- Orthognathic Surgery
- Sleep Apnea
- Dental Implants
- Esthetic Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Dental Esthetic
The Maxillofacial Institute’s team of medical professionals answers the most common questions that people may have before having orthognathic surgery:
In facial malformations, the teeth in the maxillary and mandibular arch are usually misaligned. In these cases, the role of the orthodontist is essential, in order to align the teeth and prepare them for surgery. The aim of combining orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery is to restore the balance between all the facial features.
A general anaesthetic is required for bimaxillary orthognathic surgery, along with one night in hospital. However, if the orthognathic surgery is for monomaxillary mandibular advancement, then it is performed, thanks to the protocols designed by Dr. Hernández Alfaro, under local anaesthetic and sedation without the need for hospitalisation. Patients can return home two hours after surgery.
In the case of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery it lasts around 54 minutes, and for monomaxillary surgery, around 25 minutes.
No, for the first few days after surgery the team of professionals will provide the patient with guidelines to follow, as well as medication to make the postoperative period as smooth and comfortable as possible.
The patient can resume their normal life completely within a couple of weeks of surgery. Some patients are able to return to their normal tasks within four days of orthognathic surgery. In the case of monomaxillary orthognathic surgery, the postoperative period is much shorter and the patient can get back to their daily life within just a few days.
Not immediately. The maxillofacial surgeon will advise each patient of the right time to return to doing sport on a regular basis.
The professional team at the Maxillofacial Institute will draw up a specific dietary plan for each patient. The diet will be liquid at the beginning and then a soft-food diet will be introduced after a few days until, gradually, as indicated by the doctor, the patient can return to their normal diet.