Cosmetic jaw surgery or corrective jaw surgery or Orthognathic surgery is basically surgical correction of the shape, size and position of the jaw bones. The jaw bone is sculpted and realigned in a more appropriate position, improving smile and appearance.
Immediate results are seen following orthognathic surgery. The treatment results are permanent, there is no relapse. Since these surgeries are approached from inside the mouth itself, there are no visible scars.
When the jaws are realigned, the soft tissues in the chin, cheeks, lips and tip of the nose move accordingly. Therefore, once the jaws are correctly positioned, the architecture of the facial skeleton is changed and a harmony between the facial features is achieved. This results in a facial profile that is pleasing or in fact even more beautiful to look at.
An improved appearance will also boost self esteem and enhance the personality.