Post # 1
I am really bothered by one of my features.
I don’t have a defined jawline. It looks like I have a round head connected to my neck with no definition.
Front on it looks fine, but side on it just looks odd.. I think my chin is receeded aswell.
I had always thought that if I lost weight, this would look better but it hasn’t. It doesn’t look as bad but still makes me feel unattractive.
I saw photos from a friends wedding the other day, and I was dancing with DH looking up at him and I have no jaw whatsoever.
Is there anything non-surgical I can do? Surgery feels drastic but its really getting me down.
This is an example of what I am talking about (this isn’t me):
Post # 3
Photos would be needed to help
Post # 4
@dannielle89: This wouldn’t help any bone structure issues (should you have them), but there are certain jaw exercises you can do to tone the muscles under your chin. I don’t know what they are off the top of my head, so I’d refer to google, but I’ve also heard that some of them can help as a bonus.
Post # 6
Very popular procuedure. It’s called a “Weak Chin”. I would be bothered by it to. Exercise won’t solve this, its genetic.
This page can show you some before and after photos:
Post # 7
I think contouring with make-up could help. Buy foundation or powder two or three shades darker than your skin tone and apply it lightly under your jaw bone and chin. Make sure to blend it in really well so it looks like a natural shadow and not are harsh line. You could go to Sephora or a make-up counter and ask them to show you. There’s also a pretty good YouTube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM9bq5YpC-A
Post # 8
@dannielle89: I have had medically necessary facial surgery, as well as elective cosmetic surgery. Both of my surgeries were carried out by the same team of plastic surgeons. i’m usually a big proponent of plastic surgery if one is getting it with the right expectations (i.e., it will not fix your life or your low self esteem), but in your case, I think you need to think about this more critically. I had surgery on my jaw. It was medically necessary because my jaws needed to be properly aligned, but the effect it had on my face was profound. My lower jaw was moved forward and up 0.4cm, which doesn’t sound like much, it seriously changed my face to the point that when I returned to school the following year, many people did not recognize me at first glance. Getting my nose done was a WAY more drastic surgery, should have had a way more profound effect on my facial structure, but no one noticed, and it barely made my actual face look different. I still looked like myself, whereas the slight realignment of my jaw/chin completely changed my features.
A decade after get my jaw surgery, I really like my face and its general shape. My new chin is not nearly as recessed as the old one, but it took MANY years before I could look in the mirror and not be surprised by the face that looked back at me. This is because the shape of your face is a foundational part of your appearance. Both my surgeon as well as my orthodontist tell me that this type of surgery or anything that drastically changes ones bone structure is recommended for people that are simply unhappy with their face shape. Even chin implants are complicated and can often be rejected by the body.
Just so you know, there are fillers that can be injected along the jaw line to further define it, but if you truly have a round face, the only way to permanently change it would be to see a maxillofacial surgeon, and I really don’t recommend that unless there is a real medical reason.
Post # 9
I think that doctors can put in a chin implant! If its always bothered you, and you have the disposable income, and don’t fear surgery, go for it!