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Suite 413, 29-31 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

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1300 373 662


Jawline Contouring

Jawline contouring treatments can help individuals achieve their desired facial aesthetic goals by refining the shape, symmetry, and proportion of the jawline to harmonise with the rest of the facial features.


  • Definition in the jawline: many of our patients are seeking to have a more defined and sculptured jawline. Non-surgical jawline contouring treatments can help create a sharper and more well-defined jawline, which is often associated with femininity and youthfulness.
  • Improved facial harmony: a well-defined jawline can contribute to the overall harmony of the face. In the case where the chin stops short or recedes in, or where there in a lack of structure in the jawline, the face can look disproportionate. Jawline contouring can help to achieve a better facial balance by enhancing the contour and proportions of the jawline.


Non-surgical jawline contouring procedures:

We offer a range of non-surgical jawline contouring treatments, designed to provide a more well-defined jawline. Jawline contouring treatments may include:

  • Radiofrequency (RF) + Microneedling and Ultrasound: are a non-invasive treatments to help firm and tighten the skin around the jawline
  • Muscle reducing treatment: involves the use of specific products that are injected into the jawline muscles. This results in a thinning of the muscle and a reduction in the squareness of the jaw, creating a slimmer lower face contour.
  • Volumising and Contouring Products: products can be strategically injected along the jawline to add volume, improve definition and provide a more youthful and feminine appearance.
Surgical jawline contouring procedures

There are several different surgical procedures that are designed to address the lower jawline which include a facelift, chin augmentation (using a chin implant or fat graft) and submental liposuction (liposuction in under the chin area).

At Bella Plastic Surgery, we focus on employing non-surgical procedures to provide a sharper, more well-defined lower jawline. In most cases, a non-surgical treatment approach will achieve the desired aesthetic results, meaning that surgery is not required.


There are a variety of different non-surgical jawline contouring treatments that involve the use of different products therefore, the longevity of the results can vary depending on the treatment approach.


The recovery time depends on the non-surgical treatment approach which can vary in recovery from slight skin redness through to bruising and swelling that can linger for several days to weeks.

We recommend that you schedule a formal and in-depth consultation, so that our highly trained and skilled cosmetic nurses can tailor a treatment plan, specific to your aesthetic goals.


Every non-surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated. The majority of patients do not experience the following, but you should discuss each possible risk with your physician to ensure that you understand the risks and can make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

Common side effects may occur immediately or maybe delayed and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding/Haematoma
  • Inflammatory Reactions (swelling, Skin redness)
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness
  • Paraesthesia/Numbness

Other adverse reactions may include:

  • Induration or nodules
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Weak filling effect
  • Infections including abscesses, granuloma, hypersensitivity

Extremely rare but serious adverse events associated with intravascular injection of products have been reported and include temporary and permanent visual impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral haemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying structures.



The type of non-surgical jawline contouring treatment will determine the specific post-procedure care instructions. 

We have listed the more common side effects that can be experienced when a needle is being used in a jawline contouring treatment, and these side effects should resolve with time: 

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Redness 
  • Puncture Marks 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Tenderness 
  • Hardness 
  • Tightness 
  • Itching 

To prevent and/or help minimise any bruising after your treatment:  

  • Application of a cold compress to the treatment area immediately and for at least 15minutes after. 
  • The regular intermittent application of cold packs during the first 24-48 hours may be beneficial. A cycle to consider is 10min on and 5min off. 
  • Sleep with the head elevated for the first evening. 
  • Vigorous exercise can increase blood pressure and aggravate any bruising that is developing – therefore, exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. 
  • You should avoid extreme heat for the first 24hrs (or until bruising has resolved). 
  • Topical creams that may help with bruising – reduction in the development and helping in the resolution. 
  • Arnica cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution. 
  • Vitamin k cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution. 

Final Results – Your final results can take 2 -4 weeks, you may require further treatments to achieve your desired results.

Aftercare – Please contact the clinic immediately 1300 373 662 if you experience any inflammatory reaction and/or side effect. Late onset inflammatory response may occur at least 2 months after injection. If necessary, additional treatments, medications and/or surgery may be necessary.   

If out of hours, please attend your local medical centre or emergency department.  

  • You may return to your normal activities (including driving immediately post-treatment.    
  • Please cleanse face with water and gentle cleanser.  Avoid any active ingredients.  
  • Avoid makeup for at least 12 hours 
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures for at least 2 weeks post treatment.   
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours.  
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area.  
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, laser or any other skin treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment. 

As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with verbal and written post-treatment instructions.