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Jaw Implants in Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo Jaw Implants
Orange County Surgical Specialists

Do you desire a more defined chin and jawline?

Dr. Bolourian has utilized custom facial implants for aesthetic and reconstructive indications. Precise measurements obtained from a CT scan allow the creation of physical and virtual models that allows Dr. Bolourian to design implants unique and customized to the patient’s desire. You may be a candidate for Mission Viejo custom wrap-around jaw implants. Custom jaw implants are ideal for individuals who have posterior jaw and anterior chin deficiency, chin asymmetry, or who require more chin elongation than a traditional chin implant can provide. At Orange County Surgical Specialists, we offer custom jaw implants for our patients from a renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Reza Bolourian. Dr. Bolourian is a double board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience in Facial Plastics and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery.

Custom Implants

What are Custom Facial Implants, and in particular, what are custom mandibular (Jaw) wrap-around implants?

A standard facial implant is a stock implant that comes in a range of specific shapes and sizes. They are fine for some but not every patient.

Traditional implants are great options for someone trying to enhance an area of the facial structures without the need to correct asymmetry and significant deficiencies. Custom facial implants are a great alternative to standard facial implants for correcting facial asymmetry and/or for individuals who want to achieve a very specific look.

Jaw Implants vs. Chin Implants

When considering jaw implants or chin implants, it's important to understand the differences and goals associated with each procedure. Jaw implants are designed to enhance the overall structure and contour of the jawline, including the angles and width of the jaw. They can provide a more defined and prominent jawline, addressing issues such as a weak or recessed jaw. On the other hand, chin implants specifically target the chin area, augmenting its size and projection. They are often used to improve the balance and symmetry of the face, especially in cases where the chin is small or retruded.

Both jaw implants and chin implants are typically made of biocompatible materials and are placed through incisions inside the mouth or under the chin, ensuring minimal visible scarring. The choice between the two procedures depends on the specific concerns and desired outcomes of the individual. If the goal is to enhance the entire jawline, jaw implants may be the preferred option. However, if the primary concern is to correct a weak or receding chin, chin implants may be more suitable. It's crucial to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess your facial anatomy and provide personalized recommendations to help you achieve your desired results.

Custom mandibular wrap-around implants are best for:


  • Individuals with a weak jawline
  • Steep mandibular angles
  • Jaw and Chin asymmetry
  • Individuals who want to lengthen the chin and the posterior jaw line (Angle of the Jaw).
  • Individuals who desire the best possible aesthetic results with unlimited design options and the perfect fit of the implant.
  • Patients who have had jaw surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) are left with noticeable contour irregularities.

What are Mandibular wrap-around Implants made of?


Mandibular wrap-around implants are made of solid silicone. These implants have been well-researched and FDA-approved for use in humans. In addition, they have been successfully implemented in our practice for many years without major complications and side effects.

Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita
Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita
Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita
Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita
Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita

Am I a candidate for this type of jaw implant?

Ideal Candidates

The process starts with researching and finding the right surgeon for this very technical procedure. A consultation with our Board certified Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, will be the initial step in determining if you are a good candidate for Mission Viejo mandibular wrap-around implants. Once that is established, we will then obtain an in-house CT scan.

The CT scan is reviewed by Dr. Bolourian at your consultation visit. The scan provides invaluable information about your facial skeleton. The 3D CT scan makes surgical planning more precise in planning and executing facial implant surgery. At our practice, we ensure that our patients are directly involved with the design and fabrication of their custom jaw implants.

Consultation and Preparation

During the consultation for jaw implants or chin implants, patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation of their facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. The surgeon will discuss the patient's concerns, assess their facial structure, and determine the most suitable implant option. They will explain the benefits, risks, and potential outcomes of the procedure, allowing the patient to make an informed decision. The consultation is also an opportunity for the patient to ask questions, clarify any doubts, and understand the surgical process.

To prepare for the treatment, patients may be required to undergo certain pre-operative steps. This can include medical examinations, laboratory tests, and imaging studies to assess the bone structure and plan the surgery accordingly. The surgeon may provide instructions regarding medications to avoid before the procedure, such as blood-thinning drugs, to minimize the risk of complications. They may also recommend lifestyle modifications, such as quitting smoking and avoiding certain supplements, to optimize healing and reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, the patient may receive guidelines on fasting before surgery and arranging transportation to and from the surgical facility.

It's essential to follow the surgeon's instructions closely during the preparation phase to ensure a safe and successful procedure. By actively participating in the consultation process and diligently preparing for the treatment, patients can enhance their overall experience and increase the likelihood of achieving their desired results.

Where do we make incisions for mandibular wrap-around implants?


When making incisions for our custom jaw implants Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, is very adept at making very small incisions. There are two small incisions inside the mouth and one small incision under the chin. The incisions are closed with fine stitches and are barely visible since they are mostly inside the mouth.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After jaw or chin implant surgery, it may take several weeks to months to see the final results as swelling subsides and tissues heal. During the recovery period, patients should expect some downtime and follow their surgeon's instructions regarding rest and physical activity limitations. Proper aftercare is essential, including keeping the incision areas clean, avoiding activities that strain the treated area, and following scar prevention measures. Regular follow-up visits with the surgeon and a healthy lifestyle are important for maintaining long-term results and addressing any concerns that may arise.

Jaw Implants Mission Viejo, CA  Rancho Santa Margarita

Why choose Orange County Surgical Specialists?

Orange County Surgical Specialists is a renowned facility known for its exceptional expertise and patient-centered care. Dr. Bolourian, the leading facial plastic surgeon at the practice, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his patients. He is highly regarded in the field and has received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding contributions.

Dr. Bolourian has been recognized for his expertise in facial plastic surgery and is known for his exceptional results. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in his field, Dr. Bolourian ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care using the latest techniques and technologies available.

Patients choosing Orange County Surgical Specialists can expect personalized attention, compassionate care, and a commitment to achieving their desired outcomes. The facility prides itself on providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients, ensuring that they feel supported throughout their surgical journey. The positive reviews and testimonials from satisfied patients attest to the exceptional care and results offered by Orange County Surgical Specialists, making it a top choice for those seeking facial plastic surgery expertise.

Schedule Your Mission Viejo, CA, Jaw Implants Consultation at Orange County Surgical Specialists Today

If you're considering jaw implants and are looking for exceptional care in Mission Viejo, CA, schedule your consultation today with Orange County Surgical Specialists. Dr. Bolourian and his team are dedicated to providing personalized, expert care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

To schedule your consultation or learn more about jaw implants, contact Orange County Surgical Specialists at (949) 888-0332. Their friendly staff will assist you in setting up an appointment and answering any questions you may have. Take the first step towards a more defined jawline by reaching out to Orange County Surgical Specialists today.

Jaw Implants Frequently Asked Questions

The surgery is approximately two to three hours, and it is performed under IV sedation.

Mild to moderate discomfort is to be expected after mandibular wrap-around implant surgery. There will be mild bruising and moderate swelling for the first four to five days. Final results are evident after a few weeks.

Yes, the results of these jaw implants are permanent.

The cost of custom wrap-around jaw implants varies, depending on the shape and positioning of the implant. However, they generally range from $18,000 to $23,000.

Jaw implants are a relatively common procedure performed by skilled facial plastic surgeons to enhance the contour and structure of the jawline.

Like any surgical procedure, jaw implants carry certain risks, which may include infection, implant shifting, nerve injury, bleeding, or unfavorable scarring. However, these risks are typically minimal and can be mitigated through proper surgical technique and post-operative care.

The placement of jaw implants is typically done through discreet incisions made inside the mouth or under the chin, resulting in minimal visible scarring. Following proper incision care and scar prevention measures can further help minimize the appearance of scars.

During the initial recovery period, it is advisable to sleep with your head elevated and avoid putting pressure on the treated area. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to position yourself during sleep to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Due to the effects of anesthesia and the initial discomfort post-surgery, it is generally recommended to have someone accompany you and drive you home after jaw implant surgery for your safety and comfort.

The appropriate age for jaw implants can vary depending on individual factors and goals. It is important to consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon who can assess your facial anatomy, maturity, and overall health to determine the best timing for the procedure.

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