Information on treatment and surgeryFacial Asymmetry correction surgery
Facial asymmetry refers to the unbalanced jaw line of the face, from the central axis. Those with facial asymmetry may suffer from difficulties in ingesting food, pronounciation, pain in jaw joint (TMJ) and dissatisfaction in aesthetics may cause intense stress. Correction of facial asymmetry is a delicate procedure and therefore is important that the proficient experience is required of the treatment. Facial asymmetry correction surgery aligns the jaw to the facial center line. Relapse is often seen after surgery as the facial bones and muscles tend to return to the state it is familiar to, hence all aspects of the treatment must be accounted for, requiring extensive surgical experience. When conditions such as malocclusion, bimaxillary and chin protrusion are accompanied by facial asymmetry, an orthognathic surgery is necessary. After the formation of a comprehensive surgical plan to correct the facial center line, the bones are excised and adjusted for facial symmetry. In the case where the facial center line is undisturbed but the lower jaw is asymmetrical, genioplasty and V-line contouring surgery can be performed to correct the tip of the chin accordingly.
Facial Asymmetry correction surgery
Fracturing of the upper and lower jaw
Surgical cutting of bone for correction
Movement of upper and lower jaw to correct center line
Fastening the bone
Facial Asymmetry > genioplasty + V-line contouring surgery
Characteristics that may require facial asymmetry correction surgery
- Unbalanced left and right jaw line
- The lips severely tilting to one side
- Facial center line not matching
- Facial center line not matching, accompanied by conditions such as protruding chin, bimaxillary protrusion and short chin
Self-diagnosis of facial asymmetry
|Self-diagnosis of facial asymmetry|
|Facial asymmetry can be easily checked through a simple test.
1. Bite on a long wooden chopstick horizontally and face the mirror.
2. Check the distance between the leveling of the eyes and the wooden chopstick; left and right.3. Significant difference between the leveling of the eyes and wooden chopstick; not parallel = sign of facial asymmetry
- After(after 3 months)
Basic Surgery Information
- Duration of Surgery: 2-3 hours
Method of Anesthesia: general anesthesia
- Period of hospitalization: 2-3 days
Suture Removal after 2 weeks
- In-hospital treatment: 4-5 times
Recovery period: 2 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)
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires acquired sense for aesthetics and proficiency.
All surgery in the oral and maxillofacial field require proficiency and acquired sense for aesthetic facial balance. Surgery that involve correction of facial asymmetry in particular, require abundant previous experience and expertise to minimize the possibility of relapse. When conditions are accompanied by malocclusion, it is important for the patient to choose an expert that can provide comprehensive treatment planning, collaborating between oral and maxillofacial and orthodontics.
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.