Maxillary skeletal orthognathic surgery

Peter J. Taub, Anand R. Kumar, Navid Pourtaheri, Pravin K. Patel

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The maxilla forms the most central portion of the facial skeleton and contributes significantly to the overall aesthetics of the face. Deficiency or excess of the maxilla in the vertical or sagittal dimension can profoundly affect midface concavity/convexity, dental and gingival show during a smile, nasal dorsal prominence and tip position, rotation of the mandible, and dental occlusion. Deformity of the maxilla can therefore have a significant impact on facial aesthetics and dental occlusion. This chapter focuses on the surgical techniques for repositioning the maxilla to restore aesthetic and dental harmony.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780323484107
ISBN (Print)9780323680523
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton
  • LeFort I osteotomy
  • Orthographic surgery


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