The shape and contour of the jawline are determined by the chin in front and the mandibular angles at the back. Prominent mandibular angles make the lower jaw appears square and masculine. The prominent mandibular angle can be either due to 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 the enlargement of the angle of the mandibular bone, then mandibular angle reduction surgery is performed to reduce the enlarged mandibular angle.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
Hospitalization: At least one night stay
Recovery*: Back to work 1 to 2 weeks, light exercise after 2 weeks, heavy exercise after one month* The actual speed of recovery may vary from person to person.
Surgery Technique: An incision is made inside the mouth, and the mandibular angle is exposed. The reduction of mandibular angle is carried out by burring or by resection of the protruding bone.
** The instructions in this list are only for general guidance. If you have any specific queries or concerns during the post-operative recovery, please contact the clinic for further advice.