Mandibular Angle Reduction

Creating feminine proportions

When your jawline is out of proportion with the rest of your facial features, it can throw your entire appearance out of balance. If you are a woman with a  wide and strong jaw angles, you may feel like your prominent jaw is keeping you from looking and feeling as feminine as you would like. This is particularly true if you are undergoing male-to-female transition and you wish to attain a more sleek and feminine jawline

Dr paul gerarchi

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  Lao Tzu

Meeting your surgeon

Your initial consultation will involve a thorough evaluation of your medical history and current health status to ensure jaw tapering surgery will be both safe and effective for you. If other procedures will be performed at the same time, they will be discussed at the consultation also. A 3D CT scan of your face and jaw will most often be requested. Bring your questions about your surgery so you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what you can expect before, during and after your procedure.

Dr paul gerarchi

Your lower jaw tapering journey

Mandibular angle reduction, or lower jaw tapering is usually performed under general anaesthesia. To eliminate visible post-operative scarring after surgery, incisions are often placed inside the mouth. Sometimes a small incision is also placed in the crease behind the ear.

Through these, Dr Gerarchi is able to access the jawbone, using special tools to shave it down and create the desired contour. Dr Gerarchi frequently uses dissolvable sutures to close the incision after the procedure.

Your Recovery

There is typically a degree of swelling around the jawline following this procedure. Oral pain medication is usually sufficient for a comfortable recovery process. You will be instructed to keep the surgical site inside the mouth clean by using rinses regularly in the first few days following your surgery. To ensure your healing proceeds normally, you will also meet with Dr Gerarchi frequently throughout the recovery process.

You should be able to return to normal activities within about one week of your surgery.  As swelling resolves and your healing progresses, the full results of your procedure should become visible after several weeks. Once apparent, these results are permanent.

Managing your pain and recovery

Prescription pain medication can be used after lower jaw tapering surgery to ensure your comfort in the first few days after the procedure.

You may also be advised to take a prescription antibiotic for a number of days to prevent infection during the healing process.

To find out if this procedure could help you achieve the outcome you desire, contact our office to schedule your personal consultation.