JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman can help camouflage jowling along the jawline with dermal filler injections, restoring an more crisp, angular appearance. The formation of jowls and soft tissue descent are part of the natural aging process and genetics, but are also partially due to gravity. The jawline is central to our perception of weight gain and of aging. Dr. Zuckerman uses either Radiesse® or Voluma® for this injectable treatment. He performs targeted injections both in front of and behind the jowl. This treatment works well for those with mild jowling or who are not yet ready for surgery. However, to fully reverse the formation of jowls, one would need to undergo a surgical procedure to tighten up the jaw line and remove the pad of jowl fat that has accumulated. This would be done via Face Lift Surgery with Submental (Under the Chin) Liposuction.


Radiesse® injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulation product and packaging.

Radiesse® injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulation product and packaging. Source: MERZ Aesthetics. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Jawline Contouring In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Jawline Contouring including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require two treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment is visible immediately and finalizes within one week. It lasts up to six to nine months. Results will vary depending on how much product Dr. Zuckerman injects and how quickly the patient metabolizes Hyaluronic Acid.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing jawline contouring with dermal fillers to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$700 – $900 per treatment




Voluma, a Hyaluronic Acid filler made by Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman uses this product for cheek enhancement in his practice in New York City.

Voluma® XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging, taken in Dr. Zuckerman’s office in New York City. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Jawline Contouring Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

Some patients experience slight redness near the injection sites along the jawline immediately post-treatment. There may be minimal bruising as well, but both of these effects generally resolve within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects with his techniques, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.

Required Level of Skill

Medium: injection of dermal fillers in this area itself is not particularly difficult. However, it is important to apply the product uniformly such as unsightly bulges or lumps are not created. Dr. Zuckerman is an expert in this area of anatomy as a board-certified plastic surgeon who also performs surgical rejuvenation to solve more severe forms of jowling. He will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this remains so in the case of jawline injection. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness along the jawline is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.



Frequently Asked Questions About Jawline Contouring


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Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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