Maxillofacial surgery or Craniofacial surgery ?
Oklahoma City, OK
1 year ago
1)What is the difference between a maxillofacial surgeon compared to a craniofacial surgeon? When one is considering jaw bone reduction for aesthetics/cosmetic surgery OR considering jaw implant augmentation for aesthetic/cosmetic results(not functional purposes); would it be a maxillofacial or craniofacial surgeon who will have the training for aesthetic jaw bone reduction or augmentatin?
Doctor Answers 2
specialize in surgery of the facial skeleton. The craniofacial surgeons
emphasize cranial vault surgery. In the US most maxillofacial surgeons
emphasize on the tooth bearing bones of the face. Most craniofacial surgeons
are also plastic surgeons who have considerable background in aesthetic surgery
and assessing facial contour and attractiveness. Maxillofacial surgeons come
from a dental background
Best to see a Maxillofacial surgeon who typo ally deals with the bones of the face and who does surgery in that area for that specific reason on a frequent basis.
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