What is orthognathic surgery? | Maxillofacial surgeon - Almería

What is orthognathic surgery?

Written by: Dr. Marco Antonio Sicilia Gutiérrez
Published: | Updated: 15/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.

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By Dr. Marco Antonio Sicilia Gutiérrez
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Sicilia Gutiérrez has a degree in Medicine and Surgery , Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital "Virgen de las Nieves" (Granada), Doctor's Degree with Cum Laude qualification from the University of Granada and Fellow on European Board in Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery ( FEBOMS -London, 2016), completing his training in Barcelona, ​​Madrid and abroad. Honorary member of the Spanish Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery and the Andalusian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also the most experienced surgeon at the regional level in the treatment of maxillofacial deformities (Orthognathic Surgery) and, together with his team, has developed numerous surgical techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is also a founding member of the Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology Unit of the Vithas Hospital "Virgen del Mar" in Almeria. The Unit is a reference center at the local and regional level in the comprehensive medical-surgical treatment of all the alterations that affect the face and mouth (aesthetic, traumatic, tumor, etc.). The main objective of the Unit is to cover in a very specialized way all the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (from the facial skeleton cosmetic surgery to the replacement of missing teeth by means of osseointegrated implants) and to offer, together with a medical team located at the vanguard of the specialty, a treatment of long experience and specialization in some facilities and with state-of-the-art equipment. Currently he also develops his professional activity at the HLA Mediterranean Hospital.

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