The G.I. Jaw® Procedure

More and more men are turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their facial features, contour their bodies, and improve their skin. It’s for this reason that facial plastic surgeon Philip Miller, MD, FACS, offers male patients the innovative G.I. Jaw® procedure at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, which enhances the jawline and chin to create a chiseled and masculine appearance.

An enhanced and sharp jawbone, the G.I. Jaw® is a classic look that is considered one of the hallmarks of masculinity. It’s called the “G.I. Jaw®” because the appearance is associated with tough, brave soldiers.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, chin augmentation and jaw enhancement are among the most common cosmetic facial procedures for men. Unlike adding definition to your body or skin, however, getting a more defined chin and jawline is next to impossible without a cosmetic procedure.
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What is the Ideal Jawline and Facial Shape?

Although tastes vary on what is considered handsome – and even though other factors contribute, such as personality, character, and sense of humor – studies and surveys show that, from a purely physical standpoint, Americans consider the following attributes a sign of male attractiveness:

  • Symmetrical face
  • Square chin
  • Strong, muscular jaw
  • Well-defined cheekbones

Why Enhance the Jawline with the G.I. Jaw®?

Traditionally and biologically, a strong jawline has always been advantageous in attracting members of the opposite sex for mating purposes. Men with this type of look typically have higher levels of testosterone.

In more modern terms, the reasons are simpler – social media and selfies. More and more men, especially millennials, see themselves every day on Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat and are unhappy with what they see.

In either case, a well-defined lower face is a hallmark of a masculine appearance, specifically the following areas:

  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Submental area beneath the chin

It is thought that strengthening the jawline adds to a man’s sex appeal and overall attractiveness, which can make him more confident and appear more fit.

Traditional Face-Enhancing Procedures

Traditionally, the most popular ways to enhance the lower part of the face have been invasive jaw surgery or jaw/chin implants, which can be customized to fit the characteristics of each man’s face. Implants are often composed of various biocompatible materials that synthesize easily with the body and appear to look natural.

Implants can induce the following changes:

  • Widens and projects the lower facial shape
  • Gives the illusion of a shorter, less oval face
  • Create a stronger, more defined profile view

Implant procedures in New York City are often simultaneously performed with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or dermal injections. These create a more symmetrical appearance with increased facial volume.

Jawline Contouring Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

Jawline contouring in NYC, NY

New York Jawline Contouring Patient 1: This patient wanted to accentuate the appearance of his jawline and reduce loose skin. Dr. Philip Miller utilized the G.I. Jaw procedure to create a more defined jaw and helped the patient achieve his goal.

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New York Jaw Contouring Patient 2: This patient wanted to eliminate stubborn fat in the neck and define his jawline. Dr. Philip Miller successfully utilized the G.I. Jaw facial plastic surgery procedure to contour this patient's lower face.

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New York Jaw Contouring Patient 3: This patient wanted to create a more pronounced jaw and chin. Dr. Philip Miller utilized the G.I. Jaw facial plastic surgery procedure to accentuate the patient's chin and jawline.

The G.I. Jaw® Procedure

Dr. Miller created a special, trademarked procedure designed to use your already-attractive existing features to make them more handsome. Called the G.I. Jaw® technique, it is designed to outline the jawline, enhance existing structures, and supplement areas of the face that you’re dissatisfied with.

With this procedure, both the angle of the mandible and the area underneath the jaw are sharpened to create a more defined jawline. Although facial implants can be used, they are not always necessary.

This procedure, performed at our NYC plastic surgery clinic, allows Dr. Miller to reshape overlying tissue without interfering with the bony structure of the face. This results in a reshaped face with prominent, well-defined features. Furthermore, if no facial implants are implemented, your recovery period is shorter, which is advantageous if you have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow for much downtime. To learn more about facial contouring, visit

What are the Treatment Options?

Dr. Miller’s innovative procedure can include any one (or a combination) of the following:

  • Facial injectables: Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
  • Kybella®
  • Liposuction
  • Neck-Tite
  • Facial implants

For example, Voluma is a facial filler that can lift, define, and/or enhance a jawline for a more masculine appearance. It can be injected along the jaw to fill it out or be injected directly under the chin to make it appear to jut forward. It’s typically a half-hour procedure with effects that last for as long as two years.

Kybella injections, made with a synthetic form of fat-fighting deoxycholic acid, can target and destroy fat cells for a more sculpted jawline and a better chin profile, which makes this treatment ideal for individuals with a double chin.

These chin and jaw injections are minimally invasive, involve no downtime, and can last a long time – sometimes the effects are permanent with continued exercise and a good diet.

Who Is a Candidate for G.I. Jaw®?

  • Men seeking a more defined, shapely jawline or jaw angle
  • Men seeking a sculpted transition between jaw and neck
  • Men dissatisfied with their “weak” chin
  • Men in relatively good overall health

To Learn More about the G.I. Jaw® Procedure, Contact Dr. Miller At Our Plastic Surgery Clinic

For men interested in reshaping their lower face, the G.I. Jaw® procedure could be the right call. To learn more about the procedure, contact New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Miller today.

Plastic Surgery from Head to Toe

At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we create custom treatment plans that combine minimally-invasive techniques and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. Our unique NatraFace™ approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes.

Gotham’s expert physicians perform advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures that smooth the skin around the eyes to give patients a refreshed look. Our custom NatraEye™ technique combines the use of chemical peels, lasers, eyelash enhancement, and injectables with precision procedures, including:

Our esteemed surgeons utilize the NatraNose™ technique to bring together innovative artistry and unparalleled skill to deliver results that look natural, improve nasal function, and help achieve each patient’s aesthetic goals.

Regardless of your aesthetic goals, Gotham has the skill and technique required for the breast procedure that suits you. Whether adding symmetry or restoring the breast following a mastectomy, Gotham provides patients with enhanced feminine contours and improved body proportions.

Patients from all over the world have undergone amazing body transformation at Gotham, enjoying slimmer bodies with satisfying contours. Our advanced physicians apply their skill and expert technique to precisely sculpt other areas of the body, including the cheeks, chin, buttocks, hips, love handles, knees, upper arms, thighs, and even the neck.

Known for our flawless techniques and a range of skincare options, Gotham Plastic Surgery has all the tools necessary for complete, natural, and comprehensive rejuvenation. As part of a customized treatment plan, these procedures can be performed standalone or in combination with surgical procedures for even more impressive results.

The male face ages differently than the female face, but men have similar goals of wanting to maintain their youthful appearance throughout their lives. A plastic surgeon must take the subtle differences between male and female skin, as well as what comprises the ideal look for their male patients.

No matter what your specific cosmetic concerns might be, Dr. Miller can help. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we frequently perform the following for our male patients:

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The Plastic Surgery Podcast with Dr. Philip Miller

Tune into The Plastic Surgery Podcast, hosted by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller. Dr. Miller is here to answer your questions, de-mystify plastic surgery, and help you feel more knowledgeable and empowered about any procedure performed at our center.

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    Episode 44: My First Time

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    Episode 43: Top 10 Reasons Not To Get A Rhinoplasty ( Plastic Surgery)

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    Episode 42 : Osteomas & Lipomas

    11 min
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    Episode 41: All Ears Considered!

    8 min
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    Episode 40: Infrared Light Therapy

    9 min
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    Episode 39: Beauty, the Plateau

    6 min
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    Episode 38: Botox and Dermal Fillers

    3 min
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    Episode 37: Cost of Rhinoplasty

    1 min
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    Episode 36: Different Types of Nasal Surgeries

    3 min
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    Episode 35: Do You Have to Break the Nose for Rhinoplasty?

    2 min
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    Episode 34: Do You Have to Stay Overnight After Having a Rhinoplasty?

    2 min
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    Episode 33: Don't Have a Rhinoplasty!

    2 min
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    Episode 32: Endonasal or External

    1 min
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    Episode 31: Are You a Candidate?

    2 min
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    Episode 31: Asian Nose Job

    3 min
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    Episode 30: In The Office

    17 min
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    Episode 29: Can My Nose be Made Smaller?

    4 min
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    Episode 28: Can't Breath Through Nose

    3 min
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    Episode 27: Chin Implants - Mentoplasty

    2 min
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    Episode 26: Columellar Struts

    23 sec
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    Episode 25: Common Terms

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    Episode 24: Connection Between Facial Resurfacing and Tattooing

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    Episode 23: The Sooner, The Better?

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