Chin and Jawline Contouring

Chin and jawline contouring can significantly impact the appearance of the face. A well-defined chin and jawline can create a more balanced and proportionate look, giving the face a more youthful and attractive appearance. However, many factors can contribute to a weak or poorly defined chin and jawline, such as genetics, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process. Fortunately, with advances in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments, patients now have several options to enhance their chin and jawline appearance. Taking control of your appearance can dramatically shift how you feel about yourself and boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Cleveland, OH patients can benefit from the latest facial rejuvenation and contouring techniques with Dr. Gregory Fedele, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and artist who provides personalized, natural-looking results through various cosmetic procedures. With years of experience and training in plastic surgery, Dr. Fedele has helped countless patients achieve their desired appearance, including improving the appearance of their chin and jawline. Whether you want to enhance your facial features, reduce signs of aging, or address other cosmetic concerns, Dr. Fedele and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. When you are ready to experience Dr. Fedele’s incredible chin and jawline contouring, contact (216) 464-1616 or complete our online form to get started.

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Treatments to Contour the Chin and Jawline

In recent years, there has been a surge in interest in cosmetic procedures to enhance the chin and jawline. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the ASPS, over 75% of plastic surgery practices that focus on cosmetic procedures have observed an increase in business compared to before the pandemic. [1] People want to look good, and now there are more options than ever to help people do that. 

Nothing quite changes a face like contouring for the chin and jawline. A sharper, more defined jawline can create a more youthful and attractive look. In the modeling and fashion industries, a defined jawline is essential. A weak jawline can affect the overall appearance of your face and create an unbalanced, tired, or aged look.

Furthermore, the chin and jawline have been important features in art and beauty standards for centuries. In ancient Greece, a well-defined jawline was seen as a symbol of masculinity and strength, and many sculptures and artworks from that time depict men with strong, chiseled jaws. In China, a pointed chin was seen as a sign of nobility and beauty, with women sometimes wearing chin prosthetics to achieve the desired look. The classic Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber,” written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century, describes female characters wearing chin prosthetics made of jade to achieve a pointed chin.

Many individuals seek cosmetic procedures to enhance their chin and jawline. Here are the procedures and treatments Dr. Fedele offers to augment the lower part of the face:

Facelift for Jawline Contouring

Facelifts and mini facelifts are surgical procedures that contour the jawline and improve the face’s overall appearance. However, there are some differences between the two procedures.

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions around the ears and along the hairline to lift and tighten the skin and underlying tissues of the face; this can improve the appearance of sagging jowls, loose skin around the neck, and deep wrinkles around the mouth and nose. In addition, a facelift can also help to contour the jawline and create a gorgeous profile. Patients can experience up to a 49% improvement in skin laxity after the procedure! [2]

A mini facelift, also known as a limited incision facelift, is a less invasive version of a facelift that involves making shorter incisions around the ears and hairline. This technique is generally reserved for patients with less advanced signs of facial aging and looking for more subtle improvements. A mini facelift can address mild to moderate skin laxity, volume loss, and decreased jawline definition.


As we age, the fat deposits in our faces shift. Many patients also find that they accumulate fat differently and develop a double chin. Also known as submental fullness, this store of fat can make the chin seem less prominent, and mask the contours of the jawline. Patients with good skin elasticity can restore definition by removing this fat with liposuction, which results in a more slender and youthful appearance The procedure is performed by inserting a delicate cannula into a small, discreet incision, which safely suctions away unwanted fat for long-lasting results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical option for enhancing the jawline and chin contouring. They are injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. When injected, dermal fillers can help to 

  • Augment the chin
  • Create a more well-defined jawline
  • Add volume and definition
  • Create a more balanced and proportionate look
  • Creating a sharper and more defined contour

Additionally, fillers smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and nose, thus enhancing the face’s overall appearance.

What is Juvederm Volux XC? 

Juvederm Volux XC is a thick, viscous gel that provides more structural support than other fillers, making it particularly effective for contouring and sculpting the chin and jawline. The gel is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural-occurring substance in our bodies.

The formulation of Volux XC includes VYCROSS technology, which involves cross-linking the hyaluronic acid molecules to create a more durable and long-lasting filler. This allows the filler to maintain shape and provide consistent results for up to 12 months. [3]

What are the Benefits of Chin and Jawline Contouring?

Chin and jawline contouring can provide a range of benefits for patients, both cosmetically and psychologically. Some of the most common benefits of this type of treatment include:

  • A well-defined chin and jawline can create a more balanced and harmonious appearance, improving the overall proportion of the face.
  • Contouring the chin and jawline can create a more attractive and youthful appearance, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Some patients may have facial asymmetry that can be corrected through chin and jawline contouring, resulting in a more symmetrical appearance.
  • Chin and jawline contouring can help reduce the appearance of a double chin or jowls, which provides a more defined and youthful jawline.
  • Our skin loses elasticity and volume as we age, resulting in a less defined chin and jawline. [4] Chin and jawline contouring can help reverse these changes and restore a youthful appearance.

Chin and jawline contouring can significantly improve facial appearance and self-confidence. Patients should discuss their goals and expectations with a qualified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Fedele to determine the best treatment options for their needs. Call (216) 464-1616 to schedule your consultation today!

The Ideal Candidate for Chin and Jawline Contouring

The ideal candidate for chin and jawline contouring depends on the specific procedure and technique being used. Candidates for any cosmetic procedure should be in good health, both physically and mentally to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Patients who see Dr. Fedele for chin and jawline contouring are typically in their 30s to 60s. However, this can vary depending on the procedure and the patient’s needs.

Candidates with mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates for non-surgical options like dermal fillers. Those with more significant skin laxity may require surgical options, such as a facelift or mini facelift. 

Patients need to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Cosmetic procedures can enhance your appearance, but it will not completely change it. Furthermore, no matter the procedure, it’s important to consult a qualified cosmetic surgeon to determine if you are an ideal candidate for chin and jawline contouring. Dr. Fedele evaluates your needs and goals to recommend the best treatment options.

Personal Consultation

When you schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Fedele for chin and jawline contouring, you can expect a thorough and personalized evaluation of your needs and goals. Dr. Fedele will listen to your concerns and desires and will perform a physical examination to assess 

  • Bone structure
  • Skin laxity
  • Other factors that may affect your treatment options

Dr. Fedele will discuss potential options for chin and jawline contouring, including surgical and non-surgical procedures. He will also provide detailed information about the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of each option.

Throughout the consultation process, Dr. Fedele prioritizes patient education and communication to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to pursue chin and jawline contouring.


The preparation for your procedure will depend on the procedure you and Dr. Fedele decide on. For surgical procedures, such as a facelift or mini facelift, you may need to undergo some lab tests to assess your health before the procedure. Dr. Fedele will also provide specific pre-operative instructions such as:

  • Avoiding certain medications or supplements
  • Quitting smoking
  • Preparing your recovery space at home

No special preparation is required for non-surgical procedures like dermal fillers.

The Procedure

Dr. Fedele and his team will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. Depending on the specific procedure, local or general anesthesia may be used. For surgical procedures, incisions will be made, underlying tissues will be repositioned, fat may be removed, and loose skin will be excised to create a more defined and youthful chin and jawline. 

For non-surgical procedures, Dr. Fedele carefully injects dermal fillers to sculpt the chin and jawline into a more desirable shape.

Your Recovery

After the surgical procedure, Dr. Fedele provides specific instructions for your recovery, including: 

  • Avoiding certain activities
  • Wearing a compression garment
  • Taking medications to manage discomfort

Dr. Fedele and his team will provide follow-up care to ensure that your recovery is progressing well and that you are happy with your results. 

By working closely with Dr. Fedele throughout the preparation, procedure, and recovery process, you can expect safe and effective chin and jawline contouring that enhances your natural beauty and confidence.

Your Results

Many people choose chin and jawline contouring to address insecurities or dissatisfaction with their facial appearance. They may feel more confident and self-assured by achieving a more aesthetically pleasing jawline and chin. 

Contouring procedures can help restore a more youthful and lifted appearance for patients starting to see the effects of age on their faces. A well-proportioned chin and jawline can help balance other facial features, which creates an overall more attractive appearance in harmony with the rest of your face.

What is the Cost of Chin and Jawline Contouring in Ohio?

If you are considering chin and jawline contouring, you must schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Fedele to discuss your goals and obtain a personalized quote for the procedure. He can also provide guidance on financing options and payment plans that may be available.

Call (216) 464-1616 in Cleveland, OH and surrounding areas.


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  2. Alexiades-Armenakas M, Rosenberg D, Renton B, Dover J, Arndt K. Blinded, Randomized, Quantitative Grading Comparison of Minimally Invasive, Fractional Radiofrequency and Surgical Face-lift to Treat Skin Laxity. Archives of Dermatology. 2010;146(4).
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