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Can Radiesse Be Used to Create a Stronger or More Square Jaw?

I've been considering mandibular angle implants for about a year now and thought a dermal filler, such as Radiesse, might be a good test run.

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Radiesse is a good filler, just not for this

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Radiesse is a good filler for contour. However, I do not think it will make your jaw stronger. Schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for other options.

Manhattan Dermatologist
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Radiesse can work but you may need a bit more in jaw area

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Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite, the same constituent as your own bone. This makes it really compatible with our bodies. For Mandibular augmentation, you will likely need a siginificant more amount of augmentation here than you would along the mouth lines. Mandibular silicone implants are made up of approximately 10-15cc each side. So you will need quite a lot of Radiesse to show the same amount of change. This is important to know before doing radiesse injections in this area. If you just want to get a little taste of what this will look like then radiesse would be a good trial. Silicone implants are one of the better ways of really augmenting the lateral jaw bone. Below is a video on jaw implants / jaw augmentation for you to watch as another option.

Thanks for reading!

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse for jaw line

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You are thinking like a plastic surgeon!  Yes, Radiesse is a great filler for that purpose.  It's a bit thicker and longer lasting than the hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Juvederm).  It's also great for deeper volume filling-type indications.  Good luck!

Dr. Singer

Elan B. Singer, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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