Long curved mandibular reduction is performed to smoothen the jawline to reveal a softer curved aesthetic.
Using the long curved mandibular reduction one can achieve a gentle, attractive and slim facial appearance instead of a square face and the lower jawline can be transformed into a balanced and natural line giving a soft look as viewed laterally as well as from the front. This surgery is carried out in people who have visible mandibular angle protrusion.
The surgery might not give effective and profound results if the mandibular angle is narrow and inwardly curved from the region below the ears. Patients who fall into this catergory will receive less effects for width reduction. However the quadrangular mandibular angle can still be removed in this situation. In such cases to achieve the full scope of a mandible reduction, it should be performed together with cortical osteotomy