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Mandible Contouring: A Facial Feminization Surgery

 

Mandible ContouringThe shape of the mandible is a feature of the face that can influence and determine gender perception.

It is known that women have a narrower and softer contour to their jaw and chin, whereas men have a wider jaw and a squarer chin. Some women also complain of having a wide jaw, and request a mandible contouring procedure. Mandible contouring gives the face a more feminine look and may increase the attractiveness of the face.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and the mandible body and the chin are accessed through small incisions in the mouth. During the procedure a smoother and narrower mandible shape is achieved along with reshaping of the chin in order to create a harmonious appearance that coincides with the rest of the facial features.

Swelling may persist for several months following a procedure. Although swelling typically reduces and becomes less noticeable after three weeks. A soft dressing is worn around the jaw and the head for the first seven days to help with the swelling. The stitches are absorbent so they do not need to be removed. An antibiotic mouth rinse and oral medications are also important for the patient for the first seven days following the procedure. In the meantime, the patient should also avoid hard food. Soup and soft foods are best during recovery time.


What is Mandible Contouring?

Mandible ContouringThe shape of the mandible is another feature of the face that can influence in an important way one`s perception of gender. It is known that women have a narrower and softer contour to their jaw and chin while men have a wider jaw and a square chin. Some women also complain of too wide of a jaw and request a mandible contouring procedure. Mandibular contouring surgery gives the face a more feminine look and may increase the attractiveness of the face.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and the mandible body and the chin are accessed through small incisions in the mouth. During the procedure a smooth and more narrow shape of the mandible is achieved along with reshaping of the chin to match in a harmonious fashion the rest of facial features.

After the procedure swelling may persist for several months although the swelling generally becomes less noticeable after 3 weeks. A soft dressing is worn around the jaw and the head for the first 7 days to help with the swelling. The stitches are absorbable so they do not need to be removed. An antibiotic mouth rinse and pills will be used by the patient for 7 days after the procedure. In the meantime the patient should avoid hard food and soup and soft foods are most suitable during this period of time.

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