- Facial, Jaw Implants
JAW IMPLANT CASE #22
A 21-year-old cosmetic surgery West Palm Beach patient wanted to find weather we can do “anything to improve his weak lower jaw”. He wanted “a more square and stronger jaw”.
On preoperative evaluation in our cosmetic surgery office in Fort Lauderdale he presented with signs of a weak, underdeveloped (hypoplastic) jaw angles which gave his face a triangular shape (left). We discussed placement of silicone jaw implants to enlarge the jaw and create a stronger, more masculine jaw and face.
His surgery was performed in general anesthesia in our office surgery center. It involved placement of silicone implants over the jaw’s angle. Jaw implants were placed through incisions inside the mouth. His recovery was fast, painless with minimal swelling; patient was placed on liquid and soft diet and strict oral hygiene for 10 days until his incisions were healed.
A profile view of the same patient; notice a lack of definition and bulk in the portion of the jaw in front of the ear (left). A significant improvement in this area as well as the entire jaw was achieved by augmentation with jaw implants (right). Notice a well defined lower yaw line and strong, masculine look after augmentation.