Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

In an earlier blog post, I discussed how I use neuromodulators such as Dysport and BOTOX® to slim and refine my San Francisco Bay Area patients’ lower faces. Now it’s time to learn about what fillers can do for your jawline. Contouring and defining the jawline with filler is one of the most popular procedures on social media right now. Just take a look at #jawlinefiller on Instagram—you’ll find more than 93,000 posts!

While online exposure is giving jawline contouring new momentum, defining the chin and jawline with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® has actually been around for some time. It’s a big part of how I help my San Francisco patients look like the best possible versions of themselves without surgery.

Female before and after jawline slimming

Male before and after jawline fillers

Great jawline definition and contouring frames the face and makes it that much more attractive. Case in point: Margot Robbie, Zac Efron, Matt Bomer, Ariana Grande, and Olivia Culpo all sport strong, well-defined jawlines.

Curious about how jawline enhancement can help bring out your inner celebrity? Here’s what you need to know.

Who’s a Candidate?

The great news: anyone. Both women and men can benefit.

  • For men’s jawline filler treatments, the goal is to sculpt a chiseled jawline, focusing on angles and straight lines that augment the naturally masculine bone structure.

Male before and after profile chin augmentation with fillers

  • For women, it’s all about gentle curves and subtle to strong contouring and enhancement, similar to what’s often achieved with makeup.

Female before and after jawline slimming

  • Men and women 40 years old and up can benefit as well. As we age, we lose bone density and that can cause jowling and loss of facial definition. Jawline contouring can restore this lost definition and diminish the appearance of loose, sagging skin.

Male before and after jawline fillers

How Does Jawline Filler Work?

I start by carefully placing dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC®, Restylane® Lyft, and RADIESSE®, along the anterior chin, jawline, and mandible to sculpt and define the angles of the lower face.

It’s important to note this Illumination 360° approach takes 2 appointments to get the best possible results:

  • At this first appointment, I’ll set the stage by adding volume and creating your initial improvements.
  • About 1 to 2 months later, I’ll see you back for refinement and layering. This is where the rock star results take shape. Like icing on a cake, you could skip it, but you’re really cheating yourself if you do.

To elevate your attractiveness even more, I may recommend adding volume to your chin and cheeks to create a more harmonious contour and really highlight the balance between your features.

Female before and after jaw and chin refinement


How much does jawline filler cost?

Lower face augmentation costs $3,600. When you schedule your Refinement Treatment within 1 to 3 months, you’ll receive a discount filler price of $500 to $660 per syringe. To learn more about pricing, please visit our Fees & Financing page.

Does jawline filler hurt?

I use a numbing agent called lidocaine before treatment to keep you comfortable. The fillers themselves also contain lidocaine, which will minimize your discomfort even more.

How long does it take?

Jawline filler procedures typically only take about 30 minutes.

How long does a jawline filler last?

I find the best dermal fillers for jawline definition are JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, which can last up to 2 years, and RADIESSE, which can also last up to 2 years. Maintenance touch-ups at 1 year will keep your results looking fresh. Restylane Lyft offers a shorter-term result, lasting up to 6 months with touch-ups every 3 months. Our Making Your Results Last page contains a helpful chart that explains how long you can expect each product to last in different treatment areas.

Female before and after jawline fillers

Ready to learn more about non surgical jawline contouring? Contact us online or call our San Francisco office at (415) 445-9513. Our knowledgeable concierge team is ready to answer any of your questions and schedule your appointment.

Dr. David Mabrie

Dr. David Mabrie

Facial Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Mabrie Facial Institute Dr. David Mabrie is a recognized leader, innovator, and educator in the use of dermal fillers for facial sculpting and has dedicated his practice entirely to facial rejuvenation with injectables. Years of experience led Dr. Mabrie to pioneer the Illumination 360° approach, just one of the ways Dr. Mabrie brings life to his practice’s mantra: “your face, perfected.”

6 Responses to Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

  • Penny says:

    I am 80 yr. old female with good skin and look much younger than my age (so I’m told). However, I am asymmetrical with shorter mandible and smaller masseter on one side of my face. In addition, I seem to have lost masseter muscle (and bone?) on one side of my face. (Have TMD in that jaw joint – but no pain) Can fillers be injected to build up masseter (and also in the soft cheek tissue forward of the masseter)?

    • Hi Margret, you’ve come to the right place! Our practice specializes in non surgical procedures using dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are a gel like substance that, when injected, act to shape the face. The procedure is done in our office using local anesthesia, no need for any operating room or general anesthesia, and your downtime is much shorter than surgical procedures. For more information check out our page. If you’d like someone from our team to reach out to you directly to answer any questions please let me know, we’d be happy to do so! -Kimberly PA-C

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