Well-formed contours and double chin reduction thanks to jaw line enhancement
Our jaw angle is located at the rear transition area from the lower jaw to the neck. If this contour is weakly developed, the face appears to be round. Over time the face and neck areas become more and more “blurred” due to sagging fat and skin tissue. Jaw line enhancement by means of an implant can surgically accentuate this area, toning up the skin again.
The implant used is a body-compatible material that we have specially developed in-house.
This method gives the face a defined well-formed contour. The sagging jowls which are the result of aging disappear. How far the implant should run forward along the lower jaw border is determined on an individual basis. The implant used is a body-compatible material that we have specially developed in-house and its shape can be individually adapted to best suit each patient.
The treatment is painless and leaves no visible scars.
The treatment is performed under general anaesthetic and is painless. The patient can go home the day after the operation. Surgery is carried out through the oral cavity, leaving no visible scars. After the operation, there will probably be swelling for around 10 days. The tooth position remains unchanged. The result is long-lasting and gives a beautiful definition to the lateral edge of the lower jaw and neck area. For patients with a small, recessed chin, jaw line enhancement is often recommended along with a chin enhancement.
Patient report April 2016
After a long ordeal, a number of cosmetic procedures which never satisfied me, always hiding as soon as someone tried to take a picture of me from the side – a variety of obstacles which lay in my path throughout the course of my life because of my jaw malposition – I decided around the middle of December 2015 to attend an advice session with Professor Hermann Sailer.
I always knew that something in my face was not quite right or that something hadn’t grown normally, but not a single doctor I had seen over the course of a number of consultations could tell me exactly what the problem was. It was said to be the nose, then the cheeks, then the teeth. No one had a solution or a suggestion on how to help me.
A search on the topic of jaw malposition led me by coincidence to Professor Sailer’s website. I read the many positive reports, and the photos of patients made me curious about the clinic, the doctor, and his team. I asked for a non-binding consultation via the contact form. One day later, Dr Erica Sailer called me personally to make an appointment with me. A short time later I was on my way from Germany to Zurich, carrying with me a fair amount of tension – and also anticipation – along with my hand luggage.
This issue had been affecting me my entire life. Whether long ago at school or at university, I always felt uncomfortable.
My first impressions of the clinic were great! It is a familiar, cosy practice that is also very stylish. The entire team was very warm and eager from the very first moment. The options I had in terms of operations were explained to me thoroughly, and it was also clear to me after this first, hour-long appointment that I would like to be operated on by Professor Sailer. Still, he and Dr Erica Sailer advised me to think everything over thoroughly; after all, it would not be a minor operation, and the financial burden is no small matter either.
After further discussions, in which my questions were answered and Dr Erica Sailer showed me photos of former patients with similar deformities, the date for surgery was soon fixed. I was simply very determined and did not want to wait any longer, since a lot would change for me through this operation – that much I was sure of. I had been searching for just such a doctor for years. One who knows what has to be done, where the problem is, proceeds in a serious manner and doesn’t simply want to sell something. I was operated on just three and a half months after the first meeting.
I arrived at the hospital on the morning of the operation and was really incredibly nervous. The Professor met me personally at the reception, took me to my room and settled my nerves immediately. As Professor Sailer is a friendly, warm person, his manner is naturally infectious and you feel very comfortable. I always had confidence in him. You notice straight away that he loves his work and is 100% behind what he does. So I got changed, went by myself into the operating theatre and into the room, where I received the anaesthetic, which I took very well, incidentally – and, in all honesty, I can’t remember very much more. I dozed off, and when I woke up there was always someone there to supply me with drinks and medication. At this point, I had no pain and I also slept heavily that night. The swelling started the next day, however. But this was as expected and, contrary to expectations, I didn’t start to look like a pumpkin ;). Of course, the scar in the mouth and the swelling was uncomfortable, it pinched and pulled here and there, but it was completely bearable, and I also got painkillers and everything else I asked for. Because I was already doing well – I could already go for a walk through the clinic on the
second day, and was also able to talk to the nurses, have a shower and briefly go outside – there was no reason to object to me leaving the clinic on the third night. In the morning I had one last conversation with the
Professor, who spoke to me at least once every day during my stay. I then made my way with my mum back from Zurich to Innsbruck to stay at her home. I thought it would be better to endure the initial swelling at a safe remove, so as not to unnecessarily alarm anyone at home;)
Unfortunately, I began to feel progressively worse in Austria. I had severe pain, repeated nosebleeds at night, circulatory problems, and respiratory problems due to by nose being completely blocked. My jaw just hurt so much.
Professor Sailer had previously given me his home number, so I called on the second day after I was released and told him about my pain. His voice alone calmed my anxieties straight away. He explained to me that it wouldn’t get worse, how to treat myself and also immediately sent a prescription for stronger painkillers straight to my chemist, which my mum was able to pick up just 15 minutes after the phone call. Thankfully, the painkillers had an immediate impact. Nevertheless, I have to say that the next two days were very painful and stressful. Professor Sailer called me on the next day and asked personally about my condition. He was just so conscientious. After about four days of pain, things went much better. The swelling started to subside and the contours began to emerge more clearly. And now – just four weeks after the operation! – I could cry every time I look in the mirror, because I’m so happy! I’m so happy that I decided to take this step and I’ve been noticing how my confidence is growing. This operation was not a minor procedure, as already mentioned, and you should be aware that you’ll be somewhat impaired
for the first few weeks after the procedure. You can’t chew and at worst, half the face is numb, which makes it hard to drink or to use a glass. But it’s worth it. And that’s exactly what I thought about every day: It’ll all be worth it. With these results, the pain and the temporary impairment were worth it every step of the way.
Professor Hermann Sailer’s work is just amazing, and today I still can’t believe what he achieved with my jaw. As well as this, there’s the endearing manner of him and his team. Dr Erica Sailer also put in so much effort, holding my hand whilst I was being stitched, assuring me I could call at any time, giving me encouragement when I said I was in pain and answering every question in detail before and after the surgery. I always felt myself thoroughly well looked after, both in the practice and at home. I’m looking forward to the immediate future and the final results, even though it already looks great now. The most important thing for me?! I feel beautiful and really at home in my own skin – for the first time in my life!