Jaw Reduction Surgery / Jaw Shaving in Bangkok, Thailand
Jaw Reduction surgery is a fundamental part of facial feminization surgery (FFS). This procedure allows the surgeon to reshape the patient’s jaw and make it appear slimmer and more feminine.
During Jaw Reduction surgery, the surgeon would reshape an individual’s jaw, chin, and mandible to make it instantly recognizable as a female’s lower face.
Choosing a surgeon for Jaw Reduction
Jaw Reduction surgery and Jaw Shaving are both complicated cosmetic procedures. The surgeon must have extensive experience in facial surgery, particularly in facial feminization surgery. Without the experience and expertise, a patient may suffer devastating complications, including jawbone fractures, nerve tears, and loss of jaw functions.
Aside from experience and skill, the surgeon must also be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Maxillofacial Surgeon. This means they are qualified and verified as an expert in these kinds of procedures.
How to prepare for Jaw Reduction surgery?
Good candidates for the jaw reduction surgery are:
- Consult with a plastic surgeon about the desired goal
- Complete a physical examination
- Get a chest X-ray, blood test
- Stop smoking or drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the surgery
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the surgery
Stop taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements at least two weeks before surgery
Transgender Thailand’s partner hospital offers seven different Jaw Reduction techniques
- Jaw Reduction Type 1 (Short Angle): This procedure removes the patient’s angled jaw. This is suitable for people with large angled jaws.
- Jaw Reduction Type 2 (Long Angle): This procedure removes an individual’s posterior angle of the mandible.
- Jaw Reduction Type 3 (Chin-to-Jaw): This technique removes a patient's prominent anterior to the prominent bone of the mandibular bone. This procedure is recommended for people with square faces.
- Jaw Reduction Type 4 (Chin Angle): This technique removes the angle of the chin and is typically performed on patients with square chins.
- Jaw Reduction Type 5 (Long Side Chin Reduction): This procedure removes the long side chin of people with square and broad chins.
- Jaw Reduction Type 6 (Side Chin and Vertical Reduction): This technique removes a person’s side and vertical chin. This is recommended for people with broad and long chins.
- Jaw Reduction Type 7 (Long Horse Shoe): This procedure removes a patient’s posterior mandible and is recommended for those with broad, long chins and a prominent mandible angle.
Who is a good candidate for Jaw Reduction surgery?
Good candidates for the Jaw Augmentation or Jaw Implant surgery are:
- A patient who wants to improve the lower face
- A person with a wide jaw and round face
- An individual with a long lower jaw
- A person who is in good health
- A patient with realistic expectations
- Regularly use a mouthwash to prevent infection
- Keep the face elevated to reduce swelling
- Wear a compression bandage for at least a month
- Avoid strenuous activities or physical exercise for at least six weeks
- Go on a liquid diet for at least two days after the surgery
- Consume soft foods for the first couple of days following the plastic surgery
- Attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon
- Take off stitches seven days after the surgery
For most patients, the final results of the surgery can be seen around a month to two months after jaw shaving or chin reduction surgery. Some patients also get a facelift after a few months if there is excess skin following the procedure.
Risks and Complications of Jaw Surgery
- Anesthesia risks
- Blood clot
- Numbness or changes in skin sensation
- Tightness when opening the mouth
- Unstable zygomatic bone
- Zygomatic bone and arch malposition
- Visible external scars
*All information and content of this website are for informational purposes only. These are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation.
**Individual results will vary. The images used on this website do not constitute a promise.
Questions to ask your surgeon before Chin Reduction Procedure / Jaw Reduction Surgery
A board-certified plastic surgeon will take care to answer every question that a patient may pose before and after performing any procedures. It is often advised for a patient to list the questions on a paper in advance of the initial consultation.
Some key questions to ask a specialist plastic surgeon before any surgery include:
- Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
- How many years of experience do you have in cosmetic surgery?
- Do you have specific medical expertise with facial procedures, such as jaw bone shaving, chin recontouring, or other cosmetic surgeries concerning the jaw area and chin area?
- Are the results I am seeking realistic?
- What are the limitations of this surgery?
- Will there be visible scarring?
- Would I need pain medication during the recovery process?
- What type of technique would be utilized to help me achieve a more masculine jawline?
- What is the treatment plan?
- Are there any concerns that I should be aware of before undergoing jaw and chin reduction surgery?
- How much do specialist plastic surgeons charge for jaw reduction surgery?
- Will I receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia?