When a face we do not like or we find it not very harmonic, although the skin, eyes and ears are well, surely we are before an alteration in the size or position of any of the bones (jaw, maxilla, cheekbones, nose , chin) that make up the face. So, the aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton or orthognathic surgery is the solution.
These alterations produce a compromise in the aesthetics of the face and, as we said, are solved through orthognathic surgery or aesthetic surgery of the skeleton of the face, which today have advanced a lot in their techniques. You have to know that approximately between 25 and 30% of the population has a variable degree of facial disharmony. And of all of them, half would be candidates to undergo orthognathic surgery. This has allowed that, even in cases of mild malformation, they undergo this surgery with favorable risk-benefit ratios.
The revolution of orthognathic surgery
Cosmetic surgery of the facial skeleton, as we said, has undergone a revolution in the last decade in the diagnostic and therapeutic field. In the diagnostic area, the Teknon Maxillofacial Institute has been a pioneer in Europe in incorporating three-dimensional diagnosis and planning in maxillary surgery. The incorporation of the low-radiation 3D scanner and the LAVA intraoral surface scanner allow the analysis and planning of each case with millimeter precision .
This platform also allows us to perform virtual surgery in three dimensions, during which the surgeon can anticipate and decide which movements will apply later to the maxilla, jaw and the rest of facial bone structures.
In the Teknon Maxillofacial Institute we have developed and implemented in the last years several techniques of minimally invasive orthognathic surgery, so that the interventions are faster and smoother, with a shorter recovery. We have also made a protocol of reduced incisions that allow performing surgeries with minimal alteration of tissues. Specifically, we use our original technique "Twist" to intervene the maxilla through a minimal incision (2.8 cm. of average) and in an average time of 44 minutes.
More information: In search of facial harmony