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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....

10 tips to regain expressiveness after orthognathic surgery

To move the face, messages are sent from the brain to the facial muscles through a nerve called the facial nerve. The messages sent by these nerves allow you to smile, frown, close your eyes, etc. Due to the importance of facial mimicry in human relationships and the anatomical, physiological and psychological effects of its...