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Introduction to Jawline Contouring

Patients looking to give their jawline and face a more sculpted and balanced look may benefit from jawline contouring in New York City. Dr. William Lao regularly helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals using a variety of contouring methods.

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What is Jawline Contouring?

At our boutique practice in NYC, jawline contouring has become an increasingly more popular procedure. Jawline contouring procedures are designed to address genetic conditions and signs of aging that cause the chin area to lack definition. Common reasons patients choose to have jawline contouring treatment include: A double chin, jowls, asymmetry, or loss of jawline volume.

Fortunately, Dr. Lao offers surgical and non-surgical solutions to redefine the chin and create the aesthetic profile you desire. Dr. Lao strives to deliver the best jawline contouring results in NYC and places patient safety as his number one priority.

Who are the Best Candidates for Jawline Contouring?

If you feel like you suffer from a strong chin and/or jawline but are trying to avoid invasive surgery, you may be a great candidate for Jawline Contouring. Additionally, you should be in good physical health and maintain realistic aspirations for the outcome of your procedure.

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What are the Benefits of Jawline Contouring?

Among the benefits that Dr. Lao has seen in his patients from Jawline Contouring are:

  • Balanced facial features
  • Improvement in a recessed chin
  • Increased volume and definition
  • Non-surgical improvement in feminine, masculine, or youthful facial profile
  • Reduction of jowl appearance

What’s the First Step?

The first step is to get in touch. By filling out a contact form on our appointment page, a member of our team will get in touch with you to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with Dr. William Lao.

Dr. Lao will complete a thorough evaluation of your ears, provide his expert recommendations, and answer any questions you have. You should be as open and honest with Dr. Lao about your aesthetic desires, as great communication always leads to optimal results. Dr. Lao has been featured in numerous publications about his surgical techniques. If you’re happy with Dr. Lao’s recommendations, surgery will be booked. Once the surgery is booked, our expert surgical team will provide pre and postoperative instructions. These guidelines are created to ensure patient safety and the best possible surgical outcome.

What to Expect on the Day of Jawline Contouring?

Depending on the type of procedure discussed during your consultation, your experience may be different from other patients.

Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring with Fillers

For patients who want to restore a youthful jawline without the inconvenience of a recovery period, non-surgical jawline contouring with fillers can be a great option. Dermal fillers can be injected by Dr. Lao to improve jawline definition by adding volume to hollow areas. This sculpts the chin to best complement your facial features. Dr. Lao often recommends hyaluronic-acid-based fillers Juvederm and Restylane for jawline contouring. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are very popular for a variety of facial enhancements, including jawline contouring. The recovery time when using fillers is typically fairly quick, usually taking only a day. Patients love that their results are immediate and can last up to a year.

Neuromodulators for Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring

If your jawline contouring goals include achieving a slimmer, more oval-shaped jawline, Dr. Lao may recommend an injectable neuromodulator like Botox. Botox can be injected to block nerve signals to the masseter muscle, which is the muscle involved with chewing. An overused masseter muscle can give the jaw a square shape that disrupts facial harmony. Botox works to reduce masseter muscle activity, which causes the muscle to decrease in size. The result is a more proportionate, refined jawline.

Botox results can be noticeable within three days of your appointment, though it may take up to two weeks for full results to appear. Generally, you can maintain your desired look with Botox by having this non-surgical treatment every three to six months.

Submental Liposuction for Jawline Contouring

For patients who prefer a one-time treatment, Dr. Lao can perform surgical jawline contouring with submental liposuction. Submental liposuction is an effective way for patients with healthy skin elasticity to eliminate a double chin and improve facial contours for long-lasting results. Your submental lipo surgery will begin with anesthesia. Then, one or two small incisions will be made either behind the ears or under the chin. A liposuction cannula will be used to extract excess fat from the area to reshape the jawline.

Surgical jawline contouring with lipo requires some downtime to promote healing and optimal results. Dr. Lao may have you wear a specialized chin strap for the first few days after your surgery. Any post-operative swelling and bruising will subside within a week or two.

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Jawline Contouring Recovery

Your recovery period will vary from procedure to procedure. There will be some post-surgical swelling and bruising, but it will fade over time. Dr. Lao will keep track of your recovery progress and advise you when you can resume your normal routine and activity level. Most patients are approved to return to work within a week of surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Lao?

Dr. William Lao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to have attended Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lao has over a decade of experience and has been listed as a Top Doc in the aesthetic magazine, New Beauty. Dr. Lao prides himself on patient safety and his ability to connect with his patients.

How Much Does Jawline Contouring Cost in New York City?

The cost of Jawline Contouring in New York City depends on your specific treatment plan. Non-surgical jawline contouring pricing varies based on how many injections are needed at each appointment to achieve and maintain your results. The price of surgical jawline contouring is affected by the extent of your procedure and whether you choose to combine it with additional treatments.


Is Jawline Contouring painful?

While you may experience some brief pressure or unique sensation with each injection, Jaw Contouring is not painful. There may be some mild pain or discomfort following your treatment, but this will disappear over time.

Can I combine Jawline Contouring with other procedures?

Many of our patients like to combine their Jawline Contouring with BOTOX, Laser Peel, or other filler products to correct lines and wrinkles in areas other than the face. When you combine procedures, Dr. Lao has noticed that his patients see an overall rejuvenation in their faces.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact our Manhattan office today to schedule a consultation for your Jawline Contouring surgery. Dr. Lao has the technical skill required to perform the procedure and can provide you with the beautiful and natural-looking results you’re in search of.

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Out-of-town patients

Dr. Lao has provided surgery for patients from almost every continent in the world. With such a wide range, patients frequently ask about travel arrangements for surgery.

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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