Jaw Augmentation/Jaw Reduction

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Many people are very self-conscious when it comes to beauty standards. There are people who are very particular with their jaws. A prominent jaw shows strength and masculinity. A less defined jaw is associated with weakness and femininity. As such, disproportion of jaw creates inconsistency in the facial features. LEARN MORE

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Many people are very self-conscious when it comes to beauty standards. There are people who are very particular with their jaws. A prominent jaw shows strength and masculinity. A less defined jaw is associated with weakness and femininity. As such, disproportion of jaw creates inconsistency in the facial features.

 

Jaw Augmentation vs. Jaw Reduction

To remedy the problem, facial implants are necessary. Hence, jaw augmentation. Jaw Augmentation or Mandibular Augmentaion is performed to fix “weak” jaw structure.

Jaw Reduction, on the other hand is a facial surgery that aims to soften and to narrow the lower part of the face. This is to “feminize” the rather “strong” jaw structure of a person.

The Procedure

A patient considering having his/her jaw augmented or reduced needs to have a thorough discussion with his/her surgeon. The patient must be fit for the operation. He/she should be physically, emotionally and mentally fit for the operation.

The patient should discuss his/her present medical condition if ever he/she is under medication. He/she must have realistic expectations of the outcome of the operation. Once the operation is done, the effect is permanent.

The patient should let the surgeon know the changes you want to make with your jawline. With this the doctor will know if your expectations can be met with jaw augmentation or with other procedures available. Before the actual surgery some surgeons present a 3D computer imaging to show you your new look once the operation became successful.

Before the operation commence, the surgeon will brief the patient about the preparations for the procedure. The patient will be requested to void some drugs such as aspirin and non-steroidal inflammatory drugs to reduce the risk of bleeding. It is necessary that the doctor knows all the drugs the patient takes including supplements and herbal medicines. Jaw augmentation is often performed in a doctor’s office or at a clinic.

The surgery begins with an anesthesia. The surgeon will incise the mouth where the implant will be placed. In jaw reduction, the incision can be made inside or outside the mouth.

As for jaw reduction, there are non invasive techniques like Botox injections. In Botox procedures, the enlarged muscle is injected with Botox. It will weaken the muscle slowly for several months.

 

Effects

Usually the surgery is not without risks. For jaw augmentation the risks could be:

Sensory changes

Implant shifting

Infection

Unfavorable scarring

Bleeding

Poor healing of incisions

Anesthesia risks

Damage to deeper structures in the mouth and face

Allergic reactions

Pain

On the other hand, Jaw reduction has also unpleasant effects on one’s health such as excessive bleeding, infection, numbness on the jaw and lower lip area due to nerve damage and asymmetry.

It is vital that the patient checks the background of the surgeon doing the surgery as it may lead to serious problems in the long run. To sum it up, before the operation commence, the patient should be prepared in every aspect. Every patient should be open with their doctor to meet all his/her expectations and be satisfied. This are important to ensure the success of the operation.

 

SOURCES:

http://www.jawaugmentationnewyork.com/

http://www.waveplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery/face/jaw/jaw-reduction/

http://www.beverlyhills.ph/procedures/mandibular-augmentation

http://laser-surgery-bangkok.com/?jaw-reduction-surgery,53

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