Mandibular Angle Reduction or Augmentation

Mandibular angle reduction/augmentation is a procedure used to achieve aesthetically pleasing corrections of abnormal facial proportions due to congenital defects, trauma, or aging.

This form of jaw surgery may include making the jaw smaller to create a softer, oval appearance of the lower face. Or, it may involve redefining the mandible by adding jaw implants.

By using advanced 3D imaging to assess you or your child’s specific condition, we can simulate the outcome of proposed surgical plans and adjust any discrepancies before surgery. The 3D technology allows us to create a surgical plan with a level of accuracy not available with traditional imaging technology.  

Whether you or your child will be will be receiving treatment, we know that you will probably have many questions about mandibular angle reduction/augmentation. Our team at the Yale Maxillofacial and Orthognathic Surgery Program is here to answer those questions and to make sure you feel comfortable with the procedure. We create an extensive pre-surgical plan so that you can fully understand the degree of your or your child’s jaw abnormality and the treatment process. Our goal is to maximize normal jaw function, such as speaking, eating, and chewing, as well as to enhance appearance by achieving better facial symmetry.