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Square jaw reduction can narrow one’s lower one-third of the face, particularly if it is caused by the mandible (lower jaw bone) and the surrounding muscles, in particular the masseter muscles. Excessive chewing due to habitual snacking on hard and chewy foods, or teeth grinding ...More About Reduction of Square Jaw
“Free flap reconstruction is used in situations where the type and amount of tissue required are of a good match. For the jaw, a free flap consisting of bone taken from the leg is used to reconstruct the jaw bone. Because a portion of the lining of the mouth was removed, the fibula (the smaller bone of the lower leg) flap will include an attached patch of skin to replace the mouth lining, preventing leakage of saliva into the neck. The leg can continue to function normally without the presence of the fibula,” says Dr Erik Ang, Plastic Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Medical CentreRead More...