A V-Line face shape is highly coveted in East Asia. “Your face is so small and oval, you chin is so pointy!”. If you’re a foreigner and happen to receive a comment like this from a Korean or Japanese person, don’t feel like they’re mocking you. Actually, it’s a compliment that you should feel flattered about.
Small, oval-shaped face with well-defined and pointy V-line chin is considered one of the most desirable beauty standards in Asian countries. Why so? Because it’s the embodiment of femininity and delicateness. Besides, a V-line face shape will make you look younger than your actual age. Who doesn’t love youth? Though youth is highly sought worldwide, it’s prevalent in Korean beauty as it displays cuteness and naivety. V-line (creates a small triangular face) and straight brows are major requirements for acceptance within the masses.
Originated in South Korea, V-line facial surgery has soon become a “phenomenon” all over Asian and even worldwide. The secrets to a perfect V-line face shape lie in two factors: 1) a slender, curvy jawline and 2) a feminine chin that shape the overall face in a perfect V.
How can you get rid of a square jawline and achieve a sharper chin?
For a natural and beautiful V-line face shape, there are many factors to be considered, such as the ratio of facial features and three-dimensional effect.
A protruded and square jaw may cause the lower face to appear too wide and masculine. If you are not blessed with a small face and slim jawline, the only truly effective way is through plastic surgery to reduce its size. The square jaw correction surgery will contour and slim the lower jaw, creating a more slender jawline while reducing jaw width at the same time, thus, giving a sharper, better-defined chin profile.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and often takes 1-2 hours. The surgeon will divide the lower chin bone into three vertical parts from horizontal bone fracture condition. The flat and wide center bone will then be removed carefully. The sharp chin and curvy jawline will be completed by moving angular bones inwards and putting them together. Once the procedure is done, the incisions will be sutured with threads.
The timeline of recovery after the surgery
Square jaw correction surgery is a very intricate procedure, so the patient may need to spend at least one night in the hospital after the surgery. You will also experience some pain and swelling in the first few days. It’s advised to use ice packs right after the surgery until swellings go down. However, full recovery will take several weeks.
You have to be careful about what you eat, since chewing and any movement of the lower jaw is slightly affected. Some patients report numbness or a feeling that the muscles are “tight” but this will go down as the nerves and tissues heal.
In most cases, stitches are removed within 7-10 days after surgery. If you have sensitive skin, your recovery time could be longer.
Cost of square jaw correction surgery
Square jaw correction surgery ranges from USD 4,000 to USD 10,000. Costs vary by surgeon, geographic region, and the complexity of the procedure.