I don’t like my face after my orthognathic surgery

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I don’t like my face after my orthognathic surgery

So you had your surgery, swelling has subsided well, your bite is perfect. But you feel your whole face has changed and you don't recognise your nose, smile etc. Even if people tell you that you look better, you feel like the face staring at you from the mirror is not yours…Is it common to...

Relapse in orthognathic surgery

Relapse is a fear commonly expressed by patients who undergo any surgery. In the case of orthognathic surgery, there are mainly two types: 1- Dental relapse, when there is a change in the position of the teeth after surgery — this type of recurrence is the most common. 2- Skeletal relapse, when there is a...

Should plates be removed after orthognathic surgery?

Years ago,  fixation devices in orthognathic surgery were mainly steel wires, plates and screws to fix the jaws in their new position. Today, fixation is accomplished with the help of titanium plates and screws that are placed internally during surgery. Titanium is a fairly soft metal that has the unique property of being biocompatible, that...

Orthognathic surgery in Spain: how’s the process like

Having surgery abroad may be a daunting process, as we tend to feel especially vulnerable when away from home, not to say after having a major surgery such as orthognathic surgery. That is why the first step before embarking in such a journey is research: you should do as much research as you can on...