This procedure involves reshaping the bone around the corners of the jaw and adjusting the shape of the chin to provide a softer, more feminine appearance. In some instances, the procedure may also involve reducing the large masseter muscles to further slim down the area.
What is Mandible Contouring or V-Line Surgery?
This procedure is done through incisions inside the mouth so that no scarring is visible after the procedure. During the procedure, incisions are made between the gum and cheek to access the mandible (jawbone). Areas of prominent bone are shaped with a surgical rasp, drill, or micro-saw, curving down from back to front to achieve a well-rounded contour. Once the proper amount of bone and muscle has been removed the site is closed with self-dissolving stitches. Chin work typically requires an incision in the front of the mouth along the gum line and is also closed with self-dissolving stitches. Dr. Spiegel has devised a technique that shapes both the bone and soft tissues of the chin for a natural feminine result.