A v line surgery refers to a type of cosmetic surgery that makes your jaw and chin appear thin and narrow. It also brings them together and makes them look more aligned. The procedure of the surgery involves the removal of some part of the jawbone and the chin, so as to make them appear more pointed, chiseled, and contoured. This is known as a v-line surgery because the surgery gives the jaw and chin, a v-shaped appearance.
Many cultures around the world associate v-shaped jaw and chin with beauty and femininity. People who opt or seek this surgery are mostly women or non-binary people who wish to achieve a more feminine v-shaped chin.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS SURGERY?
An ideal candidate for this surgery involves people who are non-smokers or do not smoke. This list also includes people who have an active lifestyle and do not have a medical history consisting of bleeding or autoimmune conditions.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE OF V LINE SURGERY INVOLVE?
Before the beginning of your surgical journey, your doctor will conduct tests to examine your body and will discuss your expectations and the results. Just before you go into the operating room, the doctor will make markings on the parts of your face (the jaw and chin) which are to be treated with surgery.
General anesthesia is administered on the patient in order to become numb to any pain that may occur during the process of the v-line surgery. Incisions are made in your jaw and chin, and your jaw is placed at a sharper angle. Your jawbone is shaved down, and if need be, your chin may also be shaved and sharpened.
After this, your incisions will be stitched and the doctor dresses your wounds. Temporary drains may also be inserted in order to facilitate the process of healing. The patient is required to make an overnight stay at the hospital so that the surgeon can monitor your recovery.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF THE V-LINE SURGERY?
Just like any other surgery, a v-line surgery also comes with a myriad of risks that may affect your surgery. These risks are as follows:
- Pain and bruising
- Headache due to the anesthesia
- Uneven healing
- Asymmetry of the jaw
- Nerve damage
- Numbness and uneven smile
- Bleeding and drainage
If you feel any of these symptoms, you must immediately contact the concerned surgeon and seek medication and advice.
RECOVERY AFTER THE V-LINE SURGERY
The recovery after the surgical process can take up to a few weeks. Initially, your face will feel swollen and you may experience pain and discomfort. You will also be provided a compression garment around your chin, jaw, and neck in order to make sure that the incisions heal in the correct form.
The full results can be seen after three weeks of recovery and you can resume your regular activities after a follow-up appointment with your doctor. He or she can advice you rightly as to when you can resume with your daily activities.