People with strong jawlines are often viewed as attractive and healthy. Having a more defined jawline and facial harmony can also help a person look more youthful, which could also give them a boost of confidence.
Jaw Implant surgery can help those with normal, deficient, or surgically altered facial structure. Jaw implant procedure, often combined with a chin implant surgery, can improve facial proportions in these patients. Patients with small lower jaws benefit from these implants, including those with skeletal mandibular deficiency, small lower jaw.
Our partner hospitals use two different materials to enhance a patient’s jawline, including silicone and a PMMA customized implant.
A good candidate for Jaw Augmentation or Jaw Implant surgery are
In preparation for Jaw Augmentation, a patient may be asked to:
Chewing may be difficult for the first week following the surgery. Patients who decide to go through Jaw Augmentation should have some soup, liquid food and meal supplements prepared for the first 5 days post-surgery.
The surgeon will administer medication through local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.
The surgeon will make different incisions, depending on the technique to be used. In general, incisions are made inside the mouth on either side of the lower lip.
The incision will create a pocket to hold the implant, which will be placed directly on the jaw bone and fixed with titanium screws.
The surgeon will use sutures, skin adhesives, or tapes to close the incision. Dissolvable sutures are normally used to hold an implant to place the implant and close the incisions.
The type of jaw implants to be used for chin surgery will be discussed during a consultation with plastic surgeons. In some cases, fat deposits are used instead of solid implants or silicone chin implants during chin augmentation procedures.
This type of cosmetic surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
In some cases, the surgeon will apply a chin and face strap following the surgery to help control the swelling at the surgical site. The patient’s mouth will likely be sore and stiff for several weeks after surgery. Sutures that are placed in the mouth are dissolvable and will not need to be removed.
Patients will see the final results of chin augmentation surgery after about 3 months when residual swelling has subsided.
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