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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Alfi

Not a Cosmetic Procedure! Or Is It?

Double jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is a procedure of rare complexity and nuance, requiring the skill of a highly trained surgeon. And, at Alfi Oral Surgery, a practice of unrivaled renown, it is a procedure performed with precision, care, and remarkable results that not only improve functionality but also enhance facial proportions. In fact, perhaps what is most discernible when looking at before-and-afters of patients who have undergone double jaw surgery is the enhanced aesthetics and facial harmony. Yet this surgery is not a cosmetic procedure. So how can aesthetics improve so much?

Let's explore!

For the patient, the benefits of double jaw surgery are many and profound. The procedure has the potential to correct functional issues, such as those related to airway function. Those who undergo the surgery report a remarkable improvement in breathing, as the position and alignment of the jaws are corrected, resulting in an improved airway and reduced risk of sleep apnea and related disorders. But while the functional benefits of double jaw surgery are, of course, paramount, there is an added, welcome side effect.

The procedure has the potential to correct asymmetry, create balance, and improve proportion, leading to a face that is not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. Aligning the jaws in a more appropriate position can create a better chin-to-neck angle, improve the jaw line, and even change a patient's posture. The improved proportions indicate better health, better breathing, and represent a person that is able to thrive. This improvement in facial harmony can have a profound impact on a person's self-esteem and confidence, making double jaw surgery a procedure of rare and transformative power.

Utilizing the latest in technology and equipment, 3D printed titanium plates, and the latest surgical planning protocols, are all tools that help AOS get the patient's anatomy where they need to be for enhanced function and aesthetics. Alfi Oral Surgery seeks to provide the highest quality of care, with each and every procedure performed with the utmost skill and attention to detail. The surgery aims to enhance the patient's life in multiple dimensions, generating great discussion of form and function, and how they are related in changing the quality of one's life.

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