Information on treatment and surgeryLong Face Correction Surgery
‘Long face’ refers to the unusually long vertical dimension of the face compared to its horizontal width. It is an aesthetic concern that results from a long and protruding chin portion, and in the case where it is accompanied by bimaxillary protrusion or facial asymmetry, correction is necessary.
There are different surgical methods available to correct a long face, depending on the accompanying functional problems. Simple chin protrusion and long jaw can be easily corrected through cutting the tip of the chin. However, this method can result in an unbalanced jaw line. Long face, accompanied by other conditions like malocclusion, facial asymmetry and bimaxillary protrusion, a two-jaw orthognathic surgery is required. A part of the upper and lower jaw is fractured then adjusted accordingly. If aesthetics is not improved sufficiently with orthognathic surgery, facial contouring surgery may be required additionally.
Long Face Correction Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is required if both the upper and lower jaw are long. Adjustment of only the chin portion to correct a long face, may result in an unnatural facial balance.
Fastening of the bone
Genioplasty (Sandwich Technique)
Genioplasty is applied if only the lower jaw is long. The lower jaw (chin portion) is fractured horizontally into sections. The centre piece is removed and the tip piece is fastened on to the major jaw portion. This method is suitable for patients with short chin or protruding chin.
Characteristics that may require long face correction surgery:
- The lower jaw is over-developed or the upper jaw is under-developed
- Long facial profile due to excessive length of chin
- Lower teeth protruding in front of the upper teeth (Underbite)
- Large and wide lower jaw
- Protruding chin that is aesthetically displeasing
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- 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)
Detailed surgical planning through the collaboration of oral and maxillofacial and orthodontic specialists.
To correct a long face, the method of surgery should be chosen after the consideration of the ideal facial proportion. If the facial profile is long due to excessive length of the lower jaw, it may be aesthetically improved through simply surgery. However, if there are other accompanying functional problems, orthognathic surgery may be required to correct the problem. The purpose of orthognathic surgery is not for aesthetics but to correct functional problems that may accompany a long facial profile. Due to the complexity of the correction process, there must be a detailed and sophisticated surgical plan, formulated between oral and maxillofacial and orthodontics specialists.
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.