Face Procedure

Jawline Contouring

The shape of each person’s face is unique, and genetics often determine how the features are formed. Facial aesthetics can play a big role in how happy a person is with their overall appearance, and a profile that is well-defined with features that are balanced and in proportion with each other is often desired.

Piezo surgery (using an ulrasonic saw/file has revolutionised jaw-contouring – please come in to discuss options.

At a Glance

Treatment Time

This can depend on the procedure that is to be performed. You should be able to go home on the same day, and the type of anaesthetic we will use will be discussed at consultation.

Reasons for Doing This

To create a more desirable shape and definition to the lower face; whether that’s to restore a youthful appearance or to improve the facial profile.


Our expert team of medical professionals will advise what to expect from your recovery and when you may be able to return to work, depending on the procedure that has been performed.

Sport & Exercise

Depending on the procedure, we will advise when it is recommended to return to exercise and sports.


This will be discussed at consultation, according to your individual treatment plan.

Reasons to Avoid

If you have any doubts. Our team of experts will provide support and guidance all the way through your treatment journey; using the consultation to determine your suitability and your certainty.

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Real Plastic Surgery - Jawline contouring

What to expect on the day

When approaching jawline contouring from a surgical perspective there are a variety of procedures that can be considered. We assess your specific concerns at a private consultation where we will decide which procedures will be most suitable.

If excess fat under the chin is causing a heavy look to the lower face, we may suggest liposuction which works to remove fatty deposits to slim the area around the neck and expose less skin. A face lift can help to restore a youthful look when sagging skin is hanging around the jawline. This procedure helps to lift and tighten the skin on various areas of the face, smoothing the skin and restoring facial contours. Our surgeons can also slim the jaw when the natural bone structure is perceived to be too wide, shaving the bone so the lower face looks slimmer. Chin implants may be considered when a long-term solution for improving the appearance of a weak chin is required. This can add volume to the chin so it protrudes in-line with the nose and mouth and alters the contouring of the lower face.

Showering after jawline contouring.

When you can shower after jawline contouring will largely depend on the type of procedure that you have undergone. We typically advise that all wounds have healed sufficiently before you get them wet, usually when dressings have been removed.

Follow up and aftercare.

With any surgical procedure we arrange to see you 5 – 7 days after the procedure. We also review your recovery at around 6 weeks and, depending on the procedure, at 3 months. During each appointment we will provide you with great aftercare advice so that you heal successfully and achieve the desired result.

What to expect on the day

Frequently Asked Questions

In many cases a surgical procedure will provide long-term solutions to your concerns, which may even be permanent. It is important to consider with ageing-related concerns that the structure of the face will continue to change over time, which may affect the results in the future. 

Jawline contouring can be performed alongside other procedures, especially when thinking about improving the entire facial profile, or when rejuvenating the whole of the face. This can be discussed at consultation, and the experts at REAL plastic surgery can recommend which procedures will be most suitable.

Surgical procedures usually require an incision to be made in the skin, which will incur some scarring. REAL plastic surgery uses advanced surgical techniques which considers where scars will appear, and ensures they are as discreet as possible. 

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