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Jawline and Mandibular Contour Harmonization


More and more people are looking to harmonize the mandibular contour and jawline in order to achieve a face with softer, more delicate lines. This type of procedure can produce both subtle effects and radical changes in facial expression.

To make it clear, it’s important to explain that the jawline and chin are responsible for defining the structure of the face. Beauty canons argue that women who have a better-defined jawline between the face and neck are usually perceived as more attractive and youthful.

Therefore, this aesthetic procedure helps to define this line in individuals who don’t have it so noticeably.

What does filling the lower third of the face consist of?

When the lower third of the face is filled, the aim is to refine and/or rejuvenate the face. This procedure aims to improve the contour of the chin and jaw, harmonizing the chin area.

In which situations should the lower third of the face be filled?

As the years go by, it is common for there to be a progressive resorption of bones in the skull, both in the upper third of the face and in the middle third.

In the lower third, this resorption of bone, muscle and fat pads manifests itself above all in the chin and the angle of the jaw. For this reason, in the lower third it is common to see the corner of the mouth drooping, the chin retracted and a loss of jaw definition.

So when you see drooping at the corner of the mouth, a receding chin with an orange peel appearance, a sagging neck and a lack of jaw contour, it’s a sign that you could benefit from treatment to rejuvenate the lower third of the face.

So what are the main indications for filling in the lower third of the face?

There are many areas of the face that can benefit from filling with hyaluronic acid. That’s why, before carrying out this procedure, it’s important for the doctor responsible for the treatment to carefully observe the individual’s face and mark out the areas that need filling.

At this stage, it is important that, along with the careful observation of the individual’s face, they consider their expectations and understand whether they want a subtle or radical change in facial expression, so that the treatment reflects the desired results.

This procedure is therefore indicated in the following cases:

  • Chinese moustache filling;
  • marionette line filler;
  • lip fillers;
  • filler for slight lip volume;
  • filling the lip contour, cupid’s line;
  • filling in the “withered” lip with age;
  • filling the inner corner of the mouth (sad line, droopy mouth);
  • chin filling;
  • filling for retrognathia (receding chin);
  • filling in the chin;
  • filling in the demarcation line between the chin and lips.
  • jaw filling;
  • filling the arch of the jaw;
  • filling in the angle of the jaw, to pull the “bulldog” back, with the aim of making a gentle “mini-lift” with the filler (more volume is needed for this type of filler, which is why calcium hydroxyapatite is usually used);
  • filling fine lines in the area around the mouth;
  • filling in the radial lines of the lip, also called barcode filling;
  • filling the columella of the nose;
  • lip filter filler.

What care should be taken after filling the lower third of the face?

Although you can return to your normal routine immediately after having this cosmetic procedure, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take some precautions after the treatment, namely:

  • Apply sunscreen, as the skin is more sensitive and susceptible to spots;
  • Do not exercise;
  • Avoid massaging the area that has been treated;
  • Apply ice compresses to the area where the procedure was carried out.

Is filling the lower third of the face done in the same way for men and women?

Não. Apesar de indivíduos de ambos os géneros poderem beneficiar deste procedimento estético, ele não é realizado da mesma forma em homens e mulheres.

Para evidenciar o contorno da face, tornando os contornos mais fortes, firmes e definidos, a abordagem deve ser distinta nos dois casos.

A diferença reside no facto de nos homens deixar-se o ângulo mandibular mais marcado e evidente do que nas mulheres. Este aspeto tem de ser ponderado no momento de planear o procedimento estético e determinar quais as zonas onde o ácido hialurónico é aplicado.

Frequently Asked Questions

The face can be divided into three regions: the upper third, middle third and lower third of the face. Each of these regions has its own characteristics and proportions, but these can be improved through different aesthetic procedures aimed at giving the face more harmony, contour and youthfulness.

This aesthetic procedure generally uses large quantities of hyaluronic acid, a substance that will be applied to specific points on the chin, jawline and pre-auricular region.

This aesthetic procedure is carried out in the office, under local anesthesia. Recovery is immediate and you can resume your normal routine straight away. This is a minimally invasive, non-surgical aesthetic procedure.

It is therefore considered a quick and very safe treatment. In addition, it is reversible, which means that it is possible to remove the product partially or completely, if necessary.

The effects obtained by filling the lower third of the face last an average of one year, depending on the individual’s body characteristics.

Yes. It is possible to treat the lower third of the face with fillers in young people who want to treat a receding or protruding chin; eliminate the sad look at the corner of the mouth; or make the face more angular by improving the contour of the jaw or projecting the side of the face.

Yes. Treating the lower third of the face also softens sagging necks, where they exist, by stimulating collagen and elastin.


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