Tik Tok has been responsible for a lot of recent health trends. Users enjoy sharing tips and tricks through the platform, potentially reaching millions of people. However, one of the most recent trends showing people how to get a defined jawline, is being blasted by medical experts.
The perfect jawline tracks offered on the platform have gained a lot of popularity. Now medical experts fear the tricks being offered could lead to Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TJS), alongside dental issues. Here, we’ll look at why following these trends is a bad idea, and how you can achieve a safer, defined jawline.
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome affects the movement of your jaw. Although it isn’t typically serious, it can cause pain and discomfort. In some cases, it can last years and it can affect one, or both sides of the face.
The condition is more common between the ages of 20-40, though it can develop at any age. The new Tik Tok trend increases the risk many teenagers could soon be facing this painful condition.
Following tricks and tips provided through social media apps like Tik Tok can be incredibly dangerous. For those who are looking to improve their jawline, safer, proven treatments are available.
What surgical options are available?
If you want to permanently improve your jawline, there are some surgical options available.
The main surgical option is a chin augmentation. This involves either increasing the size of the chin or reshaping the bones. Altering the size and shape of the chin can dramatically impact the appearance of the jawline. Your surgeon will be able to determine which part of the chin needs altering and the best approach to use.
As well as chin augmentation, you can also undergo liposuction along the neck area. A facelift may also help you to achieve desired results.
Are there any non-surgical options?
Not quite ready to go under the knife? There are a few non-surgical methods you can undergo instead. One of the best non-surgical treatments for the jaw is facial contouring using fillers. These allow the surgeon to offer precise, localised results in the jawline.
The only thing to remember with non-surgical options is they are not permanent. To maintain the results, you will need to undergo additional procedures approximately every six months to a year.
If you want to achieve a defined jawline safely, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today. You can go over your expectations and desired results to see which treatment would be better suited to you.