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MANDIBULAR ANGLE REDUCTION


MANDIBULAR ANGLE REDUCTION

Overview
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The shape and contour of the jaw line is determined by the chin in front and the mandibular angles at the back. Prominent mandibular angles make the lower jaw appears square and masculine. Prominent mandibular angle can be either due the hypertrophy of the masseter muscle or enlargement of the angle of the mandibular bone. Hypertrophy of the masseter muscle can be managed effectively with botulinum toxin A injection. If the prominent jaw angle is caused by enlargement of angle of the mandibular bone, then mandibular angle reduction surgery is performed to reduce the enlarged mandibular angle.

Objective
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• To reduce the bony prominence of the angle of the mandibular bone in order to restore a softer, oval contour of the lower face.

Preoperative Preparation
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• X-ray or CT scan may be done to analyse the mandibular bone
• Treat and stabilize all existing medical conditions, if any
• Stop smoking at least one week before surgery
• Stop one week before surgery
  - All supplements that contain vitamin E, ginseng, ginko, garlic, fish oil and other ingredients that encourage bleeding during surgery
  - Medicine that exacerbate bleeding during operation such as aspirin, NSAIDs and warfarin. You may need to consult the physician who prescribed the medicine before you stop the medicine

Surgery
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Duration: 2-3 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
Overnight Stay: Yes
Recovery Time: 2 weeks
Technique:
Incision is made inside the mouth and the mandibular angle is exposed. Reduction of mandibular angle can be carried by burring of the bone or by resection of a section of bone at the the mandibular angle.

Recovery
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• Drain normally is placed inside the mouth after the surgery for one or two days
• Swelling and numbness will last 2-3 weeks
• Oral antibiotics, analgesics and oral gargle prescribed to be taken
• Elevate the head while sleeping to reduce swelling
• Soft diet during the 2 week after operation.


 
 
 
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