Dr. Deschamps-Braly will review your records and discuss all previous procedures with you to ensure you are comfortable with the revision process.
How long should I wait before having Asian V-Line revision surgery?
As with any surgery, it is important to allow the body time to heal before considering a revision procedure.
Stitches, bruising, and swelling can make it difficult to realize the final results, especially if you have had jaw implants placed by another surgeon. In addition, results may often take 6 months to realize as subtle swelling can persist for a long time.
However, if you are unsatisfied with the results of your initial procedure after you have fully healed, please contact our office for information on Asian V-line revision surgery.
Why should your Asian V-Line revision surgeon be “US Board Certified”?
When choosing a plastic surgeon for your Asian V-Line revision surgery, it is essential that they are highly qualified, US Board Certified, and possess long-term V-Line surgical experience.
Your surgeon should also have an aesthetic “eye” for what constitutes a beautiful and balanced jaw line and chin. It is important that the angles of your new jaw and chin are harmoniously balanced with your other facial features such as your nose and lips, in a natural way that still looks like you.
Asian V-Line revision surgery is complex and requires the expertise of a surgeon who has an intimate, in-depth understanding of plastic surgery as well as the entire craniofacial skeleton