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Doctor insights on: Cosmetic Surgery For A Receding Lower Jaw

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Is there cosmetic surgery for a receding lower jaw?

Is there cosmetic surgery for a receding lower jaw?

Yes.: If the teeth are in a normal position, a chin implant is good for a "slightly" small chin; if lots of projection is needed, movement of the chin itself is the best option. However, if the teeth are in an abnormal position, formal jaw surgery (moving teeth and chin together) may be necessary. See a plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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Which cosmetic surgery is appropriate for a receding lower jaw?

Which cosmetic surgery is appropriate for a receding lower jaw?

Genioplasty?: Presuming that your lower jaw and teeth are reasonably normal, your chin can be augmented either with a chin implant or by advancing the chin bone slightly to improve your appearance. If the problem is that the whole lower jaw is small or abnormal then jaw advancement surgery (a more significant procedure) may be indicated. You should see a plastic surgeon or oral surgeon about the correct option. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic surgery to to fix your jaw line, chin or mouth area?

Is there a cosmetic surgery to to fix your jaw line, chin or mouth area?

Yes: Fillers anf fat grafting can be used to augment the soft tissues and lift the corner of the mouth. Liposuction can define the jaw line. The bone can be augmented with implants and bone grafts. Surgical lifts can also be used. I recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

Could you move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

It depends: If the problem is a dental one yes .But it will be difficult if skeletal (micro gnathia). ...Read more

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Can you get oral surgery for a very small lower jaw on child?

Can you get oral surgery for a very small lower jaw on child?

No: Lower jaw surgery is usually limited to non-growing individuals. If lower jaw is too small, orthodontic treatment can harmonize jaw size. ...Read more

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Jaw surgery to correct a protruding lower jaw, what should I expect during recovery phase?

Jaw surgery to correct a protruding lower jaw, what should I expect during recovery phase?

Recovery in a 41 y/o: It of course depends on many factors, but at age 41 it can take a lot out of you. The first week can be pretty rough...Lots of swelling and numbness, some pain but should be manageable, liquid diet, lots of rest. After the first week, recovery speeds up, but still takes about 6 weeks to completely recover from. In my experience most healthy patients return to work in 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I broke my jaw when I was younger and now my lower jaw needs to move back 2mm. I can't afford jaw surgery, what else can I do?

Sometimes: Sometimes there are no other solutions. See a qualified Orthodontist to see if moving teeth can reduce your malrelationships, or if you need a combination of tooth movement and jaw movement for problem resolution. ...Read more

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I have bad overbite,was suggestd for double jaw surgery, advancin lower jaw 1cm. Cn i choose compromise method fr now and do jaw surgery later in life?

Jaw alignment: Your occlusion or how your teeth fit together is not an emergency and I would recommend getting several expert opinions and in the mean time addressing symptoms if any, such as TMJ. You can delay the procedure, but remember the older you get, the more medical conditions may arise to potentially complicate the surgery. ...Read more

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