Severe trauma to the lower jaw, or mandible, can affect both mouth function and the aesthetics of the face. A broken jaw is not only painful but can also alter the teeth and jaw position. This may impact chewing, smiling, talking and other functions. Repairing a damaged mandible often requires reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics in New York City is an experienced facial reconstructive and plastic surgeon. He repairs mandible injuries and restore beauty to the jawline.
Severe damage to the jaw is usually caused by a blunt impact to the face. This impact may occur as a result of an auto accident, sports activity or an act of personal violence, leaving the victim in pain and with alterations to their jaw function and appearance. The jaw is a complex mechanism in the face, requiring precise positioning to function correctly. Dr. Linkov’s extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the facial bones, nerves, muscles and tendons is used to repair the function and recreate a pleasing appearance to the jaw.
Plastic Surgery for Restoring Jaw Form and Function
Depending on the extent of damage to the mandible, specialized techniques may be needed to restore both form and function. Dr. Linkov uses cutting-edge techniques and methods to ensure his patients with jaw injuries have the highest level of restoration to their jaw movement. He also uses his artistic skills to recreate the aesthetics of the chin and jaw to improve the balance of the facial features.
If you have a broken or damaged lower jaw, contact us at City Facial Plastics in NYC to discuss mandible repair surgery. Dr. Linkov is one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Manhattan. Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss the options for jaw repair for improved function and appearance.