Jaw reduction

Jaw Angle Reduction is also called Reduction Angleplasty is done to individuals who have wide jaw line or square face. It reduces the width of the lower face and change a square face to an oval one. This procedure can enhance the masculine features, in men while in women it can give an impression of strength and confidence. In some, however, the jaw can be disproportionately wide as compared to the rest of the face or zygomas and mandibular angles are overly prominent that upsets the balance of the face. This is one reason for aesthetic Mandible Angle Reduction. The incision of mandible angle reduction is commonly done inside the mouth which means the scar will be invisible.

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Risks and complications

All surgical procedures carry some risk. The risks of undergoing buttock implant surgery include infection, unsatisfactory results, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and the need for second, or sometimes third, procedures. Risks are minimal, although, as with any surgery, complications can arise.

Care after surgery

Swelling and skin discoloration are common and usually will subside within a week or two. Stitches will be removed after about seven days. When the operation is carried out from the inside of mouth, gargle your mouth with mouthwash for at least 10 days. Keep incision region clean and dry. Apply prescribed antibiotic ointment to staples and stitches. Dry thoroughly with gauze. Keep ice compresses on the surgical region continuously for the first 48 hours. Do not use hot dryer, when dry up your hair. Avoid steam baths and saunas for several months. Start with clear fluids and increase as tolerated. Avoid foods that are chewy for the first 2 weeks. No chewing of hard foods or tough foods for 2-4 weeks after surgery. You are to stay on a light diet. No alcohol and no smoking for 2 weeks if possible as they increase swelling; or have only in moderation. You will be asked to keep your head slightly elevated for a few days.

Preparation prior to surgery

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Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.

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Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.

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Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.

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You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.

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Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

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