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Orange County area surgeon describes Asian jaw reduction surgery

A common complaint of Asian patients who come to our Orange County practice is that of the jaw line. Asian faces tend to have less prominent jaw lines which may make them appear out of proportion with the rest of the face. At The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Thuan Nguyen and his team have the experience to provide care for Asian patients and help them with typical ethnic concerns.

At The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Thuan Nguyen offers Asian jaw reduction. This is a surgical procedure that involves the shaving down of the jaw bone to provide a more proportioned jaw line and assist in narrowing the face. Some patients may even benefit from a chin implant to help further improve the appearance.

As with any surgery, patients are under general anesthetics during the procedure. Patients are urged to have a friend or family member transport them to and from the practice before and after their surgery. Patients will also be prescribed pain medications to make them more comfortable as the area heals. Our practice sends patients home with post-operative instructions and follows up with them several days after their surgery to ensure recovery is going as expected.

For patients who are interested in a non-surgical alternative that is much less invasive, we often recommend augmenting the jaw line by using injections such as Botox®. Botox® carries fewer risks than surgery though the results are not permanent. In order to maintain the results, patients are to have regular injections done at our practice under the care and supervision of Dr. Thuan Nguyen to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Both of these options are available in our practice, and patients are welcome to speak to a professional about which one is best for them. Whether it's the surgical treatment or the non-invasive option, both may be helpful in allowing patients the chance to address imperfections of the jaw line.

If you live in or around the Orange County area and want to find out if Asian jaw reduction surgery is appropriate for you, contact Dr. Thuan Nguyen today of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Our team can schedule you in for a consultation appointment to learn about the many facial reconstructive services available in our state-of-the-art practice.

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