Currently in South Korea, there has been an increase in Double-jaw surgery. It could become a worldwide radical cosmetic facial beauty fad given its growth popularity. According to specialists who carry out this procedure, it is an extremely invasive surgical procedure fraught with risk and the promise of a much better appearance.
The surgical procedure usually is performed for medically sound reasons: to correct a facial deformity or serious overbite or underbite, which can impede normal chewing of food, for example. Doctors consider it a radical medical solution. Around 52 percent of people who have had it done have experienced complications. An increasing number of South Koreans, however, are choosing double jaw surgery for cosmetic reasons alone. They want to change the entire bone structure of the face in order to achieve a dramatically new look.
The surgery involves extensive bone cutting and realignment of the upper and lower jawline. Patients who have had the procedure endured pain as well as surgical misalignments. The recovery period is much longer compared to less invasive cosmetic surgeries such as a full cosmetic facelift.
In some cases, double-jaw surgery patients reported facial numbness and even paralysis. Others experienced difficulty chewing food where there was no difficulty before. At least one patient had complications so severe that it drove her to suicide.
As a medical procedure, double-jaw surgery is serious business. For those “shopping” around for a plastic surgeon or planning a “medical vacation” in a foreign country to have double jaw surgery for cosmetic reasons on the cheap, think twice and consult first with a qualified facial cosmetic surgeon closer to home.