A jaw implant can give you not only a stronger jaw line, but also a more distinctive profile with greater facial symmetry.
In this procedure, incisions are made on either side of your lower lip to create a pocket where the jaw implant can be inserted. Dissolving sutures are used to close the incisions. The procedure usually lasts 1 to 2 hours. Swelling is sometimes significant immediately following this surgery, usually peaking 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. Although most of the significant swelling will subside over several days, prolonged mild swelling may prevent your final facial contour from becoming apparent for several months.
During the healing phase, your activities and diet will be restricted. Your ability to smile, talk and move your mouth may be limited for several days to weeks following surgery. Dr. Fetter will instruct you about dental and oral hygiene during your recovery.