Aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton

When we do not like a face or it does not look very harmonious, even though the skin, eyes and ears are fine, we are probably facing an alteration in the size or position of any of the bones (jaw, maxilla, cheekbones, nose, chin) that make up the face. Then, 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 by orthognathic surgery or aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton, which today have advanced greatly in their techniques. It is important to know that approximately 25 to 30% of the population presents a variable degree of facial disharmony. And of these, half of them would be candidates for orthognathic surgery. This has allowed even mild cases of malformation to undergo this surgery with favorable risk-benefit ratios.

The orthognathic surgery revolution

Aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton, as we have said, has undergone a revolution in the last decade in the diagnostic and therapeutic fields. 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 millimetric precision.

This platform also allows us to perform virtual surgery in three dimensions, during which the surgeon can anticipate and decide which movements will be applied later to the maxilla, mandible and the rest of the facial bone structures.

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At Teknon Maxillofacial Institute, we have developed and implemented several minimally invasive orthognathic surgery techniques in recent years to make interventions faster and smoother, with a shorter recovery. We have also developed a protocol of reduced incisions that allow us to perform surgeries with minimal tissue disruption. Specifically, we use our original “Twist” technique to intervene the maxilla through a minimal incision (2.8 cm on average) and in an average time of 44 minutes.

More information: In search of facial harmony