Jaw shaving surgery is a surgical procedure that can be used to reduce the size of a person’s lower jaw. This type of surgery is generally performed on people who have an oversized lower jaw and have difficulty breathing or eating because of it. It can also be done for aesthetic purposes. Jaw shaving with Dr. Edmund Kwan of New York, New York, is a cost-effective way of addressing large or unusually shaped jawlines.
What Type of Jawline Correction Procedure Might I Need?
The first step in any jaw reduction surgery is determining exactly what type of procedure will best address your particular condition. Some conditions may require one specific approach, while others may require a combination of several different approaches to achieve adequate results. In general, however, most jaw reduction surgeries involve shaving down excess bone from either the front of the mandible or the back of the jawbone, depending on where the bone is oversized. Often, this procedure can be performed through traditional surgical incisions in either your mouth or your neck.
What Can I Expect After Jaw Shaving Surgery?
After surgery, some patients may require experience stiffness of the jaws and teeth, but most people can resume normal activities quickly. If you are considering jaw shaving surgery for yourself, it is important to discuss all potential risks and benefits with your doctor so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not this type of procedure is right for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for Jaw Shaving Surgery?
A good candidate for jaw shaving surgery will typically be a person with an excess or oversized lower jaw. Some people also find that their enlarged jaws can negatively impact their appearance, and these individuals may also want to consider undergoing this type of procedure. Other factors that may influence whether or not you are considered a good candidate include your overall health, the location of your bone overgrowth, and any other medical conditions you may have. If you consider this type of procedure, be sure to discuss all potential risks and benefits.
How Should I Prepare for Jaw Shaving Surgery?
Before scheduling your procedure, a consultation appointment is required to talk to Dr. Edmund Kwan about the procedure and learn about the risks and benefits. You should also let your physician know if you have any allergies or taking any medications, as these may influence the ability to have the procedure performed. Before the surgery, it is generally recommended that patients avoid eating anything for several hours before the jaw shaving procedure. Before your appointment, Dr. Kwan might ask you to stop certain over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as blood thinners or anti-inflammatory drugs, so there are no complications during the procedure. It’s also good to arrange for someone you know to drive you home after your surgery and help care for you during the first few days following your procedure.
Learn More About Jawline Correction with Jaw Shaving Surgery
Call Dr. Edmund Kwan of New York, New York, at (212) 734-4442 to request a consultation visit at one of his practice locations, including New Jersey, Flushing, and Manhattan. Patients can also request virtual consultations by calling the office or through an online appointment.
We offer 3D imaging prior to surgery to properly assess.