TL Plastic Surgery Korea: 2 jaw surgery is not the only answer to a small face

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For a while, the dramatic before-and-after photographs of many entertainers led to the popularity of 2 jaw surgery, and a huge fever of "small face" swept throughout the country. The beauty trend that favored "small face" was established as an iconic element since its appearance. However, it now has a tendency to be seen as a way to restore physical function rather than cosmetic surgery by reexamining the cases of side effects caused by reckless surgery. "Mass production" of orthognathic faces with no individuality is also part of the problem such as a puckered mouth and a severe v-line jaw that descends under the ear without an angle.

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Nevertheless, it seems hard to deny that the more the bone is cut, the smaller the face is. People, who cannot create the desired image due to the development of the bone, actually consider whether there is a way to improve their inferiority complex more easily and safely.

A solution that came up with this problem is the so-called "three types of face contours", which are square jaw reduction, zygoma reduction and anterior jaw surgery. Recently, the trend of facial bone contouring surgery has been shifted from 2 jaw surgery to "three types of face contours". However, there is a difference in how to make the v-line.

"Three types of face contour" surgeries can literally be seen as the three major surgeries that make the face smaller. Square jaw reduction cuts the angular part of the bone leading from the front of the ear to the tip of the jaw if it is overdeveloped. At this time, it is important to cut out smoothly in a curved shape instead of cutting as many parts as possible.

Excessive osteotomy of the jaw bone may result in "secondary angle" (A facial angle that occurs unnaturally and artificially after surgery) or "dog-like jaw" that extends straight from the bottom of the ear to the tip of the jaw. At this time, there is a risk of damage to the nerve. It should be performed after making thorough surgical plan such as identifying the width that can be cut from the patient's square jaw, and the location of the nerve.

In the case of zygoma reduction, the excessively protruding zygomatic bone when viewed from the front or the side of 45-degree angle are put inward to improve the soft impression. The zygomatic bone has a thickness of only 3mm to 5mm, so it is difficult to expect a great reduction effect by the method of grinding from the outside. There is a risk that the bone may break due to over-grinding. Therefore, the method of putting in the zygomatic bone after a slight osteotomy is becoming popular. In the past, the atmosphere was to reduce both the anterior and posterior zygomatic bone. However, it has a tendency to consider the "thick front cheeks" as an element of having baby face, so the cutting of the anterior zygomatic bone is less often seen.

However, when the square jaw or zygomatic bone are reduced, the face contour can be made smooth, but there is a limit to obtaining a dramatic front face effect. Recently, the "anterior jaw surgery" that makes the jaw a proper size when the jaw is long, short and wide, is becoming popular in order to compensate for these problems.

This reduces the length of the jaw by the thickness of the bone cut. If there is a double chin under the jaw, it can be improved to some degree by pulling the tip of the jaw forward. In contrast, prognathism can be improved by moving the tip of the jaw backward.

"Three types of face contour" surgeries are considered to be a safer surgery than 2 jaw surgery. 2 jaw surgery is a major surgery that corrects the occlusion between the maxilla and the mandible in the case of feeling uncomfortable due to malocclusion, such as congenital prognathism and bimaxillary protrusion. This surgery resets the bone with screws after cutting the bone with a saw and a drill to be able to occlude the teeth by incising the area of the jaw and the zygomatic bone. If only the risk of surgery is considered, it is comparable to cancer surgery. 2 jaw surgery basically changes the facial structure by moving the bones and changing the occlusion. This surgery focuses on functional improvement, whereas facial bone contouring surgery is a beauty-oriented surgery with the level of refining the facial appearance. Therefore, facial bone contouring surgery is originally safer than 2 jaw surgery.

There are still a few cases in which people shout the "unconditionally small face," and want to forcefully fix a face that has no problem. Nowadays, as it is the period of individuality, there is a strong possibility of causing dissatisfaction in the future since such faces are "made at the factory" through facial bone contouring surgery. Therefore, it is important to make one's own face after enough discussion with the facial contour specialist.


TL Plastic Surgery Korea / Facial Contouring Center
Melissa Moon
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