Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(06): 703-708
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735308
Original Article

Orthognathic Surgery—LeFort I Osteotomy

Robert O. Weiss II
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas
,
Adrian A. Ong
2   Department of Otolaryngology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
,
Likith V. Reddy
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas
,
Sara Bahmanyar
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas
,
Aurora G. Vincent
3   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Yadranko Ducic
3   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Abstract

Orthognathic surgery is a complex type of facial surgery that can have a profound impact on a patient's occlusal function and facial aesthetics. Close collaboration between the maxillofacial surgeon and an orthodontist is required, and the surgical team must have a strong foundation in facial analysis and firm understanding of the maxillofacial skeleton to achieve surgical success. Herein, we review the maxillary LeFort I osteotomy as it pertains to orthognathic surgery, with particular attention to the indications, contraindications, preoperative assessment, surgical technique, and possible complications encountered.



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16. September 2021

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