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Can Jaw Surgery Be Reversed

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman holding jaw before dental exam at Pacific Oral & Facial Surgery Center in Livermore, CAJaw surgeries can be revised but not accurately reversed. Getting everything back to how it was before surgery is almost impossible. Also, the risks involved greatly outweigh the need for reversal.

Is It Practical to Revise a Jaw Surgery?

It is not possible to accurately undo what was done during a jaw surgery. Resetting everything back to its pre-surgery state, including undoing cuts, stitches, and implants to get your untouched jawbone and original look back, is an unrealistic goal. Perfectly putting back the bones, teeth, and muscles is highly unlikely. It becomes even more challenging when the original surgery involves cutting, removal, or repositioning of jaws. Where would all the fragments be obtained from?

How Can a Jaw Surgery Be Reversed?

The best you can do is revise a surgery. Surgery revision is a common occurrence, and patients work with maxillofacial surgeons to attain the surgical expectations that were not met in the first surgery. Surgery is a complex undertaking, and at times, the outcome is different than what was expected. Modern 3D imaging technology can enable surgeons to create 3D models for use in revision surgery. The surgeon must emphasize the need for clarity since there is a limitation to the number of possible revision surgery attempts.

Surgery Revision Risks

There are the usual risks associated with surgeries, including reactions to anesthesia, nerve damage, infection, relapse, and jaw fracture. These risks are related to almost any surgery, but fortunately, most can be managed. However, when it comes to repeat surgery, there is also the risk of bone fracturing and non-healing, as well as soft tissue damage. The risk of necrosis is high with repeat surgeries. Necrosis is the death of a segment of bone or tissue due to disrupted blood supply following repeat surgeries. Repeat surgeries should be approached with extra care due to the higher risks involved. There is simply no guarantee that the results the patient wants will be achieved.

Contact Us Today

If you feel that your jaw surgery should be revised, contact us today. Our experienced team of maxillofacial surgeons will work with you to understand what you need and then strive to attain this look.

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