A lot of men prefer a wide and strong jawline but there are also a lot of men nowadays who want to have more slender features.Especially for a lot of women, a developed mandible is a disadvantage as it gives strong appearance which may lessen their confidence. In addition, asymmetrical and unbalanced jawbones may cause great inconvenience in the daily life as it may cause disruption in the facial aesthetics and cause discomfort. Gonioplasty is a relatively simple operation that cuts the developed jawbone and gently adjusts the angle to give a soft and natural impression and help create slim facial lines. There are two kinds of method of making an incision below the front jaw and through an intraoral incision, but since the scars are not visible from outside, in most cases, gonioplasty is performed in the oral cavity. The disadvantage is that the swelling takes longer than the external incision because it must be done in a relatively narrow space.
2. V-line surgery
Wide, flat and long chin give a strong and masculine look. V-line chin reduction surgery reduces the length and width of the chin and shortens the angle for a cute and feminine impression. On the contrary, if the front jaw is not developed and is retracted or weak, surgery can move the chin forward and correct it with a thin and long chin.
Like the mandible jaw or chin, the development of the cheekbones gives a masculine and strong impression. Malarplasty, in particular, is one of the more popular surgeries for Asians whose facial curvature is relatively non-stereoscopicand it is possible to have a slim and small face by applying various methods such as cutting, shaving, and pushing in consideration of the overall proportion of the face without making scars that progress through the oral cavity.
Get ready for facial contouring surgery
Be well informed about instructions before the surgery through the consultation. This includes about smoking, medications taken, tickets, what to bring during the stay, length of stay after discharged, and fasting before surgery.
Below are some things to keep in mind to prepare for and recovery from surgery.
• Smokers should quit smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Smoking increases the risk of side effects. When smoking, the chemicals in cigarettes act as free radicals and interfere with the postoperative recovery process. Long recovery periods can cause scars to form in large or strange shapes, cause inflammation due to poorly healed scars, and serious side effects that require removal of the implant. If you continue to smoke, your doctor may not proceed with the surgery.
• You should not
drink alcohol one week before surgery.
• Do not consume any food or drink, including water, at least six hours before your surgery.
• Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications that can cause bleeding, and vitamins, fish oils, and herbal supplements that can cause swelling should be stopped two weeks before surgery.
After facial contouring
Surgery is usually performed over two hoursper process through general anesthesia. After surgery, the patient recovers for about an hour under the observation of the anesthesiologist in the recovery room and then transferred to the room. You will be discharged by the regulation of hospitalization depend on the surgery you have had and the pain or swelling may persist for two to three days. After a week, follow check-up will be done by your doctor for abnormalities or remove the stitchesthen you can go back to your home if there is no abnormalities found. The swelling gradually subsides and disappears over 4-6 months.
• Avoid drinking, smoking and eating hard foods for at least one month and get plenty of rest.
• Intense activities and sports should be avoided for at least one month.
• Avoid physical contact on surgicalarea for at least 3-4 weeks.
Risks of facial contouring surgery
Facial contouring surgery includes risk below
• Bleeding and hematoma formation
• Fluid collection
• Slow recovery of the incision site
• Keloid or asymmetrical scar formation
• Temporary or permanent sensory changes
• Asymmetry or incisura
• Tooth damage and breakage
• decreased skin elasticity
Q & A
Q: How long after facial contouring surgery can I have a normal diet?
A: At the beginning of the surgery, the swelling is severe and cannot open the mouth wide enough. Straws can be supplied with liquid foods, and as a result of steady facial muscle movements and swellinggoes down, the soft foods can be eaten from the 4th or 5th day and then can start normal diet without hard or strong-tasting food after a week of surgery.
Q: I’m worried about drooping. How often do I need to have facial lifting after facial contouring surgery?
A: Reduction of bone volume due to facial contouring leaves muscle and skin relatively, but it is hard see the actual sagging by naked eyes but as time goes by, the skin’s elasticity decreases due to aging, and it is common to have additional facial lifting. However, in the case of facial contouring, which is conducted in our hospital, more cases have been conducted in accordance with various needs of various patients, and special techniques of specialists are performing internal muscle lifting at the same time with facial surgery at a certainadditional cost. For Lifting issues, it is depends on the age and skin elasticity of the patient after surgery, but at least 5 to 10 years, you do not have to worry about sagging.
Q: I already had facial contouring surgery and I want to do it again. Can surgery be done again?
A: Yes it is possible. Many Koreans have already undergone reoperation due to dissatisfaction with their surgery before, and we will provide detailed explanation that how did the surgery went before and will guide on how to proceed with the correction surgery through X-ray during consultation. In addition, X-rays will be taken immediately after the surgery to make sure that the surgery went well as we explained at the consultation.
Q: How long does swelling last after surgery?
A: Swelling will be maximum until the first 3 days after surgery. In about 7 to 10 days, the swelling is noticeably missing, and the phenomenon such as bruising and redness disappears. After about 1 month, the large swelling subsides and all swelling finally disappears over total of 4-6 months
Q: I want to do double jaw surgery instead of facial contour surgery. Is it possible?
A: We do not perform the double jaw surgery for cosmetic reason at our plastic surgery center. However, for functional reasons, surgery is possible at the dental department.
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