Orthomorphic surgery

When the cause of the deformity includes alteration of the shape of the jaws, orthomorphic surgery is unable to correct the resulting contour deformity. For this reason, in the management of facial asymmetry, orthomorphic principles of management are an adjunct to orthomorphic surgery. The orthomorphic correction aims to correct deformities related to shape and contour of the jaws without affecting the status of occlusion, thus the bite of the patient is maintained as the same post- surgery.

After the facial reconstructive surgery:

It is normal that a patient who goes through the jaw reshaping or jaw correction surgery will feel pain or have some discomfort after the orthomorphic surgery, although the pain varies from one patient to another, depending on their pain tolerance level. So make sure that you take your medications as directed.

You will be able to shower on the second day after the jaw surgery, however, you need to avoid prolonged and hot shower, which may lead to bleeding of your lower jaw, if the surgery is performed there.

It is common to have minor bleeding from the surgical area in the mouth or from the nose. The bleeding or oozing will usually last for 7 to 10 days after the jaw reshaping. However, when the bleeding activity is excessive, make sure to call your doctor.

Swelling is generally expected after the orthomorphic surgery, but this also varies from patient to patient. A large degree of swelling may be anticipated over your cheek area as well as down, over your neck. Maximum swelling will occur at approximately 4 days post-surgery but will slowly subside after approximately 2 weeks. For the next 2 to 3 months, a little swelling about 10 – 20 % is anticipated. For the first 3 to 5 days following the jaw surgery, you can place ice on your face, when you are awake.

What is the orthomorphic surgery cost in India?

Orthomorphic surgery is not covered by health insurance unless they are proved medically significant. Facial reconstructive surgery cost starts from 80,000 rupees, also depends on the type.