Reduction of Overdone Maxillary Advancement
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have recently underwent double jaw advancement surgery. However my surgery is somewhat overdone and now im left with an extremely full lower third and some irregularities and deficiencies in my middle third.
I read on your blog that its possible to get rid of this fullness through maxillary reshaping of the back end of the maxillary bone. pushing that part back to where it was and thus, restoring the definition that the face had before.
My question is, How effective would this method be? as in, What percentage of the definition that the face had before the surgery could possibly get restored after a large MMA advancement?
Thank you for your time.
A: The determination of effectiveness of maxillary reshaping would depend on seeing the actual shape of the bone as it exists after the maxillary advancement. This would require a 3D CT scan to assess.
Dr. Barry Eppley