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Tissue Responses to Jaw Angle Reduction Surgery

Reducing the width of the jaw angles is known as a gonioplasty procedure. It gets this name because the prominence of the jaw angles is known as the gonial angles which is located at the very back end of the lower border at the back of the jaw. When the width is aesthetically excessive, the Read More…

Three-Dimensional Jaw Angle Surgery

Changing the mandibular jaw angle can be one of the most challenging of all aesthetic facial skeletal surgeries. It is a tight space to work in from an intraoral approach and visualization is almost always suboptimal. Loupe magnification and a head light would be considered critical in any type of jaw angle surgery particularly that Read More…

Case Study – Female V-Line Jaw Narrowing Surgery

Background: Jaw or jawline reduction surgery is directed towards narrowing the lower third of the face. Very square or wide lower faces is either considered too masculine or aesthetically undesired in women in particular and in some men. While widely considered an Asian (particularly Korean) type surgery, it is becoming more commonly requested amongst Caucasians Read More…

Masseter Muscle Changes After Jaw Angle Reduction

Jaw angle reduction surgery, technically known as reduction gonioplasty, is a well known procedure to help reduce a square lower face. It is particularly common in Asians who often have more of a wider face with thicker masseter muscles and greater posterior jaw bone width. It has been practiced for years and is often part Read More…

A Comprehensive Approach to Asian Jawline Reshaping

Amongst certain Asian subgroups, the face is very wide particularly in its lower third which gives it a square facial contour/shape. Aesthetically this is not a desired facial shape as the lower face should be less wide than the upper face. As a result, reshaping of the jawline/mandible to make it more narrow has become Read More…

Case Study: Lateral Corticotomy Jaw Angle Reduction

Background: The frontal view of the face allows one to see its width from the forehead down to the jawline. This width and its proportion to the length of the face helps create an  overall facial shape. It is generally acknowledged that there are seven basic facial shapes which for women an oval shape is Read More…

Chin Narrowing and Lengthening for Slenderizing the Wide Lower Face

  Jaw angle reduction, also known as angloplasty, is one of the most commonly performed procedures for lower facial width reduction particularly in Asians. While it has been touted for years as a mainstay facial bone reduction procedure, it has both aesthetic advantages and disadvantages. When done aggressively through a bicortical amputation technique, it will Read More…

Asian Facial Reshaping by Cheek Narrowing and Jaw Angle Reduction

  Reflecting different facial characteristics from distant parts of the world is the difference between Eastern Asian and Caucasian facial bone structures. Prominent cheekbones and a strong jaw angle are common Asian features that are often asked to be reduced as they create a face that is perceived to be wide, square and relatively flat. Read More…

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