A strong jaw line can provide definition to your facial contour and balance other features such as the cheek bones, chin, and nose. If you feel that a more prominent jaw line could help improve the overall appearance of your face, then jaw implants may be an excellent option to accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Am I a Candidate for Jaw Implants?
It is important that your teeth and jaw function properly in order to ensure that your jaw implant procedure achieves your desired results. At your initial consultation, Denver cosmetic surgeons Dr. John A. Grossman and Dr. Philippe A. Capraro will evaluate your jaw function when deciding whether this is the right procedure for you.
Ideal jaw implant candidates should also be in good overall health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro may also recommend chin implants or cheek implants in conjunction with your procedure to enhance the results.
The Jaw Implant Procedure
Your jaw implant procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Every procedure is customized to address your unique facial attributes.
Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro will make a small incision inside your mouth and create a pocket to house your jaw implant. The implant is then inserted against your jawbone, and sutures will be used to hold it in place. Finally, the incision will be closed with stitches. The procedure will take approximately one to two hours to complete.
Recovery and Follow-Up Care
You may experience some mild soreness and swelling in your jaw after the surgery. You should keep your head elevated to minimize the swelling.
We want you to exercise within limits immediately following your procedure. However, it may take about a week before you can resume a full regimen regular activity and return to work.
Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro have performed many jaw implant cosmetic surgery procedures and have consistently produced exceptional results. Before performing your procedure, they will evaluate your other facial features with a keen artistic eye in order to ensure that your jaw implants provide the proper balance and facial harmony. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro will be personally involved in every aspect of the procedure from your initial consultation through your follow-up care to ensure the aesthetic outcome exceeds your expectations.