Orthofacial Surgery

Orthofacial SurgeryOrtho-facial surgery is surgery of both the facial skeleton and soft tissue alterations which would be traditionally be cosmetic surgery. This type of work is traditionally carried out by either Plastic or Maxillofacial surgeons who have training in both craniofacial bony surgery as well as traditional cosmetic procedures. It is based around orthognathic surgery, which is the correction of jaw disproportion and with a full understanding of the affects that this may have on a patient’s appearance, aims to maximise the positive effects by performing other procedures such as a rhinoplasty (nose job), genioplasty (chin augmentation or set back) facial implants as well as fat grafting and blepharoplasty.

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Orthognathic surgery

Orthognathic surgery  is surgery that specifically addresses the position of the teeth and jaws to improve the bite, airway and facial disproportion

Most people who have a malocclusion (abnormal bite) can have this corrected with simple orthodontics. However in some cases the malocclusion is caused by an abnormal positioning or size of the jaws which are disproportionate to each other. Straightening the teeth is therefore not likely to produce a normal bite and the position of the jaws has to be addressed. The process starts with a course of orthodontics and is then followed by surgery. Mr Murray works with a number of orthodontists to prepare the patients prior to their surgery: