Mandibular implants are composed of materials such as biocompatible PEEK, which have safely been used in surgery for many years, and they can either be pre-formed or custom-made to create the desired jawline and profile shape. They are permanent but can be replaced or removed if required.
Mr Juling Ong’s expertise as a facial reconstructive surgeon means he is highly skilled in producing a subtle improvement that achieves a more attractive appearance to the lower face. Mr Juling Ong will carefully plan the procedure to adjust the projection, shape and volume of the jaw and will take into account your individual facial characteristics.
Mr Ong inserts the implants through incisions made on the inside of the mouth so there will be no visible scarring when healed. The implants will be carefully chosen to fit the underlying bony contours and the desired outcome. The implants are then secured to the underlying bone with small titanium screws.
A mandibular augmentation may be combined with chin implants or a genioplasty to achieve the desired appearance of the lower third of the face.