Mandible contouring, also known as jawline contouring or jaw reduction, is a cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping and refining the jawline for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This procedure is popular among both men and women who are looking to achieve a more defined, symmetrical, and proportionate jawline.
The mandible is the largest and strongest bone in the human face and is responsible for supporting the lower teeth and jaw. Mandible contouring involves reducing the size and prominence of the mandible to create a more balanced facial profile. This procedure is commonly performed on patients who have a naturally large or square jawline, or those who have developed an enlarged or asymmetrical jaw due to genetics, aging, or medical conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Mandible contouring can be performed using a variety of techniques, including surgical and non-surgical options. Surgical procedures may involve removing a portion of the mandible bone, or reshaping the bone to create a more tapered, feminine or masculine appearance. Non-surgical procedures may include the use of dermal fillers, which can be strategically injected to add volume and contour to the jawline.
Mandible contouring is often performed in conjunction with other facial contouring procedures such as rhinoplasty or chin augmentation, to achieve a more harmonious and balanced appearance. It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual goals, facial anatomy, and overall health.
Overall, mandible contouring can be an effective way to enhance the appearance of the jawline and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile. It is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of any cosmetic procedure and to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome.