A bone surgery, Le Fort I osteotomy involves
realigning or strengthening the upper jaw, usually to bring the middle of the
face forward. During the procedure, the upper jaw is separated from the skull
and moved into the desired position before being secured with screws.
- Upper jaw
- Upper jaw
Treated with Le Fort I Osteotomy:
Le Fort I osteotomy may be performed in cases of
congenital jaw deformity, off-center jaw, protruding or retracted jaw,
undesirable jaw structure or upper jaw trauma.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to Le Fort I osteotomy.
with Le Fort I Osteotomy:
Le Fort I osteotomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Le Fort I Osteotomy:
Possible risks following Le Fort I osteotomy include
infection, bleeding, bruising, soreness, swelling, nerve damage, jaw relapse
and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Le Fort I Osteotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following Le
Fort I osteotomy is good.
from Le Fort I Osteotomy:
Total recovery from Le Fort I osteotomy takes one to two months.