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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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Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Is there cosmetic surgery for wrinkled neck like a facelift?

Definitely!: Facelifts ( not mini-facelifts) usually include lifting the neck so as to tighten and smooth neck muscle and skin. Prominent "cords" (platysma muscle edges) in the front of the neck can be addressed during a facelift, as well. More difficult to treat are transverse neck creases. ...Read more

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If money is no problem, is there a teeth straightening surgery?

If money is no problem, is there a teeth straightening surgery?

Yes and NO: There are surgical procedures to both accelerate the process as well as correct skeletal jaw malocclusion but this does not usually replace completely the need for other forms of orthodontic treatment such as conventional braces or invisalign types of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the waiting period for jaw surgery and genioplasty?

What is the waiting period for jaw surgery and genioplasty?

2- 6 month: If you have already had pre -surgery orthodontic treatment , the surgery should be sooner. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments? .

Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?


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Not Always!: The fact is, gingivectomy is not a commonly used treatment for periodontitis. Depending on why you have excess gingival tissue, there may be alternative treatments! scaling and root planing and lanap or conventional surgery are other options. ...Read more

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What surgerys can fix vertical growth of the lower jaw, can upper jaw surgery alone fix a long face with a long lower third?

What surgerys can fix vertical growth of the lower jaw, can upper jaw surgery alone fix a long face with a long lower third?

Orthognathic Surgery: may correct gross jaw discrepancies (horizontal, vertical, or transverse). The surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery i can get for my teeth to show a little bit while my jaw is at rest?

Is there any kind of cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery i can get for my teeth to show a little bit while my jaw is at rest?

Yes: Go see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon in your area that is experienced with orthognathic surgery (jaw corrective surgery). Should your problem be caused by a soft tissue problem (unlikely) such as a long lip, then a plastic surgeon would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Premolar extraction orthodontics for overbite ruined my face. Is there any way to fix this?

Premolar extraction orthodontics for overbite ruined my face. Is there any way to fix this?

Apples and oranges: Premolars extractions are usually required when there is moderate to severe crowding or when there is a large horizontal overbite. If your overbite was both skeletal as well as dental, jaw surgery plus braces is often the best treatment. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for options. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

Could be natural: While some cases of "black" gums could be the result of the tissue becoming tattooed from certain metals used in crowns and fillings. Many people of Mediterranean and African origin have heavily pigmented gums which are totally natural. The former problem can be repaired by a periodontist, but the later is natural and it's beauty should be embraced! ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for correcting uneven eyes?

Is there a surgery for correcting uneven eyes?

Ptosis surgery: I assume you mean asymetrical drooping lids. There is good surgery called levator resection to even up the position of the lids and restore symmetry. This is commonly done by a specialty called oculoplastic surgery. ...Read more

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Receding gum line on a molar. I'm 22. Is there any treatment for this or do I need graft surgery ! help?

Receding gum line on a molar. I'm 22. Is there any treatment for this or do I need graft surgery ! help?

Possible graft: Receding gums in young people generally means the gun is thin, the root too prominent, or there is an abbarant muscle pull . Make sure you aren't over scrubbing the area. As a periodontist, gum grafting is a common procedure i perform routinely. The earlier treated, the easier the procedure. It isn't a major surgery. Have a periodontist look at the tooth to see if you need one or not. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for flabby upper arms?

Is there surgery for flabby upper arms?

Liposuction: Liposuction is very effective for reducing those "bat wings" that won't go away no matter how aggressively you diet. Plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists do the procedure. Find someone with lots of experience. ...Read more

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What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

Brow lift: There are several types of brow lifts. The most common are a coronal brow lift and endoscopic brow lift. The coronal is utilized for more severe brow droop, while the endoscopic is more commonly performed in mild/moderate brow ptosis. Coronal leaves a scar in hair extending from ear to ear, the endoscopic leaves 3-5 small 2 cm incisions in scalp. ...Read more

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About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?

About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?

Depends-which teeth?: Think of the root as shaped like an ice cream cone. Hold the cone with two hands all the way up to the scoop. Now take away the top hand. How much control remains? Same thing in the mouth, I have seen front tooth cases with almost 90% vertical bone loss survive. Multi- rooted/molar teeth? Poorer prognosis. Ask your dentist for a qualified referral if s/he not able to provide treatment. ...Read more

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Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no

Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no

BRIDGE IS FUNCTIONAL: A bridge to restore a space from lost teeth is first and foremost to restore function. Your insurance company can not deny you reimbursement for a bridge unless they have a pre-existing clause before you received the benefit (teeth extracted ptior to your policy start date). They may offer only a removable denture but who wants that. Implants are the best solution if you have the bone support. ...Read more

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What serious complications does a facial reconstruction procedure present to the patient? Regarding facial reconstruction surgery for my jaw to correct a severe overbite, I am very wary of complications that may occur due to the invasive nature of orthogn

What serious complications does a facial reconstruction procedure present to the patient? Regarding facial reconstruction surgery for my jaw to correct a severe overbite, I am very wary of complications that may occur due to the invasive nature of orthogn

See: See both a qualified Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral Surgeon for answers. Surgery alone is almost never indicated because teeth have adapted to your malocclusion and will not fit/function if only the jaws are corrected. Complications are the same as for any surgical procedure. As there are many types of jaw surgery, you need to discuss your needs with Surgeon directly. ...Read more

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