Thursday, January 18, 2018

Curious about the difference between double jaw surgery and facial contouring surgery?

That is one of the most frequently asked questions, so here is detailed explanation!

Orthognathic surgery

Orthognathic surgery 

Orthognathic surgery, also known as double jaw surgery surgically corrects the upper and lower jaws and adjusts them in the correct position. The procedure is suitable for conditions including mandibular prognathism, mouth protrusion, facial asymmetry, and other abnormal positioning of the jaw.

Traditionally, braces were required to be worn 1 to 1.5 years prior to surgery. The double Jaw surgery method originating from ID Hospital, Surgery-First Approach Orthognathic surgery is an innovative procedure that has shortened the whole surgery time by eliminating the braces prior to surgery. After the surgery, a wafer is worn for one month followed by braces. Usually, depending on the cases, braces are required after the surgery to re-align the bite.

Orthognathic surgery Before and After 

There are many types of orthognathic surgery, so the right type of surgery is determined during consultation, after X-ray and 3D CT scans, to make a customized surgical plan.

Facial contouring surgery (V-line surgery)

Facial Contouring surgery (V-line surgery)
V-line surgery, also known as jaw reduction surgery, actually includes two types of surgeries. Jaw reduction is done to reduce the size of the jaw bone (mandible angle) and a chin genioplasty surgery is done to reduce or extend the chin bone. 

Just like the orthognathic surgery, there are different types of methods for the V-line surgery, and osteotomy methods differ. Dia-osteotomy, T-osteotomy, etc. are recommended by the surgeon upon reviewing a patient’s X-rays. The golden ratio is used to determine the ideal proportion for a patient’s face.

Important things to keep in mind before going for any types of facial bone surgeries:

1. Experience level of the surgeon is important, so selection of the surgeon is vital and can make all the difference in the type of results you get.
2. The safety level of the facilities you select to have your surgery at.
4. Managing the surgery results, by following all the instructions given, and exercising the jaw to help it heal faster

ID Hospital specializes in facial bone surgeries, with board-certified, highly experienced surgeons and is certified by the Korean Health and Welfare Ministry.
Do not hesitate to contact us for a free online consultation, we are always happy to help you reach one step closer to the best version of yourself!

ID Hospital, where happier faces are discovered.

(from facial bone to eyes and nose plastic surgery)
Telephone : +82-2-3496-9787 / +82-2-3496-9783
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