Jaw implants are a surgical procedure designed to help men and women achieve a more prominent jawline. Jaw implants come in various sizes, shapes, and styles allowing patients to customize their appearance however they desire. For a more dramatic facial enhancement, patients can opt to have other surgical procedures done at the same time.
How Does It Work?
The outpatient procedure is done under general anesthesia. Dr. Farole will make an incision along the inside of the mouth leaving no visible scarring. A pocket is formed to hold the implant in place and the implant is inserted alongside the jawbone. He will then carefully close the wound with dissolvable stitches.
Jaw implants can be a somewhat complex procedure. To ensure the best outcome possible, it’s a good idea to choose a board-certified surgeon who specializes in advanced facial surgeries such as Dr. Farole. He’ll work closely with you to give you the look you want with minimal downtime or side effects.
The most common post-surgical side effects include mild swelling and soreness. Any pain can easily be managed with over-the-counter medication. Patients are encouraged to eat soft food several days after their surgery. You can return to your daily routine approximately 7-10 days post-procedure.
Is It Right for Me?
Men and women looking to improve the overall balance of their facial appearance can do so with a stronger-looking jaw. If you have a weak jaw and would like a more defined profile, you may be a good candidate for jaw implants.
The ideal candidate for jaw implants is a non-smoker in overall good health. You should have a properly functioning jaw and teeth for the best outcome.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
A more prominent jawline will be noticeable immediately following your surgery. As swelling subsides over the course of the next several weeks, final results will become evident. Because jaw implants are made of a solid material, they do not need to be replaced unless they’re damaged due to injury.