Standard Surgical Instruments for Facial Bone Surgery

  • Tae Sung Lee


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    By standardizing the instruments used during a surgery, it is possible to decrease complication rates and achieve more predictable surgical outcomes, thereby increasing patient satisfaction.

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    Use of double-bladed saws and pre-bent plates to perform reduction malarplasty reduces the chances of postoperative asymmetry or under- or overcorrection of the zygoma contours due to technical faults.

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    Inferior alveolar nerve injury and postoperative jawline asymmetry or irregularity can be diminished when using a guarded saw during mandibular angloplasty.

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    During genioplasty, the final placement of the chin in accordance with preoperative quantitative analysis can be easily done with pre-bent plates, and a double-bladed saw allows more procedural accuracy during osteotomies.

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    Efforts by the surgeon to avoid unintentional faults are keys to achieving satisfactory results and reducing the incidence of complications.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Facial Bone Surgery, Department of Plastic SurgeryID HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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