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What is Jaw Correction Surgery?

It is very common for people to feel conscious about their looks. After all, they are being judged by simply their appearance. The good news is, you can have jaw correction surgery procedures so you don’t have to feel self-conscious anymore. Jaw correction surgery is a viable solution for those who want to achieve facial symmetry.

There are 7 types of face shapes: heart, round, square, oblong, triangle, diamond, and oval. Generally, women want oval-shaped faces while men want square-shaped faces. Due to the genetic make-up of people, face shapes are different. Traumas and accidents can also cause the face to change and become asymmetrical. Jaw correction surgery is a fairly common procedure and is used to change facial shapes. Aside from changing the form of the jaw, it can also help resolve conditions such as the lack of a prominent chin, a gummy smile, overbites, crossbites, and toothy smiles.

If you are looking to get jaw correction surgery, you might need to undergo a follow up procedure to get the most satisfactory results. According to plastic surgeons, most patients who have undergone jaw correction surgery also request for these procedures:

  • Genioplasty – This is also known as chin repositioning or chin surgery. To make your face completely symmetrical, you chin should be at the center and complement your new jaw.
  • Bimaxillary osteotomy – This complex procedure involves bone grafting, overnight monitoring, and blood transfusion.
  • Mandibular sagittal split osteotomy – A procedure designed to reposition or correct the lower jaw or mandible.
  • Le Fort Type 1 – This procedure corrects the structure and alignment of the upper jaw.
  • Le Fort Type 3 – This modification is for repositioning parts mid-face, such as the cheeks, nose, and the upper jaw.

To find out if jaw correction surgery is for you, contact a reputable plastic surgeon.


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