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V-Line Surgery in Birmingham AL

Facial Contouring with V-Line Jaw Reduction

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An increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure now available at Hedden & Gunn is V-Line Surgery. This facial contouring option creates a more slender and v-shaped appearance to the jawline and chin, producing an overall more heart-shaped face.

Originating in South Korea, the v-line jaw reduction procedure is sought by those who desire a sleeker, more feminine mid and lower face.

If you feel that your lower face is too wide or too square, v-line surgery can give you a sleeker facial shape that highlights your facial features within a more pleasing frame.

V-Line Surgery Candidates

Some people believe their lower face detracts from their overall appearance because it is too wide or square, giving them an overly masculine look. Those who wish to see a slimmer-appearing face and more streamlined facial contours may consider v-line surgery. Long popular in Asia, v-line facial contouring slims the lower face with a combination of jaw and chin surgery.

Candidates for V-line surgery should be in good physical health, must have stopped smoking or use of any tobacco products, and have realistic expectations.

V-Line Surgery Consultations

Dr. Stefani Fontana, the aesthetic surgery fellow, is available for v-line surgery consultations in Birmingham, Alabama. Your consultation is the perfect time to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Fontana will carefully examine your jaw, chin and overall facial structure. Our physicians and experienced staff work closely with each patient to craft a custom surgical plan designed to achieve your desired look with natural and pleasing results.

V-Line Jaw Reduction Surgery learn more about v-line surgery: Call 205-980-1744 to set up your consultation today!

V-Line Surgery Procedure

V-line surgery begins with the administration of general anesthesia to make sure you feel no pain. Dr. Fontana will then make a series of precise incisions inside of the mouth. Through these incisions, the jaw and chin bones are accessed and sculpted using state-of-the-art instruments at our Birmingham, AL cosmetic surgery center. Once the underlying bone structure has been contoured into a narrower, softer shape, the incisions are closed and bandages applied.

V-Line Face Slimming Surgery

T-osteotomy procedure step 1
The T-osteotomy procedure reduces the size of the chin while avoiding nerves
T-osteotomy procedure step 2
A small piece of bone from the center of the chin is removed
T-osteotomy procedure step 3
The bones are placed together and fixed firmly into place with pins
T-osteotomy procedure step 4
The jawbone is resected on the sides to create the classic v-shape

V-Line Surgery Recovery and Results

Following your v-line surgery procedure, you will experience swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. These symptoms should subside within two or three weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous activity and adhere to a soft food diet to avoid irritating the mouth. Most patients can return to work and their normal daily routine after a week. Your physician at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery will provide you with complete instructions on caring for yourself after surgery.

Patients must wear a compression garment to support the chin, jaw, and neck after v-line surgery. This garment is used to ensure that your new contours are preserved during the healing process. Once your recovery is complete, you can see your new permanent results. Because the incisions are made inside the mouth, no scars are left on the face.

Nonsurgical Facial Contouring Options

Botox, dermal fillers and thread lifts are available for people who would prefer to sculpt the face with a nonsurgical treatment. These options are temporary and involve soft tissue only, while facial contouring with v-line surgery provides a permanent solution by removing excess bone.

Injections of Botox, or botulinum toxin, can be used to relax the masseter muscles at the corners of the jaw. Sometimes called masseter botox, these injections can temporarily make the face appear slimmer. If you have tried masseter botox in the past and liked the result, v-line surgery could be an option for you.

Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

V-Line Surgery facial contouring reshapes the jawline and chin to create a slimmer face with more a v-shaped look.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
American Society of Plastic Surgeons * American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery *
* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

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Questions About Facial Rejuvenation?

Contact our plastic surgeons in Birmingham, AL today to learn more about V-Line Jaw Surgery at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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