Is it normal to feel pressure in the ear after orthognathic surgery?

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Is it normal to feel pressure in the ear after orthognathic surgery?

In the days after orthognathic / orthofacial surgery, some patients notice discomfort in the ear region, such as: Pain in the ear area - it is not really about the ear itself, but about the temporomandibular joint, which is located in the same area. Sensation of 'having water' inside the ear Sensation of ear plugging...

Why is one side of my face more swollen than the other after my orthognathic surgery?

Swelling is normal after surgery, it is a response of the body to the trauma caused by orthognatic surgery, and it is caused by different processes within the body: - The anesthesia used during the surgery causes the blood vessels to dilate and release fluid to the surrounding areas. -After surgery, new cells are sent...

Facial Feminization Surgery at Instituto Maxilofacial

Gender dysphoria is defined as a discordance between gender identity and biological or assigned sex at birth, with which affected people do not identify or feel as their own. This discordance can have devastating effects on mental health, which is why the surgical processes of sex reassignment are of great importance. In the maxillofacial area,...

Orthognathic surgery: better in summer or winter?

Many people wonder what is the best time to undergo surgery, especially in the facial area. That heat increases inflammation is a fairly widespread myth that needs to be debunked. Heat does increase the sensation of inflammation, and therefore the discomfort, but there is no evidence showing that inflammation is objectively greater in hot weather....