Visage Clinic: Dr. Marc DuPéré
101-133 Hazelton Avenue
Yorkville, ON M5R 0A6
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Visage Clinic: Dr. Marc DuPéré
114-13311 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3L6
Phone: (905) 773-9675
Fax: (416) 368-3113
Toll Free: 1 (855) 8 VISAGE
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Stronger, Squarer "Alpha" Jawline

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Most people are familiar with chin and cheek implants but facial implants can augment many other areas, as well, such as jaw implants. At my Toronto practice, I can use implants to enhance the temple (for hollowed aging temples), nose (to augment the dorsum), mid-face and peri-nasal (common in Asians to augment their recessed mid-face), tear trough (to replace the loss of fat with aging in the tear trough area), along with various custom-made implants.

Increasing the angles of the jaw is a very powerful way to transform one’s face from a round to a square, lower face.  And this is even more powerful when adding the cheeks’ buccal fat pad removal as seen in the next picture below.

Men who desire to increase their “alpha-male” factor express significant interest in jaw implants. Most male models have strong angles.

It’s common to use fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA to create a stronger jawline. VOLUMA is thicker and lasts longer than other fillers and gets quite remarkable, long-lasting, but temporary, results when used to augment the jawline. Many patients prefer this route as there is no downtime and it gets immediate results. Additionally, patients can take part on the amount of augmentation wanted.

Other patients desire permanent results and consider surgery.

Jaw angle implants are made of silicone, a solid, but soft and pliable material. They are in the shape of a wide hockey stick (Canadian reference!) and will sit over the inferior and posterior border of the jaw angle. I insert the implant via a small, 2 cm intra-oral incision at the back of the molar teeth. That means there’s no visible scar.  The implants hug the original angles and sit under the masseter muscle, which covers most of the implant.  I like to hold the implant in place with a tiny, 6 mm screw because of the strength of the masseter muscle and to limit the chance of implant displacement (unlikely, but possible) during the initial healing period.

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models

We have a few models of jaw angle implants in North America (USA and Canada).

We have an implant to widen the jaw angle (therefore the inter-gonal or inter-angle distance); this is the traditional one that one thinks of when considering a jaw angle augmentation.

We also have the model that can BOTH increase the inter-angle width AND augment the vertical height of the posterior jaw. The latter one can add several millimeters of inferior projection of the jawline, squaring the face very effectively both in profile and in front view. Patients with rounder faces commonly request this when trying to get a more assertive, masculine look.

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Jaw Angle Implant

Recovery after jaw angle implant augmentation involves some muscle tenderness, swelling, and possible bruising in the jaw angle area.

Males request jaw angle augmentation much more often than women, but there is a small group of ladies who want the Angelina Jolie strong jawline and jaw angle implants would just do that for them.

Dr. Marc DuPéré, Aesthetic, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon

21 Responses to Stronger, Squarer "Alpha" Jawline

  • Jordan Pinard says:

    Do you offer medpor jaw angle implants? And if so is there any risk of shifiting if I am involved in contact sports? Thanks.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning. I use various types of implants. I often secure the implants in place with a small surgical screw. It is usually safe after 2 months to return to all sports. Dr. D.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Thank you for your question. The risk of bone infection is extremely low. Bone erosion does happen with many facial implants (due to pressure over the bone, not really the screw) but it is usually a very small component of the aging process. We all loose bone and muscle and soft tissue mass with aging. I don’t often use screws with facial implants but the jaw angle implants are placed under the very strong masseter muscles which can easily displaced the implants, hence the need to use one screw.
      Dr. D.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      I also tried to email you more information but it bounced back, saying the email address does not exit. Let me know if there is a new email address for me to resend the info to.
      Dr. D.

  • Scott Smith says:

    Hello,
    I am quite interested in a jaw implant and would appreciate consultation, typical recovery and approximate cost information would be quite helpful.
    If possible, please email me
    Very Respectfully,
    Scott Smith

  • Hind says:

    Hello,
    I am a female and I am quite interested in a jaw angle implant and I would like to know some information sucks as approximate cost and
    If possible, and can I go home after surgery immediately?
    Thanks

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning. We do jaw angle augmentation for men and women (think Angelina Jolie) with fillers AND also with implant when looking for something more permanent. We have several models of implants depending if you are interested more in widening the angles (the “flaring” of the jaw), the vertical length, the posterior length, etc. Th procedure takes on average 90 minutes to perform, under general anesthesia. My assistants will be emailing you more information later today! Feel free to email us also at: infoATvisageclinic.com. I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D.

  • Simon says:

    Hello I am very interested in a jaw implants as I have given it serious consideration for a long time!
    I am curious as to what the procedure costs?

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Hi Simon. We do jaw angle augmentation with fillers AND also with implant when looking for something more permanent. We have several models of implants depending if you are interested more in widening the angles (the “flaring” of the jaw), the vertical length, the posterior length, etc. Th procedure takes on average 90 minutes to perform, under general anesthesia. My assistants will be emailing you more information later today! I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D.

  • Mario Doria says:

    Hi
    I’m after angled mandible jaw implants. I’m. After at wider more square look.
    If you could provide appropriate costs for the widening implants as well as the custom made
    Ones that would be great

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning Mario, my assistants will be emailing you today with information. I look forward to meeting you! Dr. D.

  • Christina says:

    Hello. I previously had jaw surgery about 8 years ago to fix my alignment. Although my alignment and function of teeth is great, I still have quite a bit of asymmetry. Is it possible to have a custom implant on one side to lessen the asymmetry? I understand it will never be perfect but I would like to soften it as much as possible. Also I already have screws in my jaw, would I have to get them removed?

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning, yes it it possible. Once we meet, I will be able to offer some options for your asymmetry… we will discuss fat grafting, fillers, standard implants which can be carved and custom-made implants. I look forward to meeting you. My assistants will be emailing you some details. Dr. D.

  • Nate says:

    Hello. I am looking into this and am wondering if you could provide more information about the details of mid-face and peri-nasal implant, custom jawline implants and cost.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning Nay, I likely can help you. The masseter is the strongest muscle per cubic centimeter in our body so yes, implants can move. This is why I put 2 mini screws on each side. I would be happy to meet you. It would be good to have your previous Operative Note with you so I know what was done, which implant, which screw was used (since we need the correct screw driver, etc.). Once we meet, I may recommend some imaging too. If you live in TO, come and see us… otherwise, happy to start on SKYPE or Facetime, and you would send us some pictures first, and hopefully your OR note (you can ask your surgeon’s secretary/assistant to release that information to us). Our fax number is: 416-368-3113. Dr. D.

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