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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…

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