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What is the G.I. Jaw?

Dr. Philip Miller

Dr. Philip Miller

September 29, 2021

There are certain traits that we consider as classically handsome – a square chin, a strong jaw and well-defined cheekbones to name a few. But not all men are blessed with these features, so many are now taking a more proactive approach to achieving their aesthetic goals. 

More men are heading to a doctor for help with their appearance. According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons report, there was a 7% increase in chin augmentation procedures in men from 2000-2020 and a 137% increase in soft tissue filler treatments. A total of 118,614 filler procedures were performed in 2020 alone.

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller, offers his Manhattan, New York and NOLA patients his innovative G.I. Jaw® to help enhance the chin and jawline for that classic, chiseled look. With the right combination of procedures, customized to the precise needs and goals of each patient, Dr. Miller produces natural, masculine results for his male clientele.

The Ideal Jawline for Men

A well-defined lower face is a hallmark of a masculine appearance. The aesthetically ideal lower face is often characterized by a square, projected chin and a sharp jawline. People often regard strengthening the jawline as contributing to a man’s sex appeal and overall attractiveness, which can make him more confident.

The Problem with a Recessive Chin – And the Solution

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Not all men are born with a prominent chin and even if they are, the chin also tends to recede with age. A receding chin, also referred to as a “weak chin,” makes the chin less pronounced, creating a disproportionate facial profile. Correspondingly, a strong and well-carved chin exudes youth and confidence, by bringing the entire facial contour into balance.

A recessive chin can be addressed both surgically and non-surgically. Surgically, Dr. Miller performs chin augmentation using custom implants. He creates a small incision either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Through this incision, he creates a pocket for the chin implant and fits it around the chin bone. A chin implant will not only correct a recessed chin but improve facial harmony by bringing the chin into better proportion with other features.

For non-surgical chin augmentation, Dr. Miller uses dermal fillers to replenish lost volume and lift. Dr. Miller alters the chin’s shape and definition by strategically injecting filler beneath the skin to change the contour of the chin and/or jawline. The injectables allow him to sculpt a new chin by adding a more manly “squareness” to its shape, enhancing its projection, addressing asymmetry issues, and improving the sagginess in the jawline.

The Problem with a Double Chin – And the Solution

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Nobody likes a double chin –whether catching your side profile in a mirror or trying to capture the best selfie angle. And unlike other stubborn pockets of fat on other body areas, a double chin can be harder to camouflage with flattering clothing. Some men would even resort to growing beards to hide their double chins. Also known as submental fullness, this extra fat may not be a byproduct of weight gain and can appear on slender men as well.

Dr. Miller can eliminate a double chin by performing liposuction in the neck. He uses a very small cannula and inserts it under the skin to gently remove excess fatty tissues using a suction technique. Because of volume reduction and tissue tightening, patients gain a more defined jawline with improved chin and neck contours.

Fat-fighting Kybella injections are another option for eliminating a double chin. These injectables are formulated with fat-melting deoxycholic acid that destroys fat cells to reveal a more sculpted jawline and better chin profile. Dr. Miller will perform a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Kybella is often a great choice to combine with fillers or implants to achieve the most chiseled jawline. To learn more about Kybella injections to treat double chin, please visit ncbi.gov.

The Problem with Sagging Skin – And the Solution

male jawline contouring results in NY, NYThe neck can show age sooner than other areas of the face and body because of the thinner skin there. Over time, the neck can develop sagging skin and extra fat deposits. Factors that affect how quickly the neck ages might include heredity, gravity, sun damage, and weight fluctuations. Fortunately, there are ways to rejuvenate the neck, often without surgery.

Dr. Miller offers Neck-Tite™ in his Manhattan, New York office as an advanced, minimally-invasive procedure that uses BodyTite™’s patented radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology to rejuvenate the neck and jowls. The procedure combines radiofrequency energy with aspiration to remove excess fat and tighten and contour the neck area. The result is a firmer, more youthful-looking neck. This is an ideal procedure for those with loose or sagging neck skin, jowls, or what many refer to as a “turkey neck.” 

Neck-Tite™ offers patients a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures like the neck lift and facelift. At the same time, it provides greater improvement than liposuction alone, with superior contouring and skin tightening. And since Dr. Miller uses small cannulas, there is little scarring as well as minimal downtime. 

When Surgery is the Best Solution

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Taking a surgical route is still widely considered the gold standard for comprehensive facial or neck rejuvenation. If you are noticing more prominent signs of aging around your chin, jawline, and neck that cannot be addressed with lasers and injectables, you may be a good candidate for a lower facelift or neck lift. Surgery’s more aggressive approach can effectively reconstruct a more youthful contour along your face, jaw, and neck.

Signs that you could benefit from a neck lift include:

  • Double chin
  • Jowls
  • Crepey neck skin
  • Sagging skin under the chin
  • Sagging on neck
  • Horizontal banding around the neck
  • Soft or diffuse jawline

With surgery, Dr. Miller removes fat from your lower face and neck, as well as redundant skin that is starting to sag. He can also tighten the platysma muscle to make the surgical neck lift a very long-lasting procedure. You can expect your neck to look younger than your non-treated peers for 10 years or more. And typically, patients undergo neck lift surgery in conjunction with a facelift for a comprehensive rejuvenation.

Why Dr. Miller is the Best Plastic Surgeon for Jaw Enhancement

As an expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Miller can create custom treatment plans that combine minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. His extraordinary surgical knowledge, depth of experience, and artist’s eye and touch have made him one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons in New York. Not only has he written neck lift chapters for medical textbooks, but he also developed the innovative Neck-Tite™ non-surgical neck lift and G.I. Jaw®.

Dr. Miller also utilizes the NatraLook process to ensure his patients undergo an enriching experience in which they achieve natural results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. 

Schedule A Jaw Enhancement Procedure

Is your sagging neck betraying your age? Are your jowls causing you to look much older than you feel? A smoother, tighter neck and an accentuated, stronger jawline can shave years off of your appearance and help restore your self-confidence. To learn more about our non-surgical and surgical rejuvenation procedures, please contact Dr. Miller at his Manhattan, New York plastic surgery clinic.

Dr. Philip Miller

Dr. Philip Miller

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller blends art and science with innovation and skill to provide thousands of patients with impeccable results. He is known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic procedures for the face.

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Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Philip Miller and his team of New York's top rated facial plastic surgery experts provide custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and advanced procedures, to help each patient achieve the Aesthetic Confidence® they desire. Our unique NatraFace™ approach to facial rejuvenation includes the following effective procedures:

Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Dr. Miller and Kaylyn Plum, PA-C provide patients with Manhattan's #1 customized care and treatment for smooth, supple skin that brightens the eyes and revitalizes the face. With our NatraFace™ approach, we utilize a combination of effective aesthetic techniques tailored to suit each patient’s needs. We offer:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)

Dr. Miller and his staff of NYC's best aesthetic specialists offer the NatraNose® process, which is a comprehensive range of minimally-invasive and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking rhinoplasty results, improve nasal function, and meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Dr. Miller specializes in nose jobs, nose reductions, non-surgical nose jobs, and more: Adjust the links in these sections as follows:

Skin Care Treatments

Widely acclaimed for our broad range of flawless skincare solutions, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialists offer customized skincare treatment plans to achieve healthy, natural-looking results. As part of our NatraLook™ process, the following procedures may be performed individually or in combination with more advanced surgical treatments for optimal rejuvenation.

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