During bimaxillary osteotomy, a combined surgery, the Le Fort I procedure is performed on the upper jaw and mandibular sagittal split osteotomy is performed on the lower jaw.
Also Known As:
- Jaw surgery
- Le Fort surgery
Conditions Treated with Bimaxillary Osteotomy:
Bimaxillary osteotomy is utilized in order to treat a congenital facial deformity, undesirable jaw structure and upper jaw trauma.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to bimaxillary osteotomy.
Anesthesia with Bimaxillary Osteotomy:
Bimaxillary osteotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Bimaxillary Osteotomy:
Possible risks following bimaxillary osteotomy include infection, bleeding, bruising, soreness, swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience nerve damage, jaw relapse and for a blood transfusion to be required.
Prognosis after Bimaxillary Osteotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following bimaxillary osteotomy is very good.
Recovery from Bimaxillary Osteotomy:
The total recovery time for bimaxillary osteotomy is one to two months.