What is facial Asymmetry?
No one is perfectly symmetrical. If we do a detailed facial analysis, we will see that there are asymmetries all over the world, at the level of implantation of the ears, the position of the orbits, the chin or the midline.
There are very obvious asymmetries that make our face look unnatural and that require correction. This correction is made by orthognathic surgery or in mild cases by surgical camouflage.
Correction by orthognathic surgery usually consists of a bimaxillary surgery, centering the mandible, maxilla and upper in the three dimensions of space and in the three planes of space. We center the facial midline with the dental line, also level the maxilla and mandible (correction of the canting), and adjust the occlusal plane. Finally, we will study asymmetries of the chin and correct them by means of a mentoplasty.
In this type of orthognathic asymmetry correction surgery we always carry out a virtual planning of the surgery that offers us great precision in the study of the ideal position of the jaws. This virtual planning will be reproduced intraoperatively thanks to the CAD CAM surgical splints that we will have printed, and in which the teeth occlude correctly only if we have perfectly reproduced the previously planned movements.
In cases of facial asymmetries with good dental occlusion, we can perform surgical camouflage techniques such as mentoplasties, placement of facial implants at the jaw or cheekbones level, or lipofilling. In this case, an exhaustive facial analysis, photographic study, and facial scan are performed, as in cases of orthognathic surgery. A facial side is taken as a reference and the mirror image of that side of the face is made on the opposite side.
Thus, we reveal the differences at the skeletal level at the jaw or cheekbones level and this difference in volume translates into a personalized facial implant that will be placed intraorally with local anesthesia and sedation. It is a minimally invasive surgery with rapid postoperative recovery.
Why have an operation at Birbe Clinic?
We are specialists in designing faces and smiles.
At Birbe Clinic we have a great team, mentored by Dr. Joan Birbe, with more than 20 years of experience treating patients; always up to date with news and selecting the innovations that really bring improvements to our treatments. As in the case of virtual simulations of facial surgeries, intraoral scanners, customization of facial prostheses, the use of the microscope, etc.
Our priority is to achieve excellence in treatment. All this with a personalized, honest and trustworthy treatment. In addition, our facilities offer maximum hygiene, sterilization and comfort.
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We help you carry out the intervention you need
After a rigorous evaluation we will offer you a personalized and closed estimate with all the necessary forms of payment and financing, so that you can carry it out.
Contact us during our business hours of:
- Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00h to 16.00h.
- Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00h to 18.00h.
- Phone Number: +34 93 212 47 37.
Outside of our business hours you can send us a WhatsApp or a form and we will answer you as soon as possible. Being located in Barcelona, we receive patients from all over the national and international territory.
During your first consultation we will provide you with:
✔ Personal diagnosis by oral and facial examination.
✔ Closed estimate with different financing possibilities.