All About Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons and can be utilized for the correction of congenital abnormalities, the treatment of injuries or trauma to the face or jaw, the removal of tumors or other growths, or for gender confirmation surgery. Maxillofacial surgery involves a series of potentially complex and delicate procedures, each one requiring a skilled and experienced surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome. Here at Elanic Medical, we’ve handpicked a series of highly experienced, expert consultants. You’ll enjoy a warm and welcoming environment with the latest surgical techniques and the most cutting-edge technology available. If you’d like to learn more about what we can do for you, reach out to our Glasgow offices and speak with a member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

Types of Maxillofacial Surgery

Each type of maxillofacial surgery requires different techniques and approaches, and the specific procedure used will depend on the patient's individual needs and condition. Maxillofacial surgery at Elanic Medical encompasses a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Gender reassignment surgeries, which can help a patient feel more comfortable with their appearance
  • TMJ surgery, which can help to address painful issues with the jaw and mouth
  • Genioplasty, a surgery that augments the chin or corrects issues involving this part of the face
  • Oral surgery, which can be utilized to address a wide range of frustrating orofacial issues

Preparing for Maxillofacial Surgery Your Consultation

Before your maxillofacial surgery, you’ll schedule an initial consultation with your surgeon, during which time they will evaluate your medical history and discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery. You’ll also receive instructions to help you prepare for your procedure, including guidelines for fasting, medications to avoid, and how to care for the surgical site after the procedure.

During this meeting, you and your surgeon will get to know each other and you’ll have the chance to ask just about any questions you might have about your upcoming procedure. You’ll get to explore everything from how long the surgery will take, to the exact techniques your surgeon will be utilizing to address your issues. Our goal is to ensure that you enjoy total peace of mind during your time with us.

The Maxillofacial Surgery Experience

Anesthesia

Before the surgery can begin, you’ll be given anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the specific procedure being performed and your history. General anesthesia is often used for more complex procedures, while local anesthesia may be sufficient for smaller surgeries.

Incision and Access

Once you are under anesthesia, your surgeon will make an incision in the appropriate location to access the affected area. The size and location of the incision will depend on the specific procedure being performed. In all cases, your surgeon will carefully select incision locations and make every effort to minimise scarring as much as possible.

Surgery and Reconstruction

With access to the affected area, your surgeon will perform the necessary procedure to correct the issue. They’ll accomplish this according to your treatment plan, and you’ll be moved to our recovery area once the treatment is complete. In most cases, patients can be discharged and return to their homes on the very same day.

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The Recovery Period

Before you visit Elanic Medical for your procedure, you’ll be given a detailed set of aftercare instructions that will help you care for your surgical site and ensure that you enjoy a speedy and comfortable recovery period. We’ll make sure that you have anything you might need to effectively manage any pain and discomfort associated with your procedure, and will be sure to schedule follow-up appointments that will enable us to make sure you’re healing properly.

Your recovery experience will, of course, vary according to the specifics of the surgery you’ll be undergoing and your personally customized surgical plan. We’ll ensure that you have everything you need to remain comfortable as you recover from surgery, as this is part of our commitment to excellence, here at Elanic Medical. To learn more about how we can help you enjoy lasting wellness, reach out to our Glasgow offices and set up your initial appointment today.

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