How to reduce swelling after orthognathic surgery

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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...

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,...

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,...