Jawline Contouring 101: Techniques and Benefits

If you’re dealing with jowls or sagging skin underneath your chin, then jawline contouring might be the answer to your problem. Since a chiseled jawline is one of the most attractive facial features, women and men all over the world are becoming more and more interested in jawline contouring.

Thanks to the advancements in technology, this procedure has become easier to access than ever. You may not even need to resort to surgery to obtain that perfect shape. So, let’s find out what jawline contouring is and what benefits it brings to the table. 

What Is Jawline Contouring?

As the name suggests, jawline contouring is a procedure that aims to change how your jawline looks. It may be used to reduce the appearance of a double chin, smooth out a square-shaped jaw, or define the edges of your jawline. 

Jawline contouring can be performed non-surgically or surgically, depending on your preferences. Regardless, the results have the potential of being long lasting. Jawline contouring can have a significant impact on the way your jawline looks, giving you a more balanced and attractive appearance. 

Common Jawline Contouring Techniques

Jawline contouring has the role of making your jawline stand out, and this is generally done by removing sagging skin and tissue from the jawline. For this, Dr. Ariel Ostad can use the following non-invasive procedures: 

  • Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become a very popular option for a youthful look, provided they are used correctly. Most people are using them for poutier lips and fuller cheeks, but there is one more facial area where they excel: the jaw. When injected, dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® VOLUX, can shape your jaw and reduce wrinkles in the area, offering you a better-defined facial aesthetic.

  • Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is frequently used to treat acne scars and red marks, but when used on your jaw, it can bring extra benefits. Depending on the type of laser used, it can trigger collagen production and reduce the appearance of jowls. For the best effect on the jawline, laser resurfacing procedures are done in a series of threes.

  • Fat Reduction Treatments

Very often, when your jawline is lacking contouring, it’s because you have too much extra fat stored underneath your chin. In that case, the best way to obtain a chiseled jawline is to reduce the amount of fat underneath. Several body-sculpting procedures can help you in this regard, including liposuction. Once the fat is removed from the problem area, your jawline may finally come forward and say “hello.” 

  • Suture Suspension

When your skin begins to sag around the jawline, the best way to redefine it is to give your face a lift. Certain procedures like MyEllevate® use internal sutures to give your jawline a natural lift, improving its definition. If your skin still has some remaining elasticity, then Dr. Ostad may recommend this procedure to you. These procedures also stimulate your body’s own collagen production, which means that your skin will become much firmer in that area.

Benefits of Jawline Contouring

According to Dr. Ariel Ostad, jawline contouring comes with the following benefits:

  • Better-Shaped Jawline

No matter what procedure you decide on, jawline contouring can improve the shape of your jawline. For instance, if you are a fan of sharp and more masculine jawlines, then jawline contouring can help you obtain the results that you want. 

  • It Separates Your Neck and Jaw

Some people have such a weak jawline that you cannot tell where their jaw ends and where the neck starts. With jawline contouring, you can make your jaw more visible. For instance, if you opt for dermal fillers as your jawline contouring method, then the added filler will provide that enhancement effect that you are looking for.

  • Wrinkle Reduction

Some jawline contouring procedures can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. For instance, dermal fillers will add hyaluronic acid underneath your skin, which will trigger the production of collagen. Threading has the same collagen-boosting effect, as it triggers your body’s natural healing response. As more collagen is produced, it will fill out the gaps that cause the appearance of wrinkles. 

  • Better Facial Harmony

If you have an asymmetric jawline, then jawline contouring can help you obtain that well-balanced contour. Dr. Ostad will treat the problem area so that either side of your face looks the same. 

Do’s and Don’ts After Jawline Contouring

Jawline contouring can have long-lasting effects on the shape of your jawline, with the average non-surgical procedure lasting about nine to 18 months. However, there are also several do’s and don’ts that you should keep in mind to enhance your results. 

1. Do Not Touch Your Face

While you shouldn’t touch your face as a rule to avoid bacteria transfer, this is even more important after you get jawline contouring. If you touch your face after the procedure, then you can make the filler move or the sutures might be affected. Leave your face alone for at least six to eight hours after you get the procedure. 

2. Don’t Take Hot Baths or Go to the Sauna

Taking a hot bath or sauna after jawline contouring can lead to a series of complications. This is why you will want to avoid them for the next few days. Plus, the more you sweat, the more you reduce the efficiency of the procedure. Since the jaw contouring has not yet “settled,” this can cause potential dermal fillers to be eliminated faster.

3. Stay Out of the Sun

Excess sunlight can break down your collagen production and lead to skin sagging and a weaker-looking jawline. Until the skin heals, you should stay away from direct sunlight. If you do have to go out, then make sure that you wear sunblock. 

Redefine Your Jaw With Jawline Contouring

Jawline contouring can make your face look more balanced, redefining your jaw and enhancing your facial features. You just have to pick the procedure that works best for you. Call us now and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ariel Ostad to enjoy a perfectly shaped jawline!

For more information about jawline contouring, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He would be more than happy to guide you. You may also use the provided contact form to set up an appointment.

Schedule a


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting this form you agree to be contacted via phone/text/email.