- Vancouver CA-BC
Gerald Wittenberg, DMD: Jawline Enhancement Surgery An experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Gerald Wittenberg owns and operates private practices in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia. Dr. Wittenberg employs innovative techniques to minimize healing times and promote optimal outcomes for his patients. He is also an expert in facial balance assessments and can treat both the hard bone tissue as well as the soft tissues of the face. Jawline surgery offers a wide variety of benefits. Some patients undergo this type of procedure to correct their bite and resolve problems with chewing, teeth grinding, and clenching of the jaw. The surgery also provides aesthetic improvements for people who feel that their jawline is weak or sagging. Most people want a firm, tight jawline. A well-defined jawline creates the shape of the face and establishes a balance between the upper and lower halves of the face. Because the skin and tissue around the jawline tend to sag as people get older, jawline surgery also promotes a youthful appearance. Depending on the severity of the patient’s issues, the surgeon may tighten the skin and reposition muscles or bones to enhance function and create more pleasing contours. In addition to the removal and repositioning of tissue and when necessary, bone, the surgeon sometimes uses a prosthetic implant to augment the jaw or chin. For patients who possess a double chin, jaw surgery sometimes involves a combination of liposuction, tissue adjustment, grafts, and implants. Gerald Wittenberg, DMD, meets with each patient to determine the best course of action to achieve desired results.