A woman who is considering jawline filler in Cincinnati

When Is Jawline Filler Not Aesthetically Appropriate?

Hyaluronic acid filler is commonly placed in the jawline to mask age-related changes to the jawline, including drooping jowls and loosening skin and muscle. However, placing hyaluronic acid filler in this location is not a replacement for a facelift and can sometimes masculinize the face and/or accentuate the appearance of the jowls. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to help determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

A Hyaluronic Acid Filler Product for the Jawline was Recently FDA-Approved

The hyaluronic acid filler product by Juvederm©, Volux XC, has recently been FDA-approved for use in the jawline. However, there are multiple products from companies including Restylane©, Juvederm©, and others, that demonstrate properties that may make it appropriate for use in the jawline. These products may be appropriate for individuals with a weak, receded jawline, most often in men.

Only a Small Cohort of Female Patients Could Potentially Benefit from Jawline Filler

Generally, only a small cohort of female patients demonstrate a weakness in the jawline severe enough to benefit from placement of filler in this location.

The problem with adding volume along the jawline in women with drooping jowls and a loss of definition of the jawline is that it risks masculinizing the face and making the jowls appear heavier than they are.

In contrast, the chin is a commonly recessed area for which filler can often be an appropriate treatment option for men and women.

Only a Facelift Can Directly Address Jowls

A facelift and neck lift are the best treatment options for loose and drooping soft tissue - including skin, muscle, and fat pads - along the jawline.

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your face or neck.

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