Experts Warn South Koreans About Cosmetic Jaw Surgery

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Dentistry Today

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“South Koreans have recently gone to a new extreme for aesthetic purposes…”

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A trend sweeping through South Korea among women is to go thru a surgical procedure to reduce size of the jaw.  When done for cosmetic reasons, such a procedure has been proven, according to some, to be a dangerous undertaking.  The procedure involves cutting the jawbone to realign the jaw – all to accomplish a smaller, more petite look.  Regardless of what the advertisements about this procedure predict as positive outcomes, there are significant risks, as outlined in this article.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, Sedation and General Dentist, Denton, TX