Question: Is lower jaw surgery worth it?

Is it worth getting jaw surgery?

If the benefits outweigh the risk, surgery is worth it. Otherwise, it is better to leave well alone. Patients with severe dentofacial deformities are unable to chew properly. These are the severe underbite, overbite and open bite cases.

Will lower jaw surgery change my face?

In some cases treatment is planned to improve your bite, with minimal change to your facial appearance, whilst in other cases, there will be more noticeable change to your facial appearance (for example if you have a prominent lower jaw, or a small setback lower jaw).

Is lower jaw surgery safe?

Jaw surgery is generally safe when done by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, often in collaboration with an orthodontist. Risks of surgery may include: Blood loss. Infection.

Is lower jaw surgery painful?

Jaw surgery is usually performed after the growth stops, which is around ages 14 to 16 years for females and 17 to 21 years for males. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so there is no pain during surgery. Patients usually experience pain after the anesthesia wears off, which can last for a few days.

Does jaw surgery look differently?

2- After some days or weeks since your surgery: “I dont look like me!” as swelling subsides and the results of the surgery are more and more visible, you might start feeling like your face is not your own; thats completely normal after a major surgery such as orthognathic surgery, but keep in mind that its only you ...

How long do you stay in hospital after jaw surgery?

Orthognathic surgery takes place in a hospital and requires patients to stay for two to four days after the procedure. The hospital will contact the patients 48 hours in advance to let them know what time they should report. During the surgery, patients are put under general anesthesia.

Does jaw surgery make you more attractive?

Corrective Jaw Surgery Benefits While oral surgeons perform corrective jaw surgery to correct a patients bite and jaw function, theres an added bonus: a more attractive appearance.

Is jaw surgery scary?

The idea of orthognathic surgery can be a bit scary! But there are surprisingly few complications and the team here at Moira Wong Orthodontics is probably the best in the country. The two biggest concerns that patients generally have are psychological factors related to the change of their appearance and fear of pain!

Are you awake during jaw surgery?

After surgery youll awake in a recovery room. Your IV will remain in place. Youll most likely have a device to give you oxygen. Ice packs will be applied to your face to control swelling.

Do you stay overnight after jaw surgery?

Immediately post-op You will likely recover from the anesthesia in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for an hour or so. You will then be transferred to a room for further recovery. Single jaw surgeries do not usually necessitate an overnight hospital stay and will be discharged when certain criteria are met.

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