How to reduce swelling after orthognathic surgery

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Cirugía ortognática

How to reduce swelling after orthognathic surgery

Although our orthognathic surgery patients do not usually report pain during their postoperative period, most agree that swelling is the most important source of discomfort, especially during the first three days, when it reaches its peak, before gradually decreasing. In this aspect, we can distinguish between two types of inflammation: Superficial inflammation: it is the...

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...

Do you need orthognathic surgery?

Approximately between 25 and 30% of the population has a variable degree of face disarmony, and half of those cases would eventually be candidates for orthognathic surgery. Traditionally, maxillofacial surgical procedures were very traumatic, so only very extreme cases were intervened. However, in recent years, interventions for facial deformities are becoming less and less invasive,...