What are the risks and complications associated with corrective jaw surgery?

All surgery has some associated risk. The more common unanticipated problems seen with corrective jaw surgery include infection, bleeding, or the need for further surgery to improve or adjust a result. Patients will frequently have a sensation of numbness or tingling in various areas of the face and mouth after surgery. This usually returns to normal as the swelling resolves, but occasionally patients will experience permanent changes in sensation.

This type of surgery always changes the shape and proportions of the patient’s face, most notably the profile of the nose, lips and chin.. We plan the surgery to idealize these proportions.