Maxillofacial Reconstruction

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The Effect of Maxillofacial Reconstruction

This surgery usually results in a more normal facial appearance.

Maxillofacial Reconstruction Procedure

The term "maxillofacial" refers to the two-thirds of the face below the eyes. Maxillofacial surgery is used to repair facial defects from birth, such as a cleft lip, injury or surgery and correct uneven problems of the face. It includes those surgical procedures employed to correct complex congenital (since birth) and acquired (post-trauma) deformities. These include:
  • Rehabilitation of defects of the hard and soft palate
  • Restoration of the bony and soft tissue defects of the maxilla and mandible
  • Facial prostheses
  • Obturators

Candidates for Treatment

Candidates include people with birth defects, facial injuries, uneven jaws or receding chins. People suffering from a troublesome temporomandibular joint may also benefit from this surgery.

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Bleeding. Infection. Nerve damage (cranial nerve dysfunction). Permanent scarring. Partial or total loss of bone grafts. Need for follow-up surgery.

The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.

Surgery

The specifics of maxillofacial reconstruction do vary from the type of surgery required and also to each patients specifics.

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.
 

If you have questions that are not answered in this website, then please contact us.
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