Everything you need to know about numbness after orthognathic surgery

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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...

What should I eat after my wisdom tooth extraction?

The extraction of wisdom teeth is indicated for a large part of the population, since there are very few cases where they erupt without complications. If you have undergone, or intend to go through this intervention (which is usually quite simple in most cases) it is very important to know what kind of food you can...