Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

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Cirugía Estética Maxilofacial

Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

When undergoing an intervention that is expected to achieve an aesthetic improvement, it is essential that the patient is  firmly aware of what can and cannot be achieved. The patient must set realistic goals, and it is the duty of the surgeon to inform his or her patients of the results that can be achieved,...

How is the postoperative of an ultrasonic rhinoplasty?

After explaining what ultrasonic rhinoplasty is, Dr. Jorge Masià, maxillofacial surgeon, talks about the recovery process after this surgery. What recommendations should the patient follow after the ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure? During the first week, the patient should take antibiotic to prevent infection of the operative area as well as painkillers to counteract postoperative discomfort. The nasal...

The Subjective Analysis of Beauty

It is difficult to measure beauty because of its great variability. However, there are some elements -subjectives-, which must be present for the face to be perceived as beautiful or harmonious: symmetry, vertical excess of the lower third of the face, anterior divergence, convexity, and soft tissue tension. Let's see each one of them: Symmetry...

What is Moebius syndrome?

Moebius Syndrome is a congenital disease considered rare (with 1 in every 120,000 live births in our country) which most visible manifestations are a "mask face", that is, a expressionless face due to the paralysis of the nerves that give movement to the muscles that control mimicry and expression (forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, lips ...), and...