Mandibile remodeling (Jaw sculpture)

Introduction

Male & Female Mandibles

Male mandibles usually have more bone volume and the muscles which operate the mandible are stronger and more pronounced.

 

They are also generally more angular from ear to the chin, whereas female mandibles generally have less bone volume and smaller muscles and have more curvature from the ear to the chin. The female face is generally more rounded than the angular male face.

 

Remodeling the mandible to more natal female proportions can create subtle, but significant differences in gender perception. The objective is to create a more rounded appearance by reducing sharp angles and in reduction of size of the Masseter muscles when indicated.

 

The procedure is usually undertaken as an element of additional FGAS procedures and harmonized with chin surgery to create a smoother and more rounded appearance. All incisions are intraoral leaving no visible scar and the remodeling is undertaken using a range of instruments and oscillating tools specific to bone shaping.

Male and Female mandible differences summarised

Features

 

Male mandible

 

Female mandible

 

Size

Larger and thicker

 

Smaller and thinner

 

Height of the body

 

Greater

 

Lesser

 

Angle of mandible

 

Everted

 

Inverted

 

Chin

 

Quadrilateral

 

Rounded

 

Inferior border of body of mandible

 

Irregular

Smooth

Condyles

 

Larger

Smaller