If you want a well-defined jawline, consider cosmetic jaw surgery at Sacramento Surgical Arts. If you have a broad or long jaw, it might not match the rest of your facial features. Cosmetic surgery can improve the shape of your face by slimming down your jawline. Learn more about the procedure and benefits below.
What Is Cosmetic Jaw Surgery?
Jawline or orthognathic surgery reshapes your jaw and chin. The surgeon improves the look of your face by enhancing or reducing these areas. Typically, reducing the jawline creates a slimmer look. Additionally, this surgery helps realign the jaw for health reasons.
If you want to change your jaw’s appearance or have jaw pain from TMJD, cosmetic jawline surgery may work for you. The surgeon may prefer to wait until the jawline has fully developed prior to performing the procedure.
Our highly qualified team of cosmetic surgeons will meet with you for a consultation to discuss any questions that you may have. At this time, we can show you the benefits of the procedure and how it can enhance your appearance.
Benefits and Risks Sacramento Surgery for Jawline
With any medical procedure, you face benefits and risks involved with cosmetic jaw surgery.
Benefits of this surgery include the following:
- Reduced jawline length and width
- Giving the chin a defined appearance
- Contouring of the face
- Correcting asymmetric or prominent chin
- Risks of this procedure include the following:
- Loss of blood
- Nerve injury
- Fracture in the jaw
- Relapse to the former position
- Joint pain
You may require additional surgery for conditions that result in difficulty eating or problems with your bite. Our surgeons often combine cosmetic jaw surgery with other procedures for a more dramatic result.
Cosmetic Jawline Surgery at Sacramento Surgical Arts
During cosmetic jaw surgery, you are under general anesthesia. Usually, the surgeon will make the incision inside the mouth to avoid visible scarring. For a misaligned jaw, the surgeon will cut and reposition the bone. Screws, plates, and wires secure the jaw during the healing process. The screws integrate with the jaw and remain in position. For clients who need a jaw reduction, the surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth and uses a laser or tiny saw to shave off the excess bone.
This surgery impacts the jaw, chin, and teeth. We can perform cosmetic jaw surgery on the upper or lower jaw.
For your convenience, we have several locations, so choose the cosmetic surgery office closest to you.
What to Expect Following Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
After the procedure, your face may swell. The amount of swelling depends on the intensity of the surgery. However, the swelling begins to go down after a few days.
Carefully follow the instructions on what you can drink or eat during recovery. The doctor will also prescribe pain medication to help you sleep. Part of the instruction includes how to sleep without injuring or compromising the results of the surgery. Since the recovery length depends on many factors, consult with the surgeon regarding when you can return to work at normal activities.
Avoid smoking and strenuous activities until your jaw is fully healed. As the swelling goes down, you will notice permanent changes. Many clients also decide to get braces following cosmetic jaw surgery.
Cosmetic Jaw Surgery in Sacramento
At Sacramento Surgical Arts, our maxillofacial and oral surgeons work hard to put you at ease during the consultation. We want to understand your goals for cosmetic surgery to create the right treatment plan for you. Visit our oral surgery before and after gallery for inspiration and see the results achieved by real patients. Check out our nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and contact us at 866.930.5837 to schedule an appointment today.