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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…

Risks of Jaw Angle Reduction Surgery

  A recent report out of China was that of a death due to plastic surgery. What was most significant about this report, besides the obvious tragedy, is the procedure which ultimately resulted in the patient’s demiss. While deaths from plastic surgery procedures are extremely uncommon and have been reported in the past, most involve Read More…

The Many Types of Facial Bone Reduction Surgery

  Changing one’s bony prominences is the primary method for altering the shape of the face. The face is composed of a variety of bones which have convex and concave contours. The external appearance of the face is highly influenced by the convex bone contours. From the brow bone down to the long curvilinear shape Read More…

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Jaw Angle Reduction

Jaw reduction strives to narrow the lower-third of the face, particularly that of the lower jaw and its muscle attachments. There are several techniques for jaw reduction, some surgical and others non-surgical. Jaw reduction is most common in Asians where there is a societal preference for a slender jaw profile. This is in contrast to Read More…

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