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Orthofacial Surgery or Orthognathic Surgery: What’s the difference?

The term orthofacial surgery appears more and more in the specialized media in maxillofacial surgery, but what exactly is it? Although we are in a moment of transition in which both terms can be used indiscriminately to refer to the same procedure, it is necessary to explain each of them in depth: Orthognathic surgery has...

Zygomatic implants: ‘boneless’ implants

Until very recently, those who suffered from bone loss in the upper jaw did not have many options to recover their smile, since dental implants need a solid base on which to be placed. This situation can occur for different reasons: Prolonged edentulism (loss of teeth) Long-term use of removable dentures Trauma Due to generalized...

Prof. Hernández Alfaro analyzes the accident of Fernando Alonso

Prof. Federico Hernández Alfaro, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Maxillofacial Institute, was contacted this weekend by Motorsport.com, a website specialized in motor racing news to comment on the fracture suffered by F1 driver Fernando Alonso, who suffered an accident while cycling in the Swiss Alps. In the Motorsport.com article (in...

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...