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|Dr. Slupchynskyj is Double Board Certified with training specific to the head, neck and face. As a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, he is considered a "Face specialist". How is this different from other Plastic Surgery practices? General Plastic Surgeons are trained to treat the entire body. Facial Plastic Surgeons are trained to treat only the neck and face.
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Jaw Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
Jaw Augmentation (Mandibular) Facial Plastic Surgery
JAW AUGMENTATION (MANDIBULAR) SURGERY A sculpted jaw, which is proportion
to the rest of the face, provides balance to facial features and helps to create
what we perceive as beautiful and desirable facial features. A strong jaw in men
can give them that “chiseled” look and portray create the appearance of
masculinity whereas a weak jaw may appear feminine. Not everyone has the benefit
of having a jaw naturally in balance with his or her facial features. A small or
weak jaw can make a nose look larger or smaller than it is and a chin larger
than it is. Jaw Augmentation Surgery works to reverse this imbalance, restoring
and or creating a youthful and proportionately pleasing face. It can give
balance to what is a less defined face or further augment an existent jaw
WHAT IS JAW AUGMENTATION SURGERY? Dr. Slupchynskyj's Jaw
Augmentation Surgery involves uses synthetics or biological materials to
augment, and make the mandibular structure of the face more prominent and
aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Slupchynskyj's technique involves an oral approach
where the incisions are made inside the mouth, on either side of the lower lip,
creating pockets in which to insert the Jaw Implants. It is important to know that
the Jaw Implant is shaped to match your specific jaw line. Dissolvable sutures are
used to close the incisions. There are no visible scars in this case and oral
incisions heal quickly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JAW AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
- Jaw Augmentation
Surgery is effective and safe.
- Jaw implants are designed to last a lifetime.
- Jaw Augmentation Surgery can further enhance an existing jaw structure or
augment a weak jaw structure.
- Jaw Augmentation Surgery utilizing Dr.
Slupchynskyj's technique does not have any visible scarring.
- Jaw Augmentation
Surgery helps create a well proportioned, aesthetically pleasing face.
Augmentation Surgery helps to sculpt a poorly defined face, giving beautiful
contour and balance.
- Jaw Augmentation Surgery can be performed in conjunction
with other procedures, commonly done with Chin Augmentation, Cheek Augmentation
IS JAW AUGMENTATION RIGHT FOR ME? Good health and realistic expectations
are necessary for any successful result in cosmetic surgery. Jaw Augmentation
Surgery is a good choice if you have a weak or inferior jaw and wish for a
stronger, more defined jaw. Jaw Augmentation Surgery is also a good choice to
enhance what you naturally have. During your consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj will
help determine your needs by examining your overall facial structure from front
and as well as both profile views. Symmetry of your cheek, chin and nose will
also be taken into consideration and analyzed. It is not uncommon to learn that
you may require Cheek Augmentation and or Chin Augmentation to create facial
features in complete harmony with each other. After examining your face, Dr.
Slupchynskyj will discuss with you his suggested placement, shape and size of
the Jaw Implants. Last, risks, which may affect surgical outcome, will be
discussed at length.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MY JAW AUGMENATION SURGERY?
Jaw Augmentation Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts approximately one to
two hours depending upon the case and if you have another procedure being
performed. Your results are immediate. Your ability to speak and smile may be
limited the first few days. Swelling peaks at about 48 hours post surgery, which
is normal and will start to diminish within five to seven days and resolve
completely within a few weeks.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO JAW AUGMENTATION SURGERY? WHAT IS MY RECOVERY TIME?
Dr. Slupchynskyj will advise you to avoid any strenuous activity until he is
confident you are healed. Dr. Slupchynskyj will also advise when you can return
to normal activity, which for most patients, is within one to two weeks post
surgery. Many patients return to work within five to seven. You will be advised
to chew soft or liquid foods and maintain excellent oral hygiene during the
healing process, as lack of oral hygiene increases risk of infection.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF JAW AUGMENTATION SURGERY LAST? Jaw implants are
designed to last a lifetime.