V-line square jaw surgery to solve the square jaws and big face troubles.
What is square jaw surgery?
wWhen the widths of the temple and the mouth edge areas are about 1: 0.8 ratio, which can be said a beautiful ratio. If the ratio the mouth edge areas exceeds 0.9, it can be described as a square jaw. In this case, the square jaw reduction can improve it.
T osteotomy is one of the most natural and sure methods to make the V-line
This is the surgery that cut the chin in a T-shape, gathers the end of the chin, and then removes the mandible angle parts that protrude from the both sides.
Mandible angle resection
Mandible angle resection is a surgery to remove the mandible angle, the edge below the lower jaw. This surgery can reduce the jaw angle gently from below the ear to the tip of the chin.
Cortical bone resection
Cortical bone resection is a surgery to remove the outer cortex of the jaw bone. This surgery not only reduces the bone thickness but also decreases the muscles around the bones, so it is the most effective method to improve the outcome when seeing from the front.
Buccal fat removal
If you have a lot of soft tissue in your cheek, it looks like a square jaw or a broad face regardless of bones. This is a surgery to make the facial contour clearer by removing the fat of the cheek.
Masseter muscle reduction
If the jaw is enlarged due to development of the masseter muscle (masticatory muscle), it can be reduced by Botox injection or radiofrequency with electric shock to masseter muscle. This treatment can reduce facial width.
Safety: Safe surgery that minimize damage the nerve lines:
The Face Dental clinic uses more than one method for square jaw reduction. We use a variety of surgical methods to match the type of patient. Therefore, it shows significant post-surgery improvements. In addition, The Face Dental clinic checks bone thickness and nerve lines of the patient to proceed the surgery using 3D-CT equipment and others as well as digital X-ray.
Definite V-line effect
To maximize the frontal effect, V-line surgery also well known as T-osteotomy, is performed. You can expect a natural V-line effect to the tip of the chin. This surgery also has an excellent effect on the U-shape square jaw with wide chin, which was not solved by square jaw reduction and chin reduction used in the past.
Maximize the frontal effects through volume square jaw surgery.
Volume square jaw surgery pursues a well-balanced face shape to satisfy the frontal effects at once. This is a surgery that makes lines be defined from any angles. It is performed with contour resection to improve the profile, cortical bone resection to dramatically improve the frontal effect, and high frequency muscle resection.
Does this surgery require general anesthesia?
Yes, the square jaw reduction or malarplasty are done under general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist who resides in our hospital conducts anesthesia in the operation room. The surgery takes about one hour. After the surgery, the patient should be hospitalized for one day and can leave the next day
Is the v-line surgery more dangerous than other square jaw surgery?
T-osteotomy does not make more dangerous condition. Rather, this surgery is performed only at the end of the jaw to avoid the nerve line, so patients can have surgery more safely
Is there any problem if I don't remove the fixation pin?
The fixation pins connecting the osteotomy are completely harmless to the human body. This can not be touched and it doesn’t respond to metal detectors in airport security. If desired, it can be removed under simple anesthesia 6 months after surgery.
What is better between the volume square jaw surgery and V-line square jaw surgery?
The surgery method that is appropriate for the patient depends on the face type, the structure of the facial bones, and the preferences of the patient. The Face Dental clinic offers counseling and diagnosis to help patients to determine better, and suggests the optimal surgery method.
After the square jaw surgery, doesn't it go back to the square jaw again?
In the case of conventional cortical resection or muscle reduction, the face may return to the original square jaw-shaped face when the muscles are enlarged again after surgery. However, the Face Dental clinic plans the surgery after carefully examining not only the patient's facial bones but also the muscle condition, so there is little possibility of becoming a square jaw again.
Are the fixation pins really needed?
If you don’t fix the bones completely, they will not knit together causing unstable healing and movement of the cheek bones, which leads to sagging of the cheeks. There may be recurrence or asymmetry and in some cases, bone movement may occur causing sound.
I'm afraid of getting severely sagging cheeks after malarplasty surgery.
In the case of malarplasty, it is not possible to prevent sagging cheeks by 100%. However, we can minimize sagging cheeks through the osteotomy design in the surgery planning stage. In addition, sagging cheeks can be minimized with minimal incision and soft tissue fixation during the surgery.
Is it necessary to remove the pin?
The fixation pins connecting the osteotomy areas are made of metal called titanium, which is harmless to the human body. Since titanium can not be touched or visible, it is not found in metal detectors in airport security. However, if desired, absorbable pins can be used.