Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

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Cirugia ortognatica bimaxilar

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,...

Maxillofacial deformities: types and causes

Maxillofacial deformities include a good number of alterations that are characterized by involving different elements of the facial skeleton. In a generic way, these are divided into two large groups: congenital and acquired. In the congenital group are included those alterations that are already present in the individual at the time of birth. The most...

Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery step by step

Even though our patients always know in advance the procedures that will be carried out during their surgery, many of them would like to know exactly what happens once the anesthesia takes effect. This is a step by step breakdown of a bimaxillary orthognathic surgery with general anesthesia at the Maxillofacial Institute: After hospital admission,...

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...