Jaw implant is a cosmetic treatment where an implant gets inserted around the jawline to give a more pronounced appearance to the chin and jaw.

For both men and women who feel like their chin looks receding or narrower than the rest of their face, or their jaw is not established, this operation would be a reasonable solution. Jaw implants can help even out the percentage of all facial traits when operated by an experienced plastic surgeon. These implants are also paired with a rhinoplasty or nose work treatment since, in terms of facial composition, the nose, and the chin are complementary.

For a board-certified plastic surgeon, jaw implant surgery usually takes 1-2 hours to complete. Prospective candidates consider the most reliable choice and have high success rates and customer satisfaction.

Restoring facial balance has been the purpose of a jaw implant. This is done to define a poorly developed jawline or give it more emphasis.


Jaw implant side effects include hematoma or internal bleeding, infection, prolonged healing and shift in implant position.


Before the implant 

  • No blood-thinning medications within a week
  • 4 weeks of no smoking before and after surgery
  • Fasting for 6 hours earlier
  • No alcohol consumption for 2 days before the operation

During the implant

  • Sedation or local to general anesthesia
  • Incisions are orally administered
  • Implant inserted in the cut
  • Soluble threads used in sutures to close incisions
  • Bandages used to manage post-op bleeding

Immediately after the implant

  • Mild to moderate discomfort
  • Bruising and swelling on the face and neck
  • 1-14 days after the implant Liquid diet for one week
  • Bruising and swelling on the face and neck

3 weeks after the implant and beyond

  • Sore and stiff mouth for a couple of weeks
  • Inflammation subsides within 3-4 weeks


  • Noticeable after surgery
  • Final results after 9 months of healing
  • Permanent

During recovery

Recovery followed by swelling and bruises on the face and neck after a jaw implant. A chin and a face strap fitted into the head will help manage swelling as well as to help overlying tissues adhere to the implant and bone. After the treatment, the jaw will feel swollen and rigid for many weeks. Sutures applied in the mouth are soluble so it is not necessary to remove them. 

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