Lantern jaw

Medical specialists from each field perform bimaxillary osteotomy and facial contouring surgery to safely improve jaw functions and form an ideal facial line.

Operation time

1 – 2 hours


General anesthesia


2 days

Suture removal



2 weeks

What is lantern jaw surgery?

This surgical procedure pushes the excessively developed lower jaw inwards to align the occlusion between the upper and lower chin.

This jaw condition is usually accompanied by the malocclusion between the upper and lower teeth.

In severe cases, it is difficult to correctly pronounce words or chew food, causing inconvenience in everyday life and psychological complex in one’s appearance.

Bone scalpel enhancing the accuracy and safety of surgery
The bone scalpel is an ultrasonic device which cuts the bones by responding only to the bone tissues.

It has less vibration within 0.5mm enabling a very precise surgery, protects nearby blood vessels and nerves by responding only to bones, causes less tissue damages and bleeding and provides quick recovery.


When you need lantern jaw surgery

01If you have poor occlusion between upper and lower teeth because the lower chin is more protruded than the upper chin

02If you have a protruded lower chin makes the center of the face look sunken

03If you have lantern jaw accompanied by malocclusion, asymmetrical and long face

04If your mouth is always open due to severe malocclusion

Surgery method

Cut upper and lower chin bones and move them to the right position to immediately improve chin functions and the appearance.
View Plastic Surgery Clinic’s ‘Nano bimaxillary osteotomy™’ applies the occlusal plane rotation to form a slimmer facial line and natural look with beautiful dentition.
In addition, the clinic selects either the Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy (SSRO) or Intraori Vertical Ramus Osteotomy (IVRO) depending on the symptoms for mandible (lower jaw) surgery.

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The clinic analyzes symptoms for each individual patient and decides the site to be cut.

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It introduces the occlusal plane rotation to rotate the upper jaw and move it to the right position.

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The lower jaw is fractured (mandible surgery) for moving it to the proper position for the occlusion with the upper jaw.

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Firmly fix the fractured bones not to move.

Like protruded mouth due to the short chin

The front chin (chin tip) surgery can solve the problem of looking like a lantern jaw with normal occlusion but protruded chin tip.

Why VIEW Plastic Surgery Clinic’s bimaxillary osteotomy has been receiving the spotlight

1Dream Team of Facial Bones

Plastic surgery department

dental clinic (partner)

Anesthesiology department

Facial bone care department

2One-stop treatment

The one-stop treatment system covers everything from consulting, surgery, correction to follow-up care through VIEW Plastic Surgery Clinic and its partner dental clinic.

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3Fast fixing

The fast fixation is a short-term fixation procedure for 2 – 3 days to help the chin joints settle in a more stable position.
The joints are fixed with rubber bands rather than metal wires for the free movement of the chin and comfortable breathing, eating and conversation.

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43D CT satisfying both precision and safety

It is important to accurately identify the position of the neural gland and understand the bone structure (size, width, thickness, length) due to difficulty in securing a good field of vision during the facial bone surgery.

View Plastic Surgery Clinic performs 3D-CT imaging for 3D analysis to precisely identify the bone structure and the position of the neural gland, effectively solve problems in the function of the chin and aesthetic issues, and minimize nerve damage through a safe surgery.

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53D Morpheus virtual surgery simulation for predicting surgery results

Morpheus 3D scans the facial information, predicts the facial appearance after the surgery and displays a 3D image through cutting-edge 3D simulation.

It can precisely take images within less than 0.1mm error, scientifically evaluates the progress by 3D facial image comparison, and is able to effectively change the surgery plan if required.

This makes it possible for both the doctor and patient to share the surgery goal for a more precise surgery.

* LED light is not harmful to the human body.

6Safety device system

View Plastic Surgery Clinic owns various safety devices for a safe and reliable surgery.
In addition, an anesthesiologist participates in the planning of the surgery to enhance safety.

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