Information on treatment and surgeryOrthognathic Surgery (Two-jaw surgery)
Orthognathic surgery, also known as chin/jaw correction surgery, corrects the position of the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw for functional or aesthetic purposes. It improves the overall facial shape and conditions such as bimaxillary and chin protrusion, facial asymmetry and short chin. This is done by purposely fracturing the jaw bone for correction of not only the functional elements (i.e. chewing or talking) but also the facial appearance.
It refers to the surgery that fractures the bones and changes the position of the upper (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) in order to improve functional and aesthetic problems.
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Basic Surgery Information
- Duration of Surgery: 1-2 hours
Method of Anesthesia: general anesthesia
- Period of hospitalization: 1-2 days
No need for suture removal
- In-hospital treatment: 4 times
Recovery period: 3 weeks
Post-operative edema, bleeding, inflammation and other side effects vary in each individual. Consult with the postoperative care staff at Zeah if there are concerns or discomfort.
Zeah Doctor’s GuideDr. Young Ho Kang (Chairman)
Orthognathic surgery (jaw correction surgery) is an oral and maxillofacial domain.
Jaw correction surgery was first performed domestically and internationally by an oral surgeon in 1950. University and private dental hospitals have been improving and implementing all aspects of jaw correction surgery for more than 60 years and found 90% of thesis related to orthognathic surgery had close associations with dentistry (oral surgery, orthodontics).
An oral and maxillofacial specialist is a doctor whom has completed a bachelor’s degree, resident course, full-time doctor course and a post-graduate degree. After years of training and development, the specialist has extensive knowledge and skills regarding oral diseases and jawbone surgery, and to consult and perform complex surgeries.
The field of cosmetic surgery does not aim to correct any functional and/or pathological conditions of the jaw. An oral and maxillofacial specialist or more specifically, an orthognathic surgeon on the other hand, perform surgeries inside the mouth which requires extensive knowledge on the anatomy of the oral cavity and jaw. Their training prepares them to respond to simple and complex pathological conditions that can occur before or after the surgery, hence it is important for these surgical procedures to be performed by a specialist surgeon specifically.
An orthognathic surgery (jaw correction surgery) must prioritize the balance of three factors.
Balancing the three factors are crucial in an orthognathic surgery and not one should be overlooked. To ensure a stable and long-lasting result of the surgery, the aim is to improve function and esthetics without damaging the original function.
ZEAH Two-jaw Surgery
Safety + safety, sufficient consultation with the operating surgeon/ co-consultation with specialists, simultaneous improvement on aesthetic issues + functional problems/ systematic diagnosis + detailed plan, accurate and precise operation
Safety first! Safe operation management systemZeah Dental Hospital is equipped with experts and advanced UPS technology that enables uninterrupted surgical procedures during emergency situations. Each operating room consists of defibrillators and emergency kits, along with state-of-the-art monitoring systems that reviews the patient in real time.
Specialist collaboration, perfecting the improvements to aesthetic and functional issuesZeah Dental Hospital consist of various specialists that collaborate to deliver results. Their expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthodontics, prosthetics and anaesthetics ensures to improve both aesthetic and functional issues.
Sufficient consultation directly with the operating surgeon + reliable surgeryDr. Young Ho Kang is a highly experienced orthognathic surgeon that has no records of failure or accident in any of the 4000 surgeries he has performed over the last 15 years. He personally consults each patient to tailor the surgical procedures to deliver the highest level of satisfaction in a functional and aesthetic aspect.
Systematic diagnosis, detailed treatment planning and precise operationZeah Dental Hospital deliberately carries out a comprehensive examination
prior to surgery for safety purposes and to ensure accurate results.
The examinations include blood and disease tests plus CT and cephalon x-rays. Preliminary simulation of the surgical procedure is done, comparing the actual face and ideal facial shape based on the dental model and pictures of the oral cavity to maximize desired results.