This type of Maxillofacial Surgery is defined as responsible for the correction of facial deformities.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia after careful planning in the laboratory and in coordination with the orthodontist. Hospitalization time usually varies from 24 to 48 hours, indicating a variable recovery of between 7 and 10 days.
Orthognathic surgery treats those cases where there are problems facial harmony, either functional or aesthetic reasons.
Orthognathic surgery: before and after
Deformities in the face due to excess or lack of bone growth that forms (cheekbones, nose, jaw, chin, etc.), causing disharmony in the face, not only on aesthetics but also in functional. This alteration takes place during the growth phase and reaches its stability in adulthood.
Of all people affected by this disorder, 30% are candidates for orthognathic surgery, discarding extreme cases, but can also be performed in patients with mild malformations, achieving optimal results.
This surgery offers results both aesthetically and functionally, especially in malformations affecting the jawbone or jaw, producing problems lace or occlusion. In this case, it is also recommended complete orthodontic orthognathic surgery.