Jaw Angle Implants
Narrow jaws can be enhanced by “jaw angle” implants. A more balanced face can be created for patients without facial definition. These are often placed in conjunction with a chin implant to enhance a small jaw.
What to avoid before surgery?
It is vitally important to avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). It is generally fine to be take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E including multi vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil and flax seed oil. You will be given a complete list of medications/supplements to avoid at your pre op. All these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.
All our patient are prepared by Dr. Paula Martin-Marfil with the Pre / Post surgical preparation program to enhance a quick recovery. Following facial implant surgery, you will go home on the same day. Mild swelling and bruising, of the lower face and neck in particular, are expected after a chin implant, and generally resolve after seven to ten days. Sutures placed inside the mouth during chin implant are all dissolvable, and any sutures beneath the chin are removed approximately five to seven days following rhinoplasty. Dr. Nabil Fakih suggests taking one week off work following a chin/cheek implant, however many are able to return to work after three or four days. Light aerobic activity (elliptical or Precor, light treadmill walking, stationary bicycle, recumbent bicycle) may be resumed as early as five to seven days following chin implant, and more strenuous activity is begun at two to three weeks.