Jaw Implants / Reduction

Jaw Implants

There are three basic physical elements that make up the appearance of your face: bones, soft tissues and skin. Flat, undefined contours and a disproportionate shape to your face can contribute to low self-esteem. Having a jawline that is week or poorly shaped can affect the overall look of your face.

If you are struggling with loss of facial structure due to age, injury or disease or are simply interested in improving the features and contours of your face, jaw implants can correct and strengthen a jawline restoring a youthful balance to your whole face.

Jaw implants are made from special biocompatible materials such as silicon and polyethylene and are made to fit any anatomy. A consultation will be needed to determine which type of implant would be right for you. There are many options for implant size and placement and Dr. Rogers will work closely with to make the best choice for your anatomy.

Jaw implant surgery can help better define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features. Implant surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other surgical procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery or nasal refinement.

Jaw Reduction

Cultural ideals of physical attractiveness are not the same for everyone. While most physical characteristics are shared the world over, differences in feature, contour and proportion do exist between people of varying ethnic backgrounds. Cosmetic surgery techniques have evolved to address the nuances between the European and ethnic physiology and to meet the needs of each individual patient.

A patient who has a heavy, overly squared or outwardly flaring mandible (which can diminish the more delicate features of the face) will commonly request a jawbone reduction. Jawbone reduction surgery reduces the size and appearance the jaw, softens a heavy jaw line and narrows the face, giving it a more oval appearance and helping the neck appear longer.

The jawbone can be reduced by non-surgical methods such as Botox injection or with surgical procedures such as shaving down the jawbone or removing part of the mandible and/or the masseter muscle or with a combination of these procedures.

Jawbone reduction can help better defined your facial features, improve the contours and natural angles of your face and give you a softer, more proportionate and balanced appearance.

The Process

* Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
* Create a customizex surgical plan with Dr. Leif Rogers
* Take pre-op photos
* Meet with our Practice Manager Robin Chamberlain
* Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator Darren Schroader
* Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
* Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
* Have surgery
* Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post op visit

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