Dr. Jason Emer slims, contours, and chisels the jawline without a surgical facelift or neck lift procedure

Creating a snatched jawline has never been easier.

What is a snatched jawline? Arguably the most sought-after, trending cosmetic procedure of 2019, a snatched jawline / neck is defined by a tight, well-defined, razor-sharp, sculpted jawline and neck and a slim, “heart-shaped,” tapered lower face, made popular by the celebrities and models using beautifying filters on Instagram and Snapchat. Thanks to the wide range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options now available — from injectable fillers, fat grafting, and energy devices to minimally invasive heating procedures and surgical jaw bone reduction — we can improve, slim, and tighten the neck, chin, and jawline with minimal downtime.

Patients often ask Dr. Jason Emer which procedures can create a chiseled appearance with minimal downtime and lasting results. How can I get a jawline like Robert Pattinson or Matt Bomer? How can I get that snatched look like Angelina Jolie or JLo?! The answer: Through a tailored combination approach developed and executed by a true sculpting expert. A board-certified Dermatologist specializing in facial sculpting and body contouring, Dr. Emer develops personalized, long-term treatment plans for his patients to help them prevent and improve sagging in the lower face and neck, submental fat (under the chin), and lack of contouring and definition in the jawline and neck.

Creating a snatched, defined neck and jawline often requires a combination of:

  • injectable fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Bellafill
  • injectable collagen simulators like Sculptra
  • cosmetic “freezers” or neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau
  • non-surgical thread lifting
  • non-invasive radiofrequency devices (Thermage, InMode Forma/Contoura, Exilis Ultra, and Venus Legacy)
  • microneedling with radiofrequency (Fractora, Morpheus8, and Intensif)
  • ultrasound devices like Ultherapy
  • internal radiofrequency devices like Renuvion and FaceTite / AccuTite
  • non-surgical submental fat reduction with Kybella (with or without CoolSculpting and truSculpt iD)
  • Hi-Definition Liposuction of the chin, jawline, and neck
  • buccal fat pad reduction
  • surgical facelift and/or neck lift
  • masseter reduction
  • surgical implants of the chin and/or jawline

Younger patients are also seeking out non-surgical skin tightening and collagen-building treatments as a preventive measure. According to Dr. Emer, these non-invasive procedures can not only provide facial contouring and definition but can also slow the aging process, prevent sagging or crepey skin, and delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Injectable Fillers for Jawline Slimming

Although injectable fillers are often used to build volume in hollow areas, in the hands of a skilled sculptor like Dr. Jason Emer, certain fillers can also be used for sculpting and contouring. With the appropriate technique and a subtle approach, fillers can help create a contoured, chiseled jawline, define the mandibular angle (creating a clear distinction between the face and neck), accentuate the chin, and sculpt the lower face (including the marionette lines and mouth corners), all with minimal to no downtime.

To strengthen your profile and help prevent “jowls” or lower face sagging, Dr. Emer uses injectable fillers like Restylane, Radiesse, Revanesse Versa, Juvederm Voluma/Vollure, and Bellafill to give subtle enhancements to the jawline. Using a cannula to limit pain and swelling, Dr. Emer injects on the bone in strategic points to get more lift and shaping, resulting in a contoured lower face and a structured jawline.

Sculptra, a natural collagen stimulator, can also assist in jawline definition and contouring by promoting long-term collagen production at strategic points along the jaw, chin, and around the mouth.

Injectable Freezers for Jawline Slimming

Injectable relaxers (or neuromodulators) like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau work by binding to receptors that send nerve signals for muscles to contract, decreasing the movement of the muscles injected and reducing their size. For female patients who have a fuller, broader, or squared-off jawline — and, in particular, those who have TMJ or grind their teeth and therefore see enlargement along the back of the jaw or angle of the jaw — Dr. Emer injects Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau into the masseter muscle to “freeze” or relax the overworked muscle. The result is a slimmer and more contoured jawline, a softer and more rounded jaw, and a “heart-shaped” face for those seeking facial slimming and contouring.

Results from injectable “freezers” typically take up to 2 weeks and last about 2 to 3 months in areas of treatment. Since your body is constantly creating new receptors and neurotransmitters, the results need to be maintained on a consistent basis.

Thread Lifting for Jawline Slimming

Dr. Emer also improves mild skin laxity and the early signs of skin sagging with Silhouette InstaLift, a state-of-the-art suturing technique that provides immediate (and long-term) lifting, tightening, and natural-looking contours with minimal downtime, without any scarring, and without surgical intervention. Silhouette InstaLift’s dissolvable sutures latch onto and lift the skin in areas of mild sagging, tightening loose and crepey skin while also stimulating collagen production long-term. InstaLift is a subtle alternative or complement to fillers and can help tighten the skin around the lower face, mouth, and jawline.

Although many patients notice an immediate difference, results may take 6 to 12 weeks to appear, and continual improvement occurs over the course of 12 months, especially when thread lifting is combined with complementary cosmetic treatments. Dr. Emer often recommends additional threads 6 to 12 weeks after the initial treatment to build on the scaffold of collagen beneath the skin.

To further improve sagging in the lower face, Dr. Emer may also use NovaThreads, which are comprised of smooth, twisted, or barbed PDO (polydioxanone) resorbable suture threads. PDO NovaThreads can treat and enhance various areas, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

External Radiofrequency Skin Tightening for Jawline Slimming and Tightening

Dr. Emer frequently uses external radiofrequency (RF) devices to smooth, tighten, and contour the skin. The heat generated by the RF energy stimulates collagen and fibroblast cell production, resulting in reduced sagging, improved texture, and smoother, tighter skin over time. RF energy also slows the aging process by decelerating the degeneration of collagen. With regular treatments, you can maintain a youthful lift and contour for an extended period of time, postponing the need for surgery.

Thermage is an FDA-approved, external RF device that is clinically proven to help reduce skin laxity, smooth wrinkles, reduce the appearance of mild cellulite, and rejuvenate the skin with natural-looking, lifted results. Thermage will not give you a face or neck lift, but it will help slow the aging process and can help tighten and define the jawline, neck, and face. It can also be used to improve and tighten crepey skin on various areas of the body, including the knees, elbows, chest, and buttocks.

Additional energy devices such as Venus Legacy, Venus Viva, InMode Forma/Contoura, and BTL Exilis Ultra (which simultaneously transmits both radiofrequency and ultrasound energy) can also be used either independently or in combination to promote skin tightening on the face, jawline, and neck as well as the arms, thighs, buttocks, and chest / breasts.

Microneedling with Radiofrequency for Jawline Slimming

Ideal for non-surgical, non-invasive skin rejuvenation, microneedling RF devices like InMode Fractora and EndyMed Intensif help stimulate the formation of new collagen through microchannels of energy, prompting subdermal skin tightening and improving the skin’s elasticity with remarkable short-term and long-term results. Fractora skin remodeling is deeper than most microneedling treatments (“microneedling on steroids”), allowing Dr. Emer to address more than the superficial layers of the skin. The end result is an improved superficial skin texture, including a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, pores, and acne scars.

For patients looking for more substantial skin tightening and improvement in fine wrinkles or crepey skin of the lower face, neck, and jawline, InMode Morpheus8 can achieve up to 4mm of depth (as compared to 1.5mm with Fractora) and delivers thermal energy even deeper beneath the skin’s surface. Skin tightening occurs immediately upon application but will also continue to improve over the course of 3 to 6 months. For patients with loose or crepey skin of the body, such as wrinkles on the stomach, arms, legs, knees, elbows and chest, Morpheus8 can be combined with lasers, microneedling, and peels to give improvement with minimal downtime.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening for Jawline Slimming

In addition to RF energy, high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (or HIFU) can also help tighten and slim the jawline by improving skin laxity in the lower face. An FDA-approved skin tightening and lifting device, Ultherapy delivers focused, HIFU energy to the face, jawline, neck, and chest (as well as the arms, legs, knees, buttocks, and genital area), improving fine lines, wrinkles, and loose or crepey skin. Dr. Emer has found that Ultherapy, when used in combination with external RF and microneedling RF devices, can provide long-term sagging prevention and visible improvement in skin elasticity.

Ultherapy is a safe, deep tissue ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity and uses the body’s natural regenerative ability to tighten and lift the skin and promote collagen production. HIFU energy is delivered to precise depths (and at precise temperatures) beneath the skin without cutting or disrupting the skin’s surface. This focused heat causes micro-injuries and instantly tightens the muscle layer, which stimulates natural collagen production and contracts loose, sagging, and crepey skin.

Although the ultrasound energy starts working beneath your skin the moment it is delivered, patients do not see instantaneous improvements in skin tightening or lifting. Rather, energy-based treatments like Ultherapy offer gradual, long-term improvement. Ultherapy is recommended every 6 to 12 months to help slow down the aging process and prevent skin sagging over time.

Internal Radiofrequency Skin Tightening for Jawline Slimming

For patients who don’t see the substantial results they’re seeking with external RF energy and ultrasound energy devices, minimally-invasive procedures such as InMode FaceTite and AccuTite are an effective, non-surgical alternative. FaceTite and AccuTite utilize advanced RF technology to internally tighten the skin in the lower face and neck, giving the appearance of a Mini Facelift and Neck Lift. During the procedure, a cannula is inserted beneath the skin, and thermal energy is distributed evenly to the sublayers of the skin. With multiple passes, Dr. Emer is able to tighten the skin and contour the lower face, jawline, and jowls.

After the skin has been heated and contracted, Dr. Emer often follows FaceTite / AccuTite with a Hi-Definition Liposuction (or “LipoContouring”) procedure; in one quick treatment, he is able to tighten skin, remove stubborn fat, and contour the lower face, jawline, and neck with only a weekend of downtime. The procedure can be performed while the patient is awake or asleep.

To achieve even more substantial outcomes with skin tightening and contouring in the neck and jawline, Dr. Emer employs Renuvion (formerly J-Plasma), a powerful internal RF skin tightening device that Dr. Emer employs as part of a Hi-Definition Liposuction procedure. Harnessing the power of helium plasma radiofrequency, Dr. Emer applies this energy directly beneath the surface of the skin to immediately contract loose skin and build collagen long-term. Renuvion heats and burns the internal tissue in a safe and controlled manner, causing an immediate contraction. Numerous passes with Renuvion can create significant improvement, often without the need for skin removal.

Kybella for Submental Fat Reduction and Jawline Slimming

Part of sculpting a snatched jawline is eliminating the unwanted fat under the chin (submental fat) and along the jawline, such as the “jowls.” As the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for diminishing your stubborn double chin, Kybella dissolves fat with little downtime while simultaneously providing mild skin tightening, neck rejuvenation, and jawline contouring. Comprised of synthetic deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring bile acid in the body), this revolutionary, 15-minute treatment targets fat cells and gradually breaks down and absorbs the fat. For best results, our patients typically undergo 3 to 6 rounds of Kybella injections over a 6-month period to reduce fat and help tighten skin.

Two alternative treatments for reducing small pockets of submental and jawline fat are CoolSculpting and truSculpt iD. CoolSculpting is a one-of-a-kind non-invasive treatment that crystallizes fat cells; once the treated fat cells are crystallized (or frozen), the cells die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body over the course of about 2 to 6 months. truSculpt iD, on the other hand, uses targeted pulses of individually calibrated RF energy below the skin’s surface to deliver deep subdermal heat and permanently burn stubborn fat cells; in addition to burning fat, the subdermal heat also generates collagen in the treated area, prompting immediate and long-term skin tightening, contouring, and toning.  

Hi-Definition Liposuction for Jawline Slimming

Dr. Jason Emer specializes in an advanced form of liposuction (for both men and women) called Hi-Definition Liposuction, which not only removes unwanted fat but also tightens the skin, creates shape, definition, and contouring, and meticulously designs every detail of your body. Utilizing various state-of-the-art devices, Dr. Emer masterfully removes unwanted fat, which is then reused to sculpt, define, and volumize targeted areas. For Hi-Definition Liposuction of the jawline and neck, Dr. Emer removes both bulk and superficial fat in the neck area and creates lines and contouring to help define the jawline.

For male patients seeking a more muscular, sculpted jawline, Dr. Emer utilizes the fat extracted from the patient’s own body (which has been purified, harvested, and enriched with platelet-rich plasma, natural growth factors, and stem cells such as ACell) and repurposes the fat at strategic points in the jawline to provide long-term definition and to enlarge the masseter muscle. By using a microcannula injection technique (above), Dr. Emer is able to limit pain, swelling, and bruising.

Buccal Fat Reduction for Jawline Slimming

For patients with larger, fuller cheeks and rounder faces seeking a slimmer, more defined, and more chiseled look, Dr. Emer’s team uses a procedure called Buccal Fat Reduction to remove the excess fat pads from the lower face and cheek. Through a small, unnoticeable incision on the inside of the mouth, these residual fat pads are removed from the lower face and middle third of the cheek, which transforms the face from a “chubby” appearance to one that is more slim, chiseled, and angled.

This simple procedure takes about an hour to complete and can be performed either asleep or awake under general or local anesthesia. Although this is a surgical procedure, Buccal Fat Reduction is a far less aggressive approach than a surgical facelift or neck lift and therefore requires far less downtime. The result is a more slender and contoured lower face and a tighter, more defined jawline.

Jawline / Masseter Reduction Surgery for Jawline Slimming

The most aggressive approach to jawline slimming — for patients with prominent jawlines who had little to no success with non-surgical methods — is jawline reduction surgery, in which a portion of the jawbone and/or the masseter muscle are shaved down to create a slender, more feminine appearance. After making an incision between the gum and cheek, a surgical drill and microsaw are used to carve out a slimmer jawline and create a well-balanced, contoured lower face. Jawline reduction surgery typically involves a full week of downtime and 4 to 6 weeks of swelling before results are visible.

Am I a good candidate for jawline slimming and contouring?

Depending on your unique needs and aesthetic goals, Dr. Emer develops a tailored approach to better define and sculpt your snatched jawline. A precise combination of the aforementioned treatments can provide significant improvement in the lower face, neck, and jawline for patients with large faces or jowls (and especially those of Middle Eastern or Asian descent with more “round” or “full” faces). Schedule a formal evaluation with facial and body sculpting expert Dr. Jason Emer to discuss your goals and to create a customized treatment plan that works for you.

How do I schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer?

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills / Los Angeles / West Hollywood, California, please reach out to our concierge to schedule an appointment. Call 424-800-4140 or email us at appointments@jasonemermd.com.

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