Facial and V-Line Reshaping


acial and V-Line Reshaping is a unique cosmetic procedure that helps elongate and taper the lower facial region for a more contoured profile. Facial and V-Line Reshaping is an excellent choice for patients of Asian heritage who are looking to elongate their profile with a narrower yet soft facial shape. The ultimate goal of this procedure is to preserve the patient’s ethnic curvature while achieving the desired outcome of a more elongated and structured jawline.

Ideal candidates are healthy nonsmoking people who want a longer, more oval facial profile.

The procedure

The Facial and V-Line Reshaping procedure works by removing a small fragment of the bone from the middle of the jaw. The remaining jaw pieces are then repositioned and combined together to create a more narrow and elongated jawline. Any protruding jawbones are trimmed and reduced to help highlight the new facial profile. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia; hospitalization often isn’t required, as this procedure can be performed at plastic surgery centers.

Alternatively, many individuals are also good candidates for a nearly similar result with Botox injections into the masseter muscle. This thick muscle helps with chewing but can add significant bulk to the lower jawline. Visible effects are seen about 4 weeks after injection and typically last about 6 months.

The recovery

With surgery, recovery usually takes about 2-3 weeks to see critical swelling go down. Patients can expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first two weeks after treatment. Final results can be seen after 8 to 12 weeks when the swelling has completely subsided.

Downtime after Botox treatment to the masseter is minimal to none. Some mild difficulty chewing very tough foods may be present at first but typically subsides or is not a problem for the great majority of people.

If you’re interested in learning more about Facial and V-Line Reshaping, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

Facial and V-Line Reshaping Details

Surgery details

May involve botox to the massetter (large chewing muscles of the lower and midface), and/or kybella/liposuction beneath the chin/jaw area, and/or volume replacement in the midface (fat or filler)

What is the recovery process like?

Majority of swelling and bruising resolved in 1 week with kybella, 2 weeks with liposuction, and less than 24 hours with botox

How soon can I return to work?

Usually may resume non-physical work immediately

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

No lifting more than 20 pounds, and avoid bending/straining for 1 week for liposuction, no exercise for 24 hours with botox, and no exercise for 72 hours with kybella

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

Usually 2-6 weeks after treatment(s)

Length of consultation

45-60 minutes 

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