Every things you should know about JAW REDUCTION surgery
You might have never thought a jaw reduction surgery is even possible. We can get our noses reshaped, our sagging skin lifted and our facial wrinkles ironed-out. But can we really reshape the hard bony structure that is the human jaw? we trying to tell you Every things you should know about JAW REDUCTION surgery.
tanks to Iranian skilled and maverick plastic surgeons, even the jaw can now be reshaped to achieve that feminine jawline that is so integral to beauty.
In most cultures, particularly in Asia, a delicate, oval jaw is considered to be a hallmark of feminine beauty. If you are conscious about your square-shaped or wide jaw, you may want to undergo a procedure known as a jaw reduction surgery to trim your jaw line and make it v-shaped.
But this is not a trivial surgery and it is important that you fully understand what a jaw reduction surgery entails before you opt for it. Your surgeon might ask you to get a CT scan done just so that he is able to understand your facial structure better and can accordingly start planning and mapping your surgery.
?What can you hope to achieve with a jaw reduction surgery
The jaw reduction surgery can help make an overly long jaw shorter and more proportionate with the rest of the facial features as shown below.
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A jaw reduction surgery can also be used to made a square, wide jaw slimmer and more feminine in appearance as shown below.
? How is a jaw reduction surgery performed
Jaw reduction or jaw shaving, as many may call it, is a surgical procedure that seeks to permanently reduce and reshape the outer jaw to make it more streamlined and proportionate to the rest of the face.
This surgery seeks to make a U-shaped jaw into a V-shaped jaw, thus lending a youthful and feminine appearance to your face.
A large jaw is usually a genetically-inherited trait. This means that if a protruding or strong, square jaw line is a common trait in your family, then you are highly likely to develop a large or square-shaped jaw.
However, in some cases an enlarged jaw could be caused by a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
in which you are likely to clench or grind a your teeth at night (a condition known as Bruxism), often due to stress.
This repeated clenching strengthens and enlarges your jaw muscles, also known as Masseter muscles.
making your jaw look wider – this is somewhat similar to how your muscles grow when you do weight-training at the gym.
This enlargement of the jaw muscles is known as “Masseter Hypertrophy” and can also be a result of repeated chewing of gum or even due to dietary habits such as regular consumption of hard, chewy foods that strain the Masseter muscles.
Note that Masseter Hypertrophy can be “unilateral” or one-sided.
but is more commonly “bilateral” meaning that the enlargement occurs on both sides.
Masseter Hypertrophy is generally asymptomatic in nature.
implying that it does not cause any problems, in and of itself .
(although if it is caused by an underlying condition such as Bruxism
then the underlying condition can cause other problems and should be treated.
a reduction of enlarged jaw muscles is typically carried out only for aesthetic purposes.
If a square or U-shaped jaw is the result of enlarged jaw muscles, the condition is treated through non-surgical means.
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox.It is typically injected into the muscle which limits contractions of the jaw muscles.
thereby leading to muscle atrophy or shrinkage, over time. If the enlarged jaw muscle is a result of Bruxism or teeth grinding,
then this underlying condition can be treated through stress management, anxiety reduction or lifestyle and dietary changes.
A jaw reduction surgery is generally used to tackle the first of these two cases where a bulky jawbone rather than an enlarged masseter muscle is responsible for a square or heavy jaw.
After you have undergone this surgery,
you will notice a more symmetrical and smaller jawline once the post-surgical swelling has subsided.
A more proportionate jawline will increase your aesthetic appeal.
this job done by making you look much youthful and pleasant and hence will boost your confidence.
The advantage of this surgery is that the stitches are made inside your mouth and dissolvable .
you won’t have any visible scars either.