BSSO or Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy is a famous jaw surgical procedure in India. This type of jaw surgery is also known as orthognathic surgery. A cosmetic surgeon separates the lower jaw with abnormalities and repositions back. BSSO surgery is used to treat a protruding jaw, a far back jaw, or even a tilted jaw based on the requirement of the patient. A BSSO surgery is done inside the mouth or intraorally, therefore, leaving no scar on the visible part of the face.
BSSO or orthognathic surgery are performed in combination with other treatments or alone as per the treatment requirement. BSSO surgery can improve any abnormalities of the face of the patient significantly. Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy treatment in India can treat the improper bite of an individual that does not align with the upper jaw. Corrective jaw surgery like Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy requires proper diagnosis and planning by an expert plastic surgeon or orthognathic surgeon.
Orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery involves an array of surgical options to improve the proportion and function of the mouth and jaw. BSSO or corrective jaw surgery is done on the upper-lower set of the jaw, and chin, or all. Orthognathic surgery or BSSO surgery might be required to improve several functions of the mouth and face for an individual. A patient can consult the clinics in Mumbai to get the fit of teeth together, optimize and have normal facial features proportions.
No matter if it is about improving the overall appearance of the face or minimizing the functional problems experience, orthognathic surgery like BSSO could be a significant procedure for a patient.
Patients who have an abnormal bite over the years or have misaligned bites will get benefit from corrective jaw surgery like BSSO. Jaw growth of an individual is a very slow process, going on for years. Individuals can have a varying rate of growth. Meaning they can have different rates of growth in the upper and lower jaw at the same time.
Injuries, trauma, and birth defects can also affect the jaw’s normal alignment. In most cases, patients often delay giving attention to such abnormalities making normal function of the mouth difficult. Chewing, breathing, and speech functions as well as the long-term oral health of an individual can all suffer from these problems. An individual can also improve their facial appearance by choosing corrective jaw surgery.
Suitable candidates for an orthognathic surgery or a BSSO surgery include the following:
Our top plastic surgeon and dental experts will thoroughly evaluate the patient’s facial anatomy-asymmetry and would discuss with the patient all possible procedures and best remedies for jaw concerns.
BSSO surgery in India is available at our clinics in Mumbai, where patients from all over the world visit to get their treatment. Following are the various abnormalities of a patient that BSSO surgery can help to treat:
As with any other surgery procedure, BSSO surgery is a long process and requires diligent efforts and efforts from the candidate and orthognathic surgeon. Our team at The Esthetic Clinics will ensure the patient is given full knowledge about what to expect and everything. This is to ensure patients have confidence in our team of experts and BSSO surgeons. Following is the series of steps of a BSSO surgery in Mumbai:
Most surgeries of BSSO can take 2 to 5 hours, but the exact time depends on the severity of surgery being done. General anesthesia is used for BSSO surgery, meaning the patient will be unconscious for the entire duration of the procedure. The patient might experience some mild sensation or different but would not know much pain during the surgery due to the effect of anesthesia.
Before beginning the BSSO surgery procedure, a thorough review of the medical history of the patient is done. The patient should be aware that their BSSO surgeon will only perform orthognathic surgery after a physical examination and diagnosis. Following a diagnostic physical examination, of the patient, the doctor would be able to state what to expect on the face following the BSSO surgery in India.
Surgery is a big decision no matter how big or small the procedure is going to be. The patient should be comfortable and on terms with their choice of treatment and surgery. A patient can take help of the following checklist as a guide during their orthognathic jaw surgery consultation:
What To Expect During BSSO Surgery?
A BSSO surgeon would realign the jaw during BSSO surgery to fix any complications the patient might be having. The focus of an orthognathic surgeon is to align any area of the jaw that needs alignment or surgery. BSSO surgery can treat many other factors or abnormalities in the jaw or face in addition to the surgery itself.
The BSSO surgeon carefully prepares the patient’s orthognathic surgical procedure based on the condition of the jaw before surgery. To give a preview of how the surgery would look, the best BSSO surgeon in India uses advanced computer techniques along with three-dimensional models. The BSSO surgeon can also take the help of a digital video imaging technique with series of detailed facial X-rays to show how the bite will be enhanced after the surgery. How facial shape will be improved after surgery can help patients to have a positive outlook towards the BSSO surgery.
Orthognathic surgery or BSSO surgery is performed at a hospital, and patients are generally required to stay hospitalized for two to four days after the surgery. The patient is kept under proper supervision post the surgery to keep a tab on their BSSO surgery recovery. If any complications occur in this duration, experts can take care of it right away.
The decision to have corrective jaw surgery is extremely personal and difficult to make. Patients will have to weigh the potential outcome of the surgery with the risks and potential complications of BSSO jaw surgery. It is also advisable to discuss the BSSO surgery cost in India to clear any doubts before the treatment. Patients are asked to sign consent forms before BSSO surgery to ensure that they fully understand the procedure, risks, and any potential complications.
Possible orthognathic or BSSO surgery risks include:
BSSO surgeons commonly suggest a six-week recovery period to their patients. However, it would mostly depend on the severity of the treatment. Following BSSO surgery, most orthognathic surgeons in India advise patients to not go to work or school. It can take 3 months for a patient’s jaw to recover fully after a BSSO surgery at our clinics. Commonly the patients can experience episodes of postoperative symptoms such as bleeding, nausea, and swelling right after BSSO surgery. Swelling on the surrounding skin and jaw is a natural occurrence but for any abnormal instance keeping the doctor informed is essential.
Signs of swelling, numbness, bluish bruising is often seen at their peak during the first three weeks of the surgery, your face will be swollen, numb, and show signs of bruising. Symptoms of swelling and bruising subside after 2 to 3 weeks after BSSO surgery.
Dr. Debraj Shome co-founder of The Esthetic Clinics in India knows how personal and important such procedures are to every patient. BSSO surgery in India can now easily correct any abnormality affecting the jaw tissues or jawline. Dr. Debraj Shome and his staff at The Esthetic Clinics take pride in providing the highest quality of surgical skills and the most sensitive patient care.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.