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Section: Asian Jaw Reduction

Surgical Anatomy of Asian Jaw Reduction

Major landmarks on the mandible, or lower jaw bone, pertinent to Asian jaw reduction surgery include the body, ramus, and the area of junction between body and ramus known as the angle.

mandible anatomy

The masseter muscle attaches to the mandible over most of ramus extending all the way to the angle.

Patients with a relatively prominent or "square" jaw possess an angle that is more horizontal in its excursion and/or a ramus that is thicker and thus flared outward. A masseter muscle that is overly developed is sometimes said to be "hypertrophied."

Asian jawline reduction involves sculpting and reshaping of these main structural landmarks using surgical and non-surgical methods.

The maxilla, or upper jaw bone, unlies the midface and bears the upper teeth.


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Asian Jaw Shaving Reduction Surgery
Jawline reshaping using various methods of mandibular bone shaving and reduction

Asian Jaw Moving Surgery
Orthognathic surgery to improve upon projection or poor symmetry on the lower face

Asian Double Jaw Surgery
Maxillofacial surgery of both jaw bones to reshape the face

Anatomy of Asian Jaw Reduction
Major structures and landmarks on the mandible, or lower jaw bone

Natural Bone Loss in the Mandible
Age-related volume loss suggests caution with aggressive jaw reduction surgery

Asian Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction
Nonsurgical jaw slimming from Botox injections into the masseter muscle

Botox and Asian Jawbone Reduction
Don't count on Botox reshaping the mandible.

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Anatomy of the Mandible Bone of the Jaw