When you think of chiselled and square jaws, you might conjure up images of Hollywood heartthrobs or comic-book heroes. That has been the classic media portrayal of a “strong jaw” for decades. Of course, the shape of our faces is something many of us pay a lot of attention to, and our jawlines play a pivotal role in the way we look.
Our jaws essentially define the bottom third of our faces. In most cases, our facial structures are a result of genetics, although specifically for the jawline, the shape can also be affected by excess fat around the neck and chin. You might find that your chin profile lacks definition, or that your chin seems receded if the jaw bone is too close to your neck.
Conversely, you may have the opposite issue. Your jawline might actually appear too right-angled, wide and/or overly pronounced. This is known as “too square jaw”. Again, this is usually a result of family genetics.
You don’t need a scientist to explain that we’re not all blessed with a chiselled chin like Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson or Angelina Jolie. The shape of your jawbone is determined by genetics. Some of us are simply born with a weak jawline. However, even a strong, angular jaw can lose definition as the skin around it starts to sag due to the ageing process. If those are concerns for you, we can help.
Whatever your concerns, our doctor will be able to advise and suggest the optimal, non-surgical solution for you during your consultation.