Standard Surgical Instruments for Facial Bone Surgery
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.
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.
Inferior alveolar nerve injury and postoperative jawline asymmetry or irregularity can be diminished when using a guarded saw during mandibular angloplasty.
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.
Efforts by the surgeon to avoid unintentional faults are keys to achieving satisfactory results and reducing the incidence of complications.