To provide definition, to add proper
distinction and to improve a thinning bone structure, the
certified doctors at Better
Looks offer the procedure of jaw implants. Through this surgery,
we can provide a more appealingly proportioned bone structure
of the jaw.
Even though it is a slow and ongoing
process, it can help you enhance your looks and make you feel
more comfortable with your appearance. As with all cosmetic
surgeries, jaw implants can help you boost your self-confidence
and change the way you relate to other people.
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Every patient requests a jaw implant
surgery for different reasons. It can be due to damage or
injuries they have suffered at the hands of an accident or
correct certain defects they have been carrying since birth.
All in all, everyone who looks for this type of procedure
is looking to enhance the appearance of their face.
tackling a jaw implant, surgeons can use more than one technique
and combine them at the same time during one operation. Doctors
are careful to make incisions within the natural creases or
fold of you face, making scars a lot less visible. You should
also keep in mind that eventually, scars should fade over
a certain period of time.
Before any type of procedure is performed, patients at BetterLooks
are required to have a detailed discussion with their plastic
surgeon. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity
to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client's
level of satisfaction. The patient must discuss his/her expectations
openly with their doctor, who will help determine what isn't
or what is possible to accomplish. All the different aspects
of the surgery you are willing to undertake (the cost and
recovery process) must be extremely clear to you.
You will need to inform your doctor
concerning any allergies you might be prone to or if you have
any serious medical conditions. Make sure to ask your doctor
concerning the diverse details that the surgery entails. For
example, you should know if you should stop taking certain
medications (e.g: aspirin or certain vitamins) or if you will
need to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time
period before your surgery. Also, if you are a smoker, you
will need to inform your doctor of this and you will most
likely have to refrain from smoking at least a week or two
before the operation. Keep in mind that smoking restrains
the blood flow to the skin and can negatively affect the healing
process after the surgery.
When preparing for your surgery in
Costa Rica, BetterLooks will make sure to provide all the
best possible services during your procedure. We will arrange
for your transport and will offer the
best commodities during your recovery. All this can be
arranged previously with our organization.
a good communication with your surgeon at all times will help
increase your level of satisfaction, therefore, please do
not hesitate to contact BetterLooks since we will be more
than happy to help you with anything you need.
A whole jaw implant operation generally takes from 1 to 2
hours; however, this time period varies depending on the extent
of work that needs to be performed and in the complexity of
the techniques (for example, reconstruction or bone grafts)
your surgeon will be using. Your stay at the health center
also depends greatly on all this and your doctor will inform
you accordingly prior to the surgery. Generally, full-body
anesthesia is utilized in this type of procedure.
Implants are placed on top or below
the jaw bone and incisions will be made in a predetermined
place, usually on either side of the lower lip. This creates
a pocket where the implants are to be inserted. Depending
on the client's needs and desired results, the implants may
be taken out more than once during the operation, so that
the surgeon can customize them accordingly. Once the desired
effect is achieved, the implants are screwed into place or
sutured; in some cases, percutaneous stitches are utilized
(when they remain partially out of the skin for eventual removal
when they have moderately dissolved within).
In other instances, the implants
may not be sutured at all and will remain inside the pocket,
using the body's own collagen to keep them in place. When
this is the case, your surgeon will usually make you wear
head wrapping or tape during sleep, which helps your face
the implants are properly situated, your doctor closes the
incisions with stitches, generally using the percutaneous
sutures mentioned above. There may be a need for you to have
an antibiotic soaked piece of gauze placed between your gums,
inner jaw and your upper molars. A pressure bandage can also
be placed around your head.
As it commonly occurs in most cosmetic
surgeries, you can expect increased swelling and bruising
between 24 to 48 hours prior to the operation. This will usually
lessen significantly during the next several days, but a milder
swelling which generally persists can keep the final outline
of your face from becoming evident for a few months. Once
it does, you will notice that you now possess a more youthful
and defined jaw outline.
It is recommended for you to sleep
with your head elevated from at least 7 to 14 days after the
operation. You can also expect a mild level of discomfort
during the first weeks which may be treated by prescribed
medication if the pain is excessive or if you present other
symptoms, such as unwarranted redness. You will become aware
of certain changes in your smile, sporadic pain in your jaw
area, a strange feeling of tightness or pulling as well cold
or hot sensations.
During your recovery period, your
diet and activities will be kept in check. The movement of
your mouth (smiling, talking, eating, etc.) will be limited
from several days to weeks after the procedure. When eating,
you need to make sure that all vegetables and fruits are cleansed
properly and you have to refrain from eating rare or raw meat
(for example, sushi) since this type of food can contain elevated
amounts of bacteria which may provoke an infection.
need to take extra care during this time; therefore, your
doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to deal
with your oral and dental hygiene. You will have to refrain
from participating in strenuous activities, such as sports,
which may cause your face to be bumped or jarred. Try not
to lift heave objects or bend over for at least 3 weeks, since
this can cause internal bleeding in your treatment area. To
increase your body's blood flow, blood vessels dilate and
this can cause problems in your internal wound sites.
As with any type of cosmetic
surgery, complications are unusual, but they sometimes
In the case of jaw implants, infection
is extremely uncommon, but in the case of its occurrence,
it is treated with antibiotics during a five day period. Infection
can happen when an implant shifts slightly out of place and
further surgery can sometimes be needed to remove it temporarily
and to be replaced later on. However, keep in mind that these
cases are very rare and the certified surgeons at BetterLooks
always give their full efforts to prevent such difficulties
Implants are mostly manufactured
from a solid silicone material. At present, no scientific
evidence has been given that proves that this substance is
harmful to the body. If you have any concerns or question
concerning the implants, feel free to discuss them with your
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to jaw implant surgeries. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact BetterLooks directly, so we can
answer any specific question you might have.
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