WHAT IS DYSGNATHIA? - FACE SURGERY
Dysgnathia is the term commonly used for jaw deformities and the surgical interventions which correct malformations or misalignment of the jaw, chin and bite.
IS THIS PROCEDURE SUITABLE FOR ME? - FACE SURGERY
Your suitability will be determined by a surgeon’s examination in which the surgeon will take the necessary measurements to establish if dysgnathia surgery is required.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? - FACE SURGERY
Dysgnathia can radically change your appearance, and in many cases change your life for the better.
The visible benefits are apparent with immediate improvements in facial symmetry but the benefits don't stop there. This surgery can also have an affect on health issues such as sleep apnea and snoring and in some cases functional issues which can be painful or uncomfortable such as chewing, swallowing and even speech.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROCEDURE? - FACE SURGERY
Depending on the surgeons recommendation there are several different types of dysgnathia surgery which can be performed. The type of surgery will depend on your individual requirements and can include:
1. Upper Jaw (Maxillary Osteotomy)This can help with significantly receded upper jaw, cross bite, too much or too little of the teeth showing, and open bite (excess bone growth above the molars).
2. Lower Jaw (Mandibula Osteotomy)This can help with a significantly receded lower jaw.
3. Chin surgery (Mentum Plasty)This provides augmentation or reduction of the chin bone.
Depending on the procedure performed you may need to wear dental braces and or elastics (rubber bands) on the front of your teeth. Jaw surgery involves your jaw being moved to the optimum position and then being held in place with titanium plates and screws.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR ME? - FACE SURGERY
A consultation with the surgeon will be able to determine which procedure is best for you and suitable for your specific needs and requirements. This consultation will take into account factors such as your medical history and condition, and will enable you to come to an informed decision and help manage expectations of the dysgnathic surgical intervention.
WILL IT LEAVE A SCAR? - FACE SURGERY
Jaw surgery is usually performed inside the mouth therefore there is no facial scarring. There are no external incisions.
Of course, the exact location of the incision will depend on the type and extent of the surgery you have and this can be discussed with the surgeon before you proceed.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST? - FACE SURGERY
Dysgnathia surgery is permanent. To achieve the best results possible, you should adhere to the surgeon’s post-surgical recommendations.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE? - FACE SURGERY
This will depend on the extent of the surgery; but usually the procedure itself takes between 3 and 4 hours although occasionally it can take a little longer.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN? WHAT KIND OF POST-OPERATIVE CARE CAN I EXPECT? - FACE SURGERY
During the procedure you will be under general anaesthesia. However, you may experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery as your body heals.
You can expect to be sore, swollen and bruised and you should follow the surgeon’s instructions with regard to post-operative care. After the surgery you will be given painkillers to help with any pain and discomfort you may be feeling.
We provide private, self-catering accommodation with first class post-operative nursing care. Our English speaking nurses are highly trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery. Your visits are organized daily immediately after discharge. These visits take into consideration your needs and are timed at your convenience.
HOW LONG WILL I NEED TO STAY IN BUDAPEST? - FACE SURGERY
We recommend you stay for 2 to 4 nights depending on the type of surgery you undergo.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME? HOW LONG BEFORE I AM ACTIVE AGAIN? - FACE SURGERY
This can vary and can take anything from 3 to 12 weeks. You are recommended to take at least a portion of this recovery time off work.
Recovery periods can vary between patients and are dependent upon factors such as age, state of health, the procedure undertaken and your own body's natural healing ability.
Strenuous activity (such as going to the gym) should not be attempted until at least 1 to 3 months post surgery.
In some cases your jaw may need to be wired shut.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED? - FACE SURGERY
In common with all types of surgery, there are certain risks involved. The majority of side effects often prove to be temporary but can include bleeding, oedema, infections, and temporary loss of sensitivity in the area.
Full information of the risks involved, and what you can expect to experience, will be provided to you by your surgeon before the procedure.