5 Things to Know Before Getting Jaw Implants

 

Anyone who’s seen a Marvel movie knows one undeniable fact: those superheroes (and heroines) have some seriously nice jaws.

Maybe you’re one of the many who’ve realized this and want a heroic jaw of your own, or maybe you’ve always felt your jaw needed a touchup. In any case, you’re ready to make your jaw game strong.

So now what do you do?

Well, there are a number of steps that you need to take before going under the knife, and we’ve listed them here for you.

Here are 5 things that you need to know before getting jaw implants.

Do Your Research Before Getting Jaw Implants

Surgery can be a scary process, especially when it’s your first time. Doing your research beforehand will help put everything in order and give you confidence in your upcoming procedure.

First (and most importantly), you need to find a doctor that suits you.

You’ve probably heard about a few plastic surgeons in the region that do jawline implants, but you’ll want one with a proven track record and high customer satisfaction.

Also, make sure to factor in the price of the surgery and how far you have to go to have it done.

Make Sure Your Teeth and Jaw Function Properly

This part is really important.

Before you start your surgery, your teeth and jaw should be situated normally and comfortably.

You’ll need to go to your dentist to make sure you’re good to go.

Remember, jaw augmentation is not the same as dentistry work, and it makes your surgeon’s job much harder to work around a misaligned jaw, so make sure to place visiting your dentist on your list of things to do.

Gather Recovery Supplies Ahead of Time

Recovery is pretty fast for jaw surgery, but you’ll still need to have your supplies ready to help you through it.

Some things you may need are soft pillows to prop your head, frozen gel packs if you need to ice your jaw, and even a thermometer in case the surgery has you feeling under the weather.

Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a good move to do before and after surgery.

When you smoke, the chemicals can damage your teeth, gums, and even your jaw.

Putting an end to smoking will allow you to heal much quicker after your surgery, and give you an even better appearance. And who doesn’t want that?

Get Ready For Your Post-op Diet

Just like you’ll need recovery supplies after your surgery, you’re going to want to stock up on the post-surgical foods you’ll need to eat.

After surgery, your jaw will be too tender to eat any tough foods. Make sure you stock up on soft foods such as applesauce, white bread, and mashed potatoes.

A partial liquid-based diet will also work, with healthy slushies being the best choice of option.

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If you want to learn more about how we can help you, please reach out to us. We’re confident that we can help you to look your best.

We look forward to hearing from you.