The procedure is performed by inserting an implant
People who want to emphasize the sides of their jawline have implants inserted. Facial implants, therefore, jaw implants as well are specially formed, firm, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or enlarge the physical structure of the face. They come in multiple sizes and can also be custom-made.
Jaw corection surgery lasts 90 min and is performed under general anesthesia. Before the surgery the patient has to perform laboratory blood tests (complete blood count, biochemistry and coagulation) as well as urine test, ECG and, if needed, depending on your medical history, an internal medicine specialist checkup and MSCT of the face if needed after consultations with the surgeon. As before all procedures under general anesthesia, the patient is not allowed to eat or drink during the period of 6 hours before the surgery. Access to the sides of the jaw is intraoral, i.e. through the oral cavity, which means there are no visible scars on the outside.
After the jaw correction you will stay at the clinic for next 5 – 12 hours. Antibiotics and analgesics are usually prescribed after the surgery. We recommend liquid diet i.e. softer food that does not require much chewing. We also recommend that you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce the swelling. Due to the same reason, we recommend staying out of the sun and warmth, as well as avoiding warm food and drinks that evaporate to the face. Bandages are worn for 5-7 days. Stitches are removed after 7-14 days. After bandages are removed, there is a possibility of swelling or bruising. All of the aforementioned side effects should resolve within 14 days, however, with this procedure, swelling can be present for longer.
Result is visible immediately after the procedure, but the final result is visible after postsurgical swelling completely disappears and immediately after the procedure jawline seems more pronounced then planned due to tissue swelling.
Disclaimer: Results of jaw correction are individual, and can vary from one patient to another depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical build.