How is the postoperative period of orthognathic surgery?

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How is the postoperative period of orthognathic surgery?

Although orthognathic / orthofacial surgery is a very serious procedure, the reality is that in recent years it has gone from being a rather long and traumatic surgery for the patient, to a much rapid procedure carried out using minimally invasive techniques that make the recovery process is considerably less uncomfortable than it used to...

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...

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...

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...