At present, even if the orthognathic surgical procedure had been improved and the acceptance of surgery increased, the patients and dentists could not be satisfied with simply the recovery of masticatory function. Facial esthetics has become a marked issue. However, everything has its own limitation. There is no single treatment could fulfill all the facial esthetics requirements, not even the orthognathic surgery. If the orthognathic surgery could be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedure, the patients would be more likely to receive relatively compre-hensive treatment. First, this article reviewed the fundamental definition of facial esthetic in psychology. In addition, we present the practical analysis and diagnostic tools. By cognizing the analysis of attractiveness, it is quite possible to propose a better treatment plan. At the end, we introduced the common categories of plastic surgery, including their benefits and complications. For that matter, the dentists can provide more specific suggestion for each patient.
Tsai, Meng-Huan; Lu, Shao-Chun; Liaw, Joung-Lin; Su, Ming-Zen; Wang, Ya-Ting; Chang, Hsin-Fu Frank; Yao, Chung-Chen Jane; and Yang, Stella Ya-Hui
"Optimizing Facial Esthetics in OGS Patients,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 25:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol25/iss2/4