Jaw Reduction

Jaw reduction, also known as mandibular contouring or jawline reduction, is a surgical procedure that is performed to reshape the jawline by removing excess bone or soft tissue from the jaw. This procedure is typically used to create a more symmetrical and balanced facial appearance by reducing the size of the jaw, particularly in cases where the jawline is too wide or too prominent. Jaw reduction surgery may also be used to treat conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), sleep apnea, and bruxism (teeth grinding). The procedure involves making incisions inside the mouth to access the jawbone, which is then reshaped using a variety of surgical tools. Recovery time following jaw reduction surgery typically ranges from several days to a few weeks, and patients may experience some swelling and discomfort during this time. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with jaw reduction surgery, including infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and poor wound healing. Therefore, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing the surgery.

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