Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2014 Nov 12;26(4):573-85. Epub 2014 Sep 12.
LSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70019, USA. Electronic address:
Traditional orthognathic surgery aligns the patient's bony jaws into a desired, more appropriate position but may leave other cosmetic issues unaddressed. Soft tissue deformities may be treated concomitantly with orthognathic surgery, including soft tissue augmentation (fillers), reduction (liposuction), hard tissue augmentation, cosmetic lip procedures, and rhinoplasty. Some cosmetic adjunctive procedures may be performed at a later date after soft tissue edema from orthognathic surgery has resolved to achieve a more predictable outcome. Read More