Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mandibular Angle Augmentation

Overview of the surgery:
Mandibular Angle Augmentation
The mandibular angle is the prominence of the lower jaw in front of the lowest part of the ear. This prominence of the lower jaw frames the lower face. Just as high prominent cheek bones are associated with beauty, a corresponding and proportionately prominent mandibular angle is equally desirable.
Mandibular angle implants are typically inserted through an incision from inside the mouth next to the wisdom teeth. The implant of the size and shape that the surgeon has selected is then inserted through these incisions into a pocket created in the tissue. In rare cases, a small titanium screw is used to attach the implant and the bone. The incisions are closed with sutures that the body later absorbs.

Duration of the operation:
Operative duration vary, but generally 2-3 depending on the extent of surgery

Post operative care:
You will be told to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery to help minimize swelling. Avoid strenuous activity, including sex and heavy housework, for at least two weeks (walking and mild stretching are fine); avoid alcohol, steam baths, and saunas for several months. Above all, get plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.

Recovery period:
Many patients are able to return to work within about a week after undergoing a facial implant procedure. Some other activities may need to be postponed for a longer period of time.

Possible risk and complications:
Complications from mandibular angle augmentation are infrequent and usually minor; however, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities. The outcome of surgery is never completely predictable.

Complications may include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.

Anesthesia use:
The anesthesia usually consists of I.V. sedation or general anesthesia

Hospital admission:
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis

Preparation before Surgery:
  • Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
  • Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
  • Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
  • You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
  • Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
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