Ramal / Jawline Augmentation

The jawline is a critical feature of a well balanced attractive face. The jawline actually ‘frames’ the face so that the contours of the middle face and even the neck appear separate and natural. The view of the face either from the front, side or at an angle always requires a clean defined jawline for the most youthful and balanced face.

The lower jaw can be smaller than the upper jaw primarily due to hereditary factors. However, the lack of proper jaw growth is a 3 dimensional issue.

Why the jaw looks small in the mirror too

It is very important to realize that the jaw growth often results in a more narrow jawline as well as a lack of profile projection, . This leads to an appearance where the back part of the jawline (towards the ear) is not well defined. In many cases, the younger patient can also look like they have more fullness in the cheeks due to this type of imbalance. The back of the lower jaw is called the ramus or ‘angle’ of the jaw.

Why one may feel they have a round full face – facial shape

The shape of the face is actually defined by the angle of the jaw, since an ‘oval face’ or a ’round face’ or a ‘square face’ actually references the ramus. People with ‘long faces’ have a lack of prominence of the ramus due to the growth features of the lower jaw.

How do I get a good jawline?

Fashion models, actors etc almost always have well defined ramal areas. It is possible to augment the back of the jaw to achieve an excellent balance in this area. This procedure  can be performed as an isolated treatment or it is easily coordinated with the jaw surgery for your bite; and performed at the same time so that there is no added recovery time. Dr. Wittenberg can describe this procedure to you in detail and use the Computer Imager to illustrate the potential changes for you.

The jawline augmentation ensures you have a continuous jawline from the chin to the angle of the jaw. The chin/genioplasty is performed and then augmentation of the jawline with various materials including the more ideal Gortex; is performed to ‘blend’ the chin into the middle and back of the jawline. Dr Wittenberg customizes all implant materials to your facial balance rather than just using standard implant sizes from a manufacturer. The result is an excellent jawline which looks natural and balances with the face.

The jawline is one of the most critical and yet overlooked facial feature. A defined and correctly balanced jawline is immediately recognized esthetically as part of the attractive and naturally looking face.

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