The human jaw is a functional marvel. It acts as a powerful anatomical clamp, exerting up to 250 pounds of pressure per square inch. Your lower jaw can move forward and back as well as side-to-side. It’s even got a trick that’s unique to all the joints in the human body: it dislocates and relocates every time you chew.
The jaw also plays an important role in facial aesthetics. A well-defined jawline helps create an attractive, youthful profile. To create a more sculpted appearance, Dr. Yagoda can enhance a weak jawline and can remove the jowls associated with the aging process through her New York/Manhattan office.
Here are some of the procedures Dr. Yagoda offers to improve the appearance of the jaw area:
Did you know that disorders of the jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can arise from an imbalance of the delicate workings of the joint, the muscles that control it, and the nervous system that governs those muscles? These disorders can cause muscle strain, pain, and dysfunction, which can result in symptoms including headache, ear pain, and difficulty chewing. As both a Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist, Dr. Yagoda can diagnosis and treat both aesthetic and functional issues of the jaw.
From Quebec to Qatar, Dr. Yagoda’s patients come to New York City (NYC) and Manhattan from all over the world. Find out how we can help you get here from abroad.