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Maxillofacial

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery -  - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Plastic Surgery located in Pasadena, CA

Maxillofacial surgery focuses on jaw, face, mouth, head, and neck damage, disease, and injury. At The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, expert oral and maxillofacial surgeon Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS, performs maxillofacial procedures on-site in a hospital grade surgery center in Pasadena, California. For skilled surgical treatment, repair, and correction with the most aesthetically attractive outcome, call the office or use the appointment scheduler to book online now.

Maxillofaciail Q & A

What does maxillofacial surgery encompass?

Maxillofacial surgery encompasses all injuries, diseases, and defects affecting your head, neck, mouth, face, and jaws. A maxillofacial surgeon is an oral surgeon with additional advanced training allowing them to treat even the most complex problems. Some common maxillofacial procedures at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery include:

  • Dental implant placement
  • Oral cancer tumor removal
  • Benign oral tumor removal
  • Complex impacted wisdom teeth removal 
  • Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery)
  • Facial, jaw, and mouth reconstruction after trauma or disease
  • Cosmetic procedures for the mouth and jaw
  • Corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery team includes a surgeon with both specialty dental and medical degrees, making them uniquely suited to handle any and all oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery needs you may have.

What are the most common reasons for orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is one of the most common types of maxillofacial surgery. Most patients who have orthognathic surgery do so because their top and bottom jaws are out of alignment. This typically happens when your jaws grow at different rates, and it can lead to some serious issues. 

If jaws are badly aligned, you often end up with teeth misalignment, difficulty chewing, and even trouble enunciating normally. Eventually, jaw misalignment can strain your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the hinge joints in your jaw. This may cause TMJ disorder, which can be extremely painful. 

Orthognathic surgery can completely reposition your jaws to improve alignment and restore proper function. Usually, with orthognathic surgery you'll have metal components like wires and tiny screws in your jaw to keep it properly positioned. Because the change is such a complex one, recovery can take around 3-6 weeks. 

How does facial reconstruction work?

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery customizes facial reconstruction for the situation. Your highly skilled surgeon can perform highly complex facial reconstruction following major trauma, after cancer tumor removal, or to correct major birth defects. In most cases, facial reconstruction is a staged process, so you'll generally have at least a few different surgery appointments. 

Full facial reconstruction is possible thanks to state-of-the-art advances, specialized biomaterials, bone grafts, tissue transplants, and the surgical expertise of your Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial, & Cosmetic Surgery provider.

Book your appointment at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery using online scheduling, or call the office to schedule a consultation today.