Post # 1
The title says it – I am very insecure about my jawline and really, face / head in general. I take after my mom as far as the jawline goes. She was teased pretty badly as a child and had surgery to correct it when she was in highschool. I don’t have it as badly as she did (hers was so severe that she couldn’t breath well if she stood up straight.
Part of my resents that my parents never cared about stuff stuff like braces, dental appointments (I went to my first dental appointment since I was 7-years old this past fall,) and the jaw surgery. I see my profile in pictures and I hate it.
Ever time someone comes on TV and they joke that the girl is supposed to be the “homely girl no one wants” or the “dog” ect, she always has a jaw like mine.
I see all these wedding pictures with couples looking lovingly into each other’s eyes ect, all I can think is how awful my profile would look like that.
To make matters worse, I have a round face shape and a smaller than average head. They actually measured it when I was born but nothing is wrong (my dad has a smaller than average head too) it’s just how it is.
I have tried to contour my face but I cannot really get it to help. It can’t make my jaw stick out any farther.
I wish I could think of some way to fix it before the wedding (this May). When I saw the dentist, he said something like that would take 5-years between braces and cutting / moving the jaw and that there was no way it could be done in time.
Post # 2
You can get dermal fillers to enhance your jawline and chin. You should seriously look into that. I had a receding jaw so I know how you feel. I had jaw surgery to fix it and it was a multiple year process.
Post # 3
I wish you could love yourself the way you are, as your fiance obviously does. Somoeone has chosen you, above all the women in the world, to spend an entire lifetime with. Your jawline hasn’t been a barrier to love …or to passion… so why worry about some wedding pictures that will most likely rot in an album on your bookshelf anyway?
Post # 4
patchm : i hate my jawline – i always look like i have double chins no matter what. But my wedding pics were still gorgeous because a good photog will take lots of pics from different angles. I’m sure you’ll have something you love ❤️
Post # 6
Sorry, idk why the picture is so big.
Post # 7
patchm : HI Bee,
After seeing your photo, I have to say you are being much too hard on yourself. However, if this is something that will really bother you on your wedding day, I would consult with a board certified plastic surgeon about dermal fillers.
Post # 8
patchm : I was expecting something noticeable. Honestly, you look like you have a normal profile to me.
I’m not trying to minimize how you feel, because I totally get the problem area insecurity. That’s my observation, though. You can always talk to your photographer about what you feel are you best angles.
Or have your husband put his hand on your face:
Post # 9
patchm : TBH from your description I was expecting to see goodness knows what. I did not see anything in your photo other than a lady with a normal looking jaw who has gorgeous flawless skin.
Bee this is one thing you have built up to be huge in your head. I think hearing your mums story and situation has made you more aware and self conscious about what is not even noticeable to others.
Im a big proponent of doing what you need to feel happy with in yourself. If dermal fillers will make you feel happy on your wedding day then look into it but honestly bee it really seems like you have made this a huge issue in your mind. You look great to me and I’m jelly of your beautiful clear skin! 😊
Post # 10
Judging by your description I was expecting something so awful. Bee, your jaw is completely normal! This is definitely an insecurity that you’ve gotten way too into your own head about, probably as a result of hearing your mom complain about having to have surgery for hers!
Your jaw is seriously fine. I also have a small head and a round face. Those aren’t bad things! Your jaw is not the problem here. The thing is, even the most beautiful people in the world can get worked up over their irrational insecurities. I’m not saying you shouldn’t get braces, but it is so sad for you to live your life being upset about your jawline. You need to work on your self esteem, not have work done on your jaw. You’ll be a beautiful bride. Start reminding yourself of that. 🙂
Post # 11
You look great! I’m an internet stranger and I have no reason to lie. You look like you have a normal profile.I also know that me saying that won’t help. I too am insecure about my own jawline.
When I close my mouth I feel like it’s small and square and I am uneven due to TMJD and I stare and stare at it. I didn’t clench my jaw in my wedding pics bc I’m self conscious but I told my photographer about that insecurity and she helped with shots (photo shots not alcohol lol) for that.
There wasn’t a diagnosis for me to get it fixed before my wedding but now I might need a deprogramming splint or surgery then braces for a second time. But I love my wedding photos too. I had some taken on my “good” side and that helped even though I’m probably the only one that notices the difference.
It sucks having this feeling but you can feel beautiful on your wedding day! Splurge on yourself. A makeup artist or whatever makes you feel pretty. And tell your photog beforehand.
Post # 12
But second post…its seriously fine and looks normal to me.
Post # 13
From your description, I was expecting to see some sort of monster that’s been in hiding for 20 years.
I don’t see a single thing wrong with your jawline!!!
Post # 14
Like others I was expecting something really off when you were describing your jawline. First of all: there is nothing wrong with your jawline! But I understand that our insecurities can get the best of us, and if YOU are unhappy with it, then there are measures you can take to change the contour of your side profile. For example, you could get dermal fillers in the chin. You can google it, but below is an example. I can’t personally vouch for it and don’t know anyone who has gotten it, but the internet should give you some information!
Post # 15
do facial fillers! Trust me it will work wonders. I know how you feel. I have the same insecurities. I’ve done fillers on my chin and it really changed my profile. I did fillers because I want to have surgery but I wanted to see how I would look beforehand. Voluma is best. Don’t feel bad for being insecure and I’ve been told to love myself and what not. But this is usually from people who don’t have my issue. if we all liked exactly how we looked no one would wear make up or curl our hair, etc. do what you need to do to feel confident and happy on your wedding day.