Having a square lower jaw is considered a masculine trait by most people throughout the world. A wider jawline can cause the entire face to take on a square appearance and can also distort the natural look of the proportion of one's chin and neck.
Also known as the mandible, the jaw can cause disharmony in the face when asymmetry is involved. The widening of the jaw can occur with age because of enlargement of the bone, or from enlargement of the muscles used for chewing.
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What does surgery entail?
When you contact our team at the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group about jaw reduction, you will receive the caring help and resourceful information you are looking for.
Our Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Miranda, will sit down with you during a consultation to discuss your specific goals, the procedure itself and what to expect after the surgery. Our office will never force you to make the decision to get plastic surgery or a certain procedure because we know that true patient satisfaction comes from listening to our patient's needs and preferences.
During the jaw reduction procedure, Dr. Miranda will make in an incision in the mouth where he will use a special electrical hand instruments to make precise cuts on the jaw bone, shaving off and contouring certain areas. This is an outpatient surgery, and patients should expect at least one week of recovery time following this procedure.
Some patients may require a longer period of recovery, and our office will continue to check up on patients post-surgery.
Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction
In recent years, the injection of Botox® has become a popular alternative for patients who suffer from thickening of the jaw muscles. Botox injections carry fewer risks and can also help patients who have problems with grinding their teeth during the night.
It is important to note that improvement occurs naturally and maximal improvement can be noticed between three to nine months after treatment. There is no downtime with this type of jaw reduction and the Botox will be administered directly to the enlarged masseter muscles.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about this procedure, do not hesitate to contact a San Francisco plastic surgeon at our office.