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MANDIBULAR REDUCTION

Mandibular reduction involves reducing excess bone in the angle and back of the lower jaw that makes the lower face look too wide and square. This condition is common in Oriental patients.

Dr Huang uses advanced Korean surgical techniques, instruments and equipment for this procedure. It is minimally invasive and requires only small incisions on the inside the lower cheek, with no external incisions. The entire procedure is therefore completed intraorally (i.e. through the mouth).

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Small incisions are made on the inside of the lower cheeks. The outer surface of the mandible on each side of the face is exposed. A specially designed powered rasp is inserted and used to file away excess bone in the back and angle of the mandible until the lower face is judged to have been sufficiently narrowed. A fine drainage tube is inserted into the wound of each side of the lower cheek to allow residual bleeding to be evacuated after the surgery. The drainage tubes are connected to small plastic collection bulbs that are taped to the side of the neck for convenience. The operation takes about two hours and it is usually completed under general anesthesia as a day surgery procedure.