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‘JAW’ de vivre!

Published : May 1, 2018, 12:38 am IST
Updated : May 1, 2018, 12:38 am IST

Neck Liposuction: Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a minor cosmetic surgery that removes fat from neck in an attempt to change its shape.

Picture of Angelina Jolie used for representational purposes
 Picture of Angelina Jolie used for representational purposes

A strong jawline implies youth, vigour, and attractiveness. Having a "great jawline" usually means having a visible mandibular border that is straight from the mandibular angle to the chin point. Good bone structure can only be seen if the overlying skin and fat is also structurally sound. A strong jawline in women is definitely a coveted feature in our present culture. It evokes a sense of power, strength, and confidence in women. This feature is desired because it is such a rarity, but it also has to do with the golden ratio of facial proportions and what many consider to be the basic standard of beauty for centuries. Some celebrities who had enhanced jawlines are Angelina Jolie, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Chastain etc.

This single technique that can improve the jawline for all patients. However, common procedures can be used with a correct diagnosis to achieve a great jawline or an aesthetically pleasing lower facial third. There are surgical and non-surgical techniques available to make a sharp jawline.

Neck Liposuction: Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a minor cosmetic surgery that removes fat from neck in an attempt to change its shape.

Submentoplasty: This procedure involves making a small incision under the chin, then performing liposuciton and fat removal as well as tightening the platysma muscles.

Face and Neck Lifting: This surgery is performed to tighten the skin on the face and neck, the removal of fat and excess skin from the facial area underneath the chin and restructuring the underlying muscles.

Facial Implants: They are specially formed solid materials compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.

Derma Fillers: During the treatment small volumes of dermal filler gel are injected at several places along the jawline. This process changes the contours of the area by filling in the skin from the inside out. The result is a jawline that looks more prominent and well defined.

Botox for Masseters: Masseter is the lower muscle of the face. Botox can help shrink the muscle and both reduce its appearance and lessen the amount of discomfort the muscle exerts on the surrounding tissues.

Do’s: Post the treatment, instructions given by the surgeon must be follwed, compression garments should be worn, prescribed medicines must be taken, drink plenty of fluids, especially clear fluids, attend post-operative appointments, seek medical help if you experience any complications and take adequate amount of rest.

Don’ts: Avoid exercise for over four to six weeks, do not overexert or be rough with your incisions, avoid excess salt intake, avoid driving or drinking alcohol for atleast 24 hours, avoid smoking and do not allow the incision to  get wet.

Price for jawline enhancement depends on the patients requirement. The range starts from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 2,50,000/-.

–The writer is a celebrity plastic and cosmetic surgeon.

Disclaimer: Always check with a cosmetic surgeon before going ahead with this procedure

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