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Long-face syndrome: what is it and how is it treated

Long-Face Syndrome, or facial hyperdivergence, is a disproportion of facial features by which an elongated face impression is created, even if its dimensions are normal. The said impression  may be caused by one of the following factors in isolation or in combination: Vertical maxillary excess (gingival smile) Vertical excess of jaw (large chin) Open bite...

Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery step by step

Even though our patients always know in advance the procedures that will be carried out during their surgery, many of them would like to know exactly what happens once the anesthesia takes effect. This is a step by step breakdown of a bimaxillary orthognathic surgery with general anesthesia at the Maxillofacial Institute: After hospital admission,...

Everything you need to know about numbness after orthognathic surgery

The sensation of numbness, also called paresthesia, is one of the possible complications derived from orthognathic surgery, which occurs in different places and with different levels of intensity. As a rule, this sensation is transient, with a very variable recovery period. Orthognathic surgery addresses areas of the face through which different nerves and nerve endings...

What aesthetic procedures can one have in an orthognathic surgery?

  Very often our patients ask us if we can perform complementary aesthetic procedures at the same time as orthognathic surgery. The answer is clearly affirmative. The Maxillofacial Institute has always strongly committed to innovation and the incorporation of new technologies at the service of maxillofacial surgery and this has allowed Prof. Hernández Alfaro and...