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Basic Concepts in Jaw Reduction II. Bony Jaw Reduction

Bony jaw reduction consists of different techniques in the location and extent of lower facial reshaping than does masseter muscle reduction. Known as jaw shaving, jaw contouring, or most commonly V-line surgery, this collection of procedures removes bone from the length of the lower jaw to change its shape and size. Jaw bone reshaping can Read More…

Basic Concepts in Jaw Reduction 1. Muscle Reduction

Jaw reduction is a generic term for a variety of lower facial reshaping procedures. Often lumped into one general category, the reality is that a variety of bone and muscle reshaping procedures are available to create a lower jaw that appears more narrow or slimmer. While these jaw reduction procedures are done for largely an Read More…

Avoiding Jaw Angle Implant Reveal in Custom Jawline Implant Designs

One of the main motivations for men to undergo a custom jawline implant is to have stronger or more defined jaw angles. Such jaw angles, like that of the chin, is a three dimensional structure of which its width, vertical length and profile shape must be considered in the design. Many patients erroneously think that Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Jawline Implant Replacement/Coverage of Prior Sliding Genioplasty and Chin and Jaw Angle Implants

Background:  Custom jawline implants (CJI) provide the most effective bone augmentation method for the lower face. But it frequently is not the first jaw augmentation procedure done in some patients. Approximately 40% of CJI patients have a prior history of other more limited procedures. Standard chin and jaw angle implants, sliding genioplasties, chin wing osteotomies, Read More…

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