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Lower Jaw Implants

The angle of the jaw, otherwise known as mandible, is the back part of the lower jaw where some cosmetic implants are surgically inserted. By adding implants to the lower jaw of a person, it will make a weak jaw look much better and improved. A bigger jaw line is always regarded as a masculine feature. Women may not be much concerned about this facial feature if their lower jaw is proportionate with the rest of their other facial features. However, if they have a weak lower jaw, it will make their neck appear fleshy and their nose will appear bigger than usual. In men, a strong lower jaw is a vital part of their facial contour because this can define them as a person. A man with a weak jaw is perceived as a weak person all over. This can be easily remedied by lower jaw implants.

Lower jaw implants comes in different sizes and shapes which you can choose from. They are made from solid and semi-solid materials that are longer lasting that’s why a single procedure of lower jaw implants can be permanent. During your initial visit to your plastic surgeon, he will be briefing you regarding the procedure as well as describe to you the many kinds of implants available for the procedure. He will also tell about the proper post-operative care to avoid any complications after the surgery.

The lower jaw implant procedure is done by making an incision particularly on the either side of the lower lip. Your plastic surgeon will then form a pocket out the incision for the lower jaw implants to fit into. The implants are then inserted through the incision into the lower jaw area.

Moving your mouth may be difficult for about one week after the procedure. But it will improve during the next few months. Bruising in your jaw area is visible for the next few days. Your plastic surgeon will instruct you to limit your activity, set a dietary regimen, and give you dental hygiene guidelines. The stitches or sutures used in your surgery will dissolve in about seven days. After the surgery, your jaw will continue to swell for up to 48 hours. You can easily remedy this by putting ice packs over the swollen areas of your face. There may be some mild swelling felt for several months after the procedure. This swelling is less visible and sometimes only you can determine that there is a swollen part of your face.

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