A strong and defined jawline is a beautiful or handsome feature on all men and women. There are many procedures in facial plastic surgery that are performed to help improve the strength and angulation along the jawline. One of these jaw procedures offered at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte is the mandibular angle implant to improve the jawline.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mandibular Angle Implant?
During a consultation, Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh will listen to the patient’s concerns and goals regarding their facial features. After understanding the patient’s goals, Dr.Kulbersh will analyze the patient’s facial balance and proportion. If during this analysis the patient is found to have a weak jawline near the ear, they would be a candidate for a chiseled jawline with a mandibular angle implant. As with all facial plastic surgery procedures, however, patients would have to be in good health to undergo facial plastic surgery.
How is the Jaw Angle Implant Procedure Performed?
A jaw angle implant procedure is a performed as an outpatient surgery. During the surgery, all of the incisions are made inside of the mouth. Through this incision, a pocket is made along the mandible/jawbone. After the pocket is made, multiple sizes and shapes of mandibular implants are placed in the pocket to identify which shape most closely creates the intended goals of the patient. After the correct size and shape are identified, the implant is placed in the pocket and secured to the bone with a small screw. After the implant is secured, the incision inside the mouth is closed with multiple absorbable stitches.
Why is a Screw Used to Secure the Jawline Implant?
The jawbone implant is positioned underneath a strong muscle called the masseter. A screw is required to secure the implant to prevent it from moving from a long-term pressure secondary to contraction of the masseter muscle. Learn more about chiseled jawline implants at WebMD.com.
What are the Implants Made of at Carolina Facial Plastics?
The jawline implants can be made with a variety of materials. At Carolina Facial Plastics, Dr. Kulbersh only uses implants made of silicone. The silicone is solid and mimics the jawbone. Silicone is an ideal material for jaw implants because it will not be absorbed by the body over time, which is a crucial feature. Jawbone angle implants can be easily removed at any time in the future if needed, which Dr. Kulbersh believes is an important quality for any facial implants.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
The recovery period after a jaw implant surgery takes about one week in most cases. After the surgery, the patient will have an elastic wrap over the area to help prevent swelling. This elastic wrap will be worn for one week. While bruising is possible, it is rather unusual.
The jaw will be tender for a few days but it is not an overly painful procedure. During the recovery time, patients will be limited to soft foods and will need to use a special mouthwash after eating. After one week, patients can resume their normal activities.
Patients will be presentable 1-2 weeks after surgery but the swelling will continue to resolve during the next 3 to 4 months. After the swelling has subsided, patients will be able to appreciate the final results of a mandibular angle implant surgery in Charlotte.
Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery in Charlotte
Carolina Facial Plastics was founded by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh and serves as the premier boutique facial plastic surgery center in North Carolina. During a consultation, Dr. Kulbersh will listen to your goals and concerns and decide if you would be a good candidate for a chiseled jawline with a mandibular angle implant surgery. To schedule a consultation at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte please fill out the online contact form here or call (704) 842-3644 today.
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