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Facelift: Conventional approach vs. Extended Deep Plane

Retaining ligaments are a series of fibrous bands that hold the most superficial tissues in place. In a conventional facelift, the surgeon shortens the SMAS (inner layer that distributes the action of the facial mimic muscles) in the part closest to the scalp and subsequently does the same with the skin. The disadvantage of this...

The 5 most read articles on our blog in 2020

To end this endless 2020, we share a compilation with the five most read articles on the Maxillofacial Institute's blog during the year:   #1  "How to reduce swelling after orthognathic surgery"   #2 What should I eat after my wisdom tooth extraction?"   #3 "TMJ: What treatments do we perform at Instituto Maxilofacial?"  ...

Craniomandibular Dysfunction

After dental causes, the second most common cause of orofacial pain (in the face and mouth area) is craniomandibular dysfunction. Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD) is defined as the set of pathologies and clinical situations that cause disorders in the masticatory system, which includes the muscles of the mouth and face, and the joints of the mouth....

Relapse in orthognathic surgery

Relapse is a fear commonly expressed by patients who undergo any surgery. In the case of orthognathic surgery, there are mainly two types: 1- Dental relapse, when there is a change in the position of the teeth after surgery — this type of recurrence is the most common. 2- Skeletal relapse, when there is a...