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Bimaxillary osteotomy

What is the Bimaxillary osteotomy?

A bimaxillary osteotomy is combined surgery of the upper and lower jaws using the Le Fort I procedure and the mandibular sagittal split osteotomy, respectively. Bimaxillary osteotomy is used to treat upper jaw trauma (e.g. cancer, injury), undesirable jaw structure, congenital facial deformity.

What is the procedure?

What kind of result can you expect?

Recovery period and recommendations

Recovery period after Bimaxillary osteotomy usually takes from one to two months.

Possible side effects and complications

Possible surgical complications of Bimaxillary osteotomy may include: jaw trauma (e.g. cancer, injury), undesirable jaw structure, congenital facial or jaw abnormality, bleeding, infection, swelling, bruising, soreness, adverse reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, jaw relapse. Blood transfusion often required.






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