J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jan;28(1):245-247
*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshiammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital, Porur, Chennai, India ‡Private Practice, Klinik Professor Sailer §Cleft Children International, Zurich, Switzerland.
Extended osteotomies for mid-face advancement require generous exposure of the anterior maxilla, nasal bones, infraorbital rims, orbital floor, zygoma, and the anterior third of the zygomatic arches. This cannot be obtained with an exclusive transoral approach. Hence, the surgeon is usually compelled to utilize supplemental cutaneous incisions that are a compromise on the purpose behind a cosmetic surgery. Read More