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Information on treatment and surgery

Re-operative orthognathic surgery

It is essential for re-operative orthognathic surgery to be performed by a surgeon with abundant experience and the knowledge to choose the most appropriate surgical method. This is to minimize any chance of side effects and an unnatural and/or dysfunctional result.
Orthognathic surgery is a highly delicate and difficult procedure that cuts facial bones for adjustment. It is therefore crucial that sufficient planning and surgical procedure is completed by an experienced surgeon, preventing imperfect surgery which leads to unsatisfactory results. In the case of unsatisfactory results, the patient may be required to undergo surgery again but this would be more difficult than the first. Re-operative orthognathic surgery is a complex and even more difficult procedure than the first surgery. It involves proficiency, with no room for error as the surgeon is required to operate on severely damaged anatomical structures and soft tissues. The bone fastening method is the most important aspect towards the end of the surgery and cannot be perfectly achieved without sufficient experience in re-operative procedures. At Zeah Dental Hospital, 3D CT image is used to thoroughly diagnose the problems of the previous surgery. Oral and maxillofacial specialists, cosmetic surgeons and anesthetists collaborate to formulate the most appropriate surgical method and to ensure that the procedure is safe and successful, there are safe surgery and pain management protocols in place.

Cases that require re-operative orthognathic surgery

Cases that require re-operative orthognathic surgery
Wrong diagnosis Imperfect surgery
  • When an orthognathic surgery case was treated through facial contouring procedure leading to unsatisfactory results
  • When a protruding upper and lower jaw with facial asymmetry case that needs orthognathic surgery was treated with anterior segmental osteotomy, leading to unsatisfactory results
  • When there has been an incorrect diagnosis and/or inappropriate surgical method to replace orthognathic surgery, leading to unsatisfactory results
  • When functional and aesthetic improvement was unsatisfactory after orthognathic surgery
  • When the chin has been pushed back excessively, resulting in facial imbalance
  • When side effects arise due to nerve or muscular damage during surgery

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Basic Surgical Information

  • Duration of Surgery: 1-2 hours
    Method of Anesthesia: general anesthesia
  • Period of hospitalization: 3-4 days
    No need for suture removal
  • In-hospital treatment: 4-5 times
    Recovery period: 3 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.

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    Dr. Young Ho Kang (Chairman)

Not all hospitals that can perform orthognathic surgery can provide re-operative orthognathic surgery.

All re-operative orthognathic surgery requires proficient surgical and anatomical knowledge as it is more challenging and complex. This re-operative procedure aims to minimise further damage on surrounding tissues to ensure satisfactory results aesthetically and functionally and eliminating the possibility of another operation or relapse.

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 system

    Zeah 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 issues

    Zeah 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 surgery

    Dr. 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 operation

    Zeah 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.