V-line Surgery


V-line surgery, also known as jaw reduction or jaw contouring, is a cosmetic procedure to adjust a natural balance of the jawline for the defined appearance of the lower face. This can also correct the uneven jawline for enhanced symmetry.


Typically, the candidate decides on V-line surgery since they are unpleasant with the heavy look of the prominent or squared jaw, or the imbalanced lower face. V-line surgery is designed to provide the well-defined result of the lower face that caters to the unique needs of each individual. 

Oftentimes, V-line surgery is done together with chin contouring or chin augmentation in the same session to achieve the best possible aesthetic outcome.


The concept of balancing the lower face is to reshape the jaw bone to be smaller and smoother, and narrow down the chin bone proportionately to achieve the aesthetically pleasing harmony. Hence, WIH plastic surgeons will determine the appropriate ratio of a patient’s jaw and chin to other facial parts since the precise shape of the jawline and how much jaw bone to be refined differ in each individual.

Via an intra-oral approach, WIH surgeons can modify the pronounced jawline without any visible scars. By performing osteotomy of the back corners (mandibular angles) together with shaving off along the lower edge of the chin, the newly contoured jawline will appear more tapered or V-shaped, resulting in a naturally defined look.


Type of Anesthesia:  General anesthesia by board-certified anesthesiologist for patient’s safety

Operation Time:        2 - 3 hours

Length of Stay:         2 days 1 night 


  1. Following surgery, a soft dressing is placed around the forehead and left in position overnight.
  2. After the night of surgery, wear the compression garment as much as possible for at least 2 weeks to reduce swelling.
  3. In the first 72 hours after surgery, use a cold compress and sleep with your head elevated in a recliner or with 2 pillows to help reduce swelling and bruising.
  4. Pain is well-managed with prescribed medication.
  5. Gently maintain good oral hygiene to avoid infection for 2 weeks.
  6. Consume food as instructed by the doctor and do not consume hot food or drinks for 2 months to avoid burning.
  7. Do not pull your lips for 2 months to prevent wound dehiscence or separation of the stitches.
  8. Avoid vigorous exercise or strenuous activity for 1 month.