What is a Jaw Implant?
Jaw implant surgery, or Genioplasty, is a procedure that enhances one’s facial anatomy with the use of a state-of-the-art silicone implant. Jaw augmentation contours the face’s side profile and harmonizes facial symmetry for a more natural, masculine look. Board-certified Dr. Steinbrech specializes in male anatomy. His NYC practice offers various customizable implant sizes and shapes to meet each patient’s unique goal. Dr. Steinbrech’s NYC office also uses the latest in 3D computer imaging technology to manufacture a one-of-a-kinds implant tailored to the needs of each patient. In addition, Dr. Steinbrech may recommend pairing jaw augmentation with Rhinoplasty or Mentoplasty (chin augmentation) to optimize the results of surgery.
How is Jaw Implant Surgery Performed?
Using a local anesthetic, jaw implant surgery takes just 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Following a CT scan and general health assessment, your medical professionals will help you prepare for the procedure. The customized implant is inserted with a tiny incision inside of the patient’s jawline or mouth. This implant can be placed over any bone deficiencies, leaving the patient with a more youthful, chiseled facial shape. After implant surgery, scars are typically non-visible and self-dissolving sutures are placed on the incision. Each implant is made to look and feel natural on the bone.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Jaw Implant?
All patients are advised to be in good health (non-smokers) before considering jaw implant surgery. Candidacy can be further determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech at his NYC practice. Altering the appearance of the jaw can greatly improve the balance of the face as well as counteract signs of aging. Jaw implant surgery is best for men looking to improve upon:
- Facial symmetry due to an injury or accident
- Natural bone deficiencies in the jawline
- Chewing dynamics
- Restore contour due to a congenital condition
- Weak jawline
Customized jaw implant surgery is typically followed by mild swelling due to incisions made inside the mouth. However, this swelling usually begins to subside around the 48-hour mark and will resolve within the first month post-procedure. Dr. Steinbrech recommends a soft diet for about the first week as the sutures dissolve inside the mouth. If necessary, antibiotics or medication may be prescribed and patients can return to most normal activities within the first week. It is advised that overtly strenuous exercise be postponed for 14 days. The final results continue to improve by the month. Minor adjustments to oral hygiene are modified post-surgery with the assistance of Dr. Steinbrech’s office.
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