How Can I Benefit from Mandible Contouring?

The human jaw differs in projection and size between male and females. In most instances, women who have prominent jaws have dominant and rugged faces, yet they never could be considered males, as they possess other feminine facial features.

Research has shown that frontal views of female jaws prove they’re triangular and narrow and end in a fine and delicate chin. Most men, on the other hand, possess a square, wider jaw ending in a more prominent chin. They’re the most striking differences while comparing the facial features of both sexes.

Mandibular ridges and angles

Mandible ContouringTo decrease face width and projection, the mandible contouring surgeon gains accessibility to the mandibular bone via intraoral incisions which won’t leave any scars, cutting angles and shaping a more delicate and rounder ridge. In a handful of cases, it’s additionally necessary to decrease the masseter muscles. Edges of the mandible are milled and, to provide continuity to your mandibular reduction, the procedure is done in conjunction with a chin reduction or chin feminization.

Anesthesia, hospitalization, and recovery

A single day at the center is adequate enough to recover from the procedure which is conducted under general anesthesia. A patient has to receive certain post-operatory care. A patient must wear bandages until the day following the procedure and ingest only liquids.

Over the next several days following a procedure, patients must stick to a light diet that involves little chewing. Appropriate and consistent oral hygiene is a must in order to avoid infections.

Over the next several weeks following a procedure, the jaw swelling and wound inflammation will gradually subside, and normal eating and chewing can resume. The end results of the procedure will fully be visible after five months.


1. Asymmetries: They’re unlikely to occur and are corrigible with a professional and trained surgeon.

2. Infections: All patients are medicated using the respective antibiotics, in accordance with the kind of surgery they’ve undergone. Antibiotics help keep surgical infections to a minimum.

3. Damaged nerves which may paralyze a few treated parts.

4. Adverse reactions to anesthetics.

Every patient has to undergo a pre-surgical process, and has to undergo the following tests:

  • Complete urine and blood tests
  • Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Pulmonology tests

The tests decrease the possibility of abnormalities during the procedure and subsequently.

Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian : Professional Plastic Surgery Team

For additional information on our mandible contouring procedures or to learn more about one of our other facial surgical procedures or treatment options, please do not hesitate to call Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence at 561-624-0900 today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation or fill out our easy inquiry form.

Our professional plastic surgery team is proud to take the time to go over each treatment option, answer any questions or address any concerns, discuss the possible side effects of each treatment option as well as all post-operatory follow up procedures, and even make recommendations and suggestions as necessary, taking into account the patient’s desires as well as medical history and allergies as applicable. It is important for our professional plastic surgery team to ensure the most success for any client procedure.