Bye-Bye Double Chin, Hello Snatched Jawline

Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani is a Harvard-educated, Johns Hopkins trained, a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon based on Manhattan’s famed Fifth Avenue and the founder of LUXURGERY - The confluence of luxury and aesthetic surgery. Furthermore, he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University – St. Louis School of Medicine. His commitment to excellence has earned him several global accolades. Dr. S has authored over 200 publications and abstracts and is recognized as an international authority on aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shridharani serves as an international Global Thought Leader and has lectured on nearly every continent. He serves as a Principal Investigator for clinical trials. Dr. S serves as the cosmetic surgery expert and Brand Ambassador for Haute Living. 

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Jawline contouring is a common aesthetic transformation that male and female patients alike seek in order to achieve a better profile by reducing fat, improving laxity, and replenishing volume loss in the jaw area. From a few rounds of fillers to a full neck lift, the process of achieving a "snatched" jawline differs for each case. Here Haute Beauty expert and Brand Ambassador, Dr. Sachin Shridharani tell's all about the procedures available.

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What treatments are involved in jawline contouring? The products used?

Dr. Shridharani uses a wide array of treatments for jawline contouring. The selected treatment depends on the patient's condition and desired outcome. Treatments can range from non-invasive to invasive. There are certain non-invasive devices that transmit energy through the skin.

Minimally-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers, injectable fat dissolvers like Surgery in a Syringe℠ with Kybella, and Renuvion (J-Plasma) can be used to reshape and tighten all areas of the jawline. Those seeking to remove excess loose skin might consider a surgical neck lift.

What happens to the jawline as we age?

A variety of conditions can contribute to the loss of jawline definition. Some of these conditions such as weight gain/loss and smoking are sometimes preventable while others such as genetics and natural laxity or "loose skin" with age are inevitable. Any of these factors over time can lead to more severity in fat accumulation and laxity that prevent visibility of the jawline.

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Are there alternatives to jaw fillers? Natural routes?

When opting to undergo non-invasive jawline contouring, Dr. Shridharani's patients often choose Surgery in a Syringe℠ with Kybella for permanent results. While fillers normally last around four months, Surgery in a Syringe℠ permanently destroys fat cells and normally sees optimum results after 3-4 treatments.

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What's new in the world of jawline contouring with fillers?

Interestingly, there are always new innovations and emerging technologies. On the horizon in the US is a new addition to the Juvederm family known as VOLUX in the European and Asian markets. Though the product may not be called VOLUX when it arrives on our shores, it's very exciting to know that a hyaluronic acid-based filler from the Juvederm family is nearly ready for clinicians to use on their patients. Rest assured when this new jawline filler comes out, Dr. Shridharani at LUXURGERY will be amongst the first in the US to have it at his clinic in New York City.

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Who makes an ideal candidate for jawline contouring?

Anyone with a loss of definition in their jawline can be a candidate for jawline contouring with Dr. Shridharani. Those with loss of volume or excess fat may be the best fit for injectables or liposuction with J-Plasma, while those with loose skin may need to consider getting a neck lift. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Shridharani will decide whether fat or laxity needs to be addressed, and which treatment is the best fit for the patient's desired outcomes.

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