Banobagi Consultation Center
The Start Point of a Sleek Face Line
Procedure Period 5 hours
Anesthesia General Anesthesia
Hospitalization Period 1 day
Suture Removal After 14 days
Post Treatment Up to two
Recovery Period 2 weeks for daily activities
The protruding mouth can be corrected by a surgical procedure or an orthodontic treatment. Unlike the orthodontic treatment which focusing on filling the gaps from dental extraction, the surgical procedure aims to elaborately cut the gum gaps after the dental extraction then the protruded gum bone and anterior teeth are moved backward. This is the most accurate method which can shorten a long period of an orthodontic treatment.
In case that requires additional facial contouring surgeries other than the protruding mouth correction, such surgical procedures can be performed together. Especially, a patient with mouth protrusion often suffers from a receding chin. In this case, the protruding mouth correction surgery may be simultaneously done with receding chin correction surgery.
Because the position of teeth will be changed after the surgery, a thorough medical examination helps to predict dental movement and its ideal position after the surgery while preserving dental function as well as helps plan the final orthodontic treatments.
In general, a degree of swelling after the protruding mouth correction surgery is relatively less than square jaw reduction surgery and/or the cheekbone reduction surgery. Also, the anti-swelling treatment program of Banobagi can shorten the recovery period.