Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

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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,...

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...

Is jaw surgery painful?

Jaw surgery is usually not painful.  There's a widespread misconception that, during jaw surgery, the maxillofacial surgeon will “break your jaw”. This misconception makes the whole procedure seem utterly invasive and is supported by thousands of photos of bruised and swollen people after undergoing orthognathic surgery, so it may be difficult to believe that very...

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...