Case Study – Four-Piece Total Jawline Augmentation

  Background: The desire for a more pronounced and visible lower jawline exists in both men and women. The surgical methods to do so are more commonly requested by men particularly when it comes to a substantially larger jawline change. Making a jawline more evident focuses on increasing the size and shape at its ‘corners’,…Read More…

The Significance of Muscular and Tendinous Attachments in Jaw Angle Implant Surgery

  Augmentation of the jaw angle (often referred to as jawline augmentation) is becoming an increasingly popular aesthetic facial procedure. The  recognition that the back part of the jaw as similar aesthetic significance as that of the front part of the jaw (chin) creates a more comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach to lower facial aesthetic…Read More…

Case Study – Extreme Jawline Implant Augmentation

  Background: The shape and prominence of the lower jaw has a major influence on the perceived characteristic of a male. The more defined and stronger the jawline is the more masculine a man is perceived to be. That may or may not be actually true but the perception remains that it is. At the…Read More…

Technical Strategies – Screw Fixation of Jaw Angle Implants

  The placement of jaw angle implants has many unique aspects from other facial implants. It requires dissection in the most posterior part of the face done from inside the mouth making access and visibility challenging. It requires the largest muscle on the face to be lifted off the bone (masseter muscle) to place and…Read More…

Technical Strategies in Plastic Surgery – Flange Fixation of Displaced Jaw Angle Implants

  Jaw angle augmentation has become an increasingly popular facial implant procedure. While done more in men to enhance an overall weak jawline, it is even done in females who have thin lower faces and lack of any jaw angle width. While historically jaw angle implants only added width to the back part of the…Read More…

Case Study: Vertical Lengthening Jaw Angle Implants

  Background: A more well-defined jawline has become an aesthetic goal for many men and women today. While twenty years ago it was all about the amount of horizontal chin projection of the front of the jawline (and that is still true today), the back part of the jaw (jaw angles) is also recognized now…Read More…

Case Study: Vertical Lengthening Jaw Angle Implants

  Background: One of the emerging areas of facial implant augmentation is that of the jaw angles. While jaw angle implants have been around for nearly two decades, their designs have been exclusively made for increasing jaw angle width. While there are some patients who seek a wider and more flared posterior jawline, a width…Read More…

Case Study: Female Jawline Implant Augmentation

  Background: An underdeveloped jaw or mandible has been historically treated by chin and jaw angle implants. A chin implant enhances the front part of the jaw while jaw angle implants augment the posterior part of the jaw. While these types of facial implants are tremendously effective at augmenting the two obvious prominences of the…Read More…

Case Study: Strong Male Jawline Enhancement

Background: A well-defined and strong jawline is a desireable male feature. While modern culture and media have made it seem a recent attractive male trait, it has been so for as far back in history as pictures have been drawn and sculptures have been created. A strong lower facial structure provides not only good aesthetic…Read More…

Jaw Angle Augmentation: Matching Implant Styles and Jaw Angle Changes

  A well-defined jawline is a desired aesthetic feature of a male face. A strong lower skeletal profile not only provides a well balanced facial profile but also portrays an image of strength and virility. A strong jawline is created by the horizontal portion of the mandible (lower jaw) and composed of threee main components,…Read More…