Jaw Implants

Submitted on March 27, 2012

Also known as a jaw augmentation, a jaw implant is becoming a very popular form of cosmetic surgery that requires the use of synthetic biological implants in order to add a certain amount of definition to a person’s jaw line. The jaw plays a very important role in defining a person’s aesthetic features and is considered as an option when a person is not satisfied with his or her overall appearance. When looking to undergo a facial augmentation, as is the case with jaw implant surgery, it is important for a person to correctly establish whether at all the procedure would be beneficial to them. This is mainly because a number of individuals are under the impression that almost any imperfections in aesthetics can be easily corrected by cosmetic surgery. Most people are not aware of the risks and after effects that the surgery could have and believe that cosmetic surgery is the key to absolute beauty. The fact that today, a person’s aesthetic appeal counts for a lot of what they can achieve does not help at all.

Jaw Implant Surgery

Just as with any kind of cosmetic surgery, it is important to do as much research as possible. Make sure that you have identified the right surgeon based primarily on experience as well as direct contact with his patients to be able to identify any complications that could arise out of his work. Make sure that you take the preoperative consultation seriously as a number of important details are discussed at this point. First the surgeon will identify if you require lower jaw implants or upper jaw implants, or both in order to enhance your appearance. Other important talking points include deciding on whether local anesthesia is required or if general anesthesia makes more sense. It is also important that the patient is in prime health before the surgery and is not affected by any pre existing conditions as well as bone disorders.  In some cases, surplus fat cells are used in order to complete the procedure by being placed on the mandibular bone. However, silicone implants are still the much preferred substance because of the fact that they are soft, flexible and very durable. If you smoke, it is important that you quit at least temporarily before the procedure as it tends to hamper the effectiveness of the anesthesia while it also increases the risk of necrosis – which is the death of living cells and tissues.