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Cosmetic surgery of the facial skeleton

Written by: Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.


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By Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Hernández Alfaro is one of the maxillofacial surgeons with more experience and prestige in the treatment of maxillofacial deformities (orthognathic surgery). It is also an international benchmark in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Since 1995, he has led a team of 20 professionals at the Maxillofacial Institute of Teknon Medical Center, a reference in maxillofacial surgery at European level. He is a national and international opinion leader in orthognathic surgery. He combines his professional work with teaching, working as Professor in Maxillofacial Surgery at the International University of Catalonia (UIC) of Barcelona and Director of the International Master of Dental Implants of this same university. He is the author of numerous publications in the national and international field.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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