Square jaw reduction surgery (part of V-line surgery), also known as mandibuloplasty or mandible reduction, is a procedure where a plastic surgeon permanently changes the shape of the lower jaw. This procedure is typically performed to achieve a smaller jaw shape, a more curved jaw, and a smoother jawline. Because this surgery is performed on the lower half of the face, there are numerous nerve endings and blood vessels in that region which makes it necessary for This procedure to only be performed by an expert surgeon with extensive experience. This procedure must also be performed in a clinic that has advanced medical and safety equipment that is not found in all clinics.
What a mandible jaw reduction entails varies from person to person and is determined by their needs and desires. Some people only want their jaw to be done, while others may also want their chin to be reduced.
There are two types of cuts that can be done when undergoing mandible jaw reduction. The first is called the shortcut, which goes from the back of the jaw bone to the middle of the jaw bone. The surgeon makes an incision from the inside of the mouth, designs on the bone, and then creates a diagonal cut and removes the measured amount needed with a handheld cutting tool. The jaw can then be smoothed out and shaped if needed. No pins or plates are required. The doctor then sutures the area.
The other kind of cut is called the Long Cut. This goes from the back of the jaw bone to the front of the chin. It allows for the chin to be reduced on the sides and shaped. Patients who get this kind of cut usually have an unbalanced, broad look to their chin that does not match the rest of their face and will not match the new look they are going for. Sutures will close the incision area once the excess bone material is removed and smoothed. No plates or screws are needed.
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With both kinds of cuts, the skin and muscle must be pulled up and reattached to a better position. Because you will have less bone structure, there will be excess sagging if this is not done.
. No drinking and no eating 8-12 hours before the surgery time. This could differ depending on the doctor’s recommendations
. No vitamins, supplements, anti-inflammatory medicine for two weeks before surgery if possible
. No smoking if possible, no drinking alcohol for at least three days before surgery
. Try to eat healthy foods for as long as you can before surgery
. On the day of the surgery, it is best to wear loose-fitting clothes, no jewelry, no makeup, no nail polish or fake nails, and no contact lenses.
The ultimate advice is to be as healthy as possible before the surgery. So, eating vegetables and fruits will improve your healing process as well. However, it’s best to discuss your food intake or diet with the doctor or the Iranian Surgery staff since everyone is different.
Now that we explained the procedure in general, let’s move on to what you can expect during your visit to the clinic. Keep in mind that this is a description of the process in general, but it can vary from patient to patient.
The plastic surgeon will or would have already personally look(ed) at your bone structure and nerve endings using x-rays, CT-scan, and digital imaging scans. Their analysis will determine the maximum amount of bone that can be removed. You can then adjust that amount to your needs and wants.
You will go through detailed paperwork explaining your procedure(s) and sign a series of documents that explain everything about the process.
Once you are ready and have gone to the washroom one last time before surgery, you will be taken to the surgical floor and prepared for surgery.
This procedure requires general anesthesia, and thus you will have an anesthesiologist administering your anesthesia and monitoring you the entire time. You will fall asleep, and the surgery will begin. Because you are asleep, you will feel no pain during the procedure.
You will be woken up from the anesthesia and moved to a recovery room. You will usually stay there overnight, being monitored by nurses. This procedure is typically an inpatient one. We highly recommend staying overnight in the clinic for one night after the procedure.
The next morning, the surgeon will come and check your condition and sign the papers for your discharge. You can then leave the clinic with the help of the Iranian Surgery staff and go to your accommodations.
You will need to come back to the clinic for regular checkups. We recommend staying in Iran for a minimum of 14 days after this procedure and, if possible, 21 days. Please note: You may have a drain placed, which helps to gather excess blood. This is usually attached for 2-4 days, depending on your case.
Most patients do not get mandible jaw reduction alone. Most patients combining it with other V-line procedures to maximize their own symmetry. Common procedures done with square jaw reduction are buccal fat from the cheeks, zygoma reduction surgery, rhinoplasty, facial fat grafting, double chin liposuction, and thread lifting.
As seen above, jaw reduction surgery is considered major surgery and there will be some side effects, such as:
. Pain when you open your jaw or eat after surgery
. Bruising, swelling, and inflammation after surgery
. Headache (due to the anesthesia)
. Nausea (due to anesthesia)
It’s essential to be aware of the risks and side effects. Still, you should also keep in mind that thousands of these surgeries are performed in Iran each year, and there is no safer country in the world to do this surgery in. Iranian Surgery is here to ensure you get the best treatment and care so you can focus on your recovery.
You can usually turn to your daily activities after 2 – 3 weeks. Many patients go back to work after just a few days. After 1 – 2 weeks, you need to return for the stitches to be removed. The exact aftercare schedule changes from patient to patient. Still, it will involve antibiotic injections, medication, in-clinic cleanings and dressings, in-clinic laser light rejuvenation therapy, and more.
After about 15 days, a large percentage of the swelling disappears, and you will look normal to others, but you will still think you are very swollen. After 3-4 works, 50-60 percent of the swelling has usually vanished. After three months, 85-95% of healing has occurred. By the six-month mark, you will be almost 100%, but internal healing can take up to 1 year to happen.
You are a great candidate for mandible jaw reduction (v-line) if:
. You don’t like your square jaw
. Your lower jaw is wide and round
. Your jaw is longer or out of proportion to the rest of the face
. You’d like a smoother look
. You’d like a smaller face
If you’ve read the options above, and you’ve said, “Yes, this is me,” then contact us at Iranian Surgery and let us help you get the look you are after.
This procedure could be combined with other surgeries such as zygoma reduction, masseter muscle reduction, or genioplasty (chin reduction). It could be an option to gain the best and optimal results and better facial balance and symmetry.
We want to discuss what works the best for you, together with you! Our staff works together with different plastic surgeons, and we will develop several treatment plans, so you can choose the best one that works for you.
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and plastic surgeons in Iran. The price of Square Jaw Reduction Surgery in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
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