For a long time now, a ‘V-shaped’ face has been the definition of feminine beauty in our Asian culture. This look is characterized by a slim defined jawline merging into a sharp chin. As huge proponents of natural beauty, we do not subscribe to the theory that this look suits everybody. Unless your natural facial features and structure go with this look, undergoing plastic surgery is the only way to achieve a ‘real’ V-shaped face, and we all know how badly plastic surgery can sometimes turn out.

Slimming down or contouring your face can be possible with non-surgical procedures like ultrasound-based treatments. Facial definition can be achieved with the help of injectable treatments like botulinum toxin and fillers. These treatments help to improve facial contours as well as givea fuller and younger appearance. 

What is non-surgical facial slimming and definition?

While there are surgical procedures for facial contouring, Harmony focuses on injectables and energy-based devices for facial slimming and definition. This is because they are safer, can be just as effective, and are generally reversible in case the end result is unsatisfactory.

Non-surgical dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections can enhance the contours of the face to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome for facial definition. This may be tailored to the individual’s facial anatomy and final goals. The final result is a striking facial contour that looks good without the use of makeup. 

On the other hand, ultrasound-based skin tightening techniques like Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to heat deeper tissues and penetrate to the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). This induces remodelling of the skin with minimal recovery time. 

What are the areas that facial slimming and definition targets?

The common areas for facial slimming and definition are: 

  • Cheeks 
  • Jaw 
  • Chin 
  • Temple 
  • Lips 

What are the benefits of facial slimming and definition?

Facial slimming and definition can help you to achieve better facial proportions and enhance natural beauty. 

What are the risks of facial slimming and definition?

Although minimally-invasive procedures have fewer risks than surgeries, there are some side effects that you should be aware of. 

The following side effects may occur:

  • Oedema (fluid retention) 
  • Bruising 
  • Erythema (skin rash)
  • Nodules 
  • Vascular occlusion leading to blindness (rare)

These side effects are temporary and will resolve fully. 

What can I expect from facial slimming and definition?

In contrast to invasive procedures, there is little to no downtime and results are almost instantaneous. The results can last up to 12 months. It is also significantly cheaper than surgery. 


Facial Slimming and Definition in Singapore by Harmony Aesthetics



Botox is typically used on jaw muscles to create a slimmer facial silhouette. Using a microdroplet technique, the jawline can also be firmed up and lifted, creating more definition. Placement in the chin also contributes to a smoother contour. Filler injections can be placed at specific points in the temple, cheek, jaw, and chin to improve facial contour.


Energy-Based Devices

Ultherapy, Ultraformer III, and Sofwave are non-invasive ultrasound-based devices that work on multiple layers beneath the skin (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm and 4.5mm) to help firm, debulk fats, and lift the face. This creates better facial definition in both the cheeks and jawline.

Find out more about our Ultherapy Treatment