The term “maxillofacial” refers to the two-thirds of the face below the eyes. Thus maxillofacial surgery is a type of specialty reconstructive surgery used to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, defects, and/or injuries of the face, head, neck, and jaws. The most common types of surgeries include repair of facial defects from birth such as a cleft lip and abnormalities of the jaw, but maxillofacial surgery can also be the solution to correcting uneven problems of the face and other rare abnormalities.
Candidates for maxillofacial surgery include all ages of people – from infancy to the elderly – who have been affected by birth defects, injuries of the face, uneven jaws or receding chins.
Because each defect/abnormality is unique, there are different kinds of reconstructive surgeries to correct these various conditions.
- Facial deformities
- Facial deformities in children
- Facial cranial deformities (cleft lip / palate)
- Genioplasty (chin surgery)
- Malocclusion (misalignment of teeth)
- Cleft nasal reconstruction / nasal deformities
- Lip revision
- Madibular Reconstruction
View maxillofacial surgery photos and learn more about this procedure such as costs, risks, advanced techniques and frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Maxillofacial Surgery
The following doctors perform Maxillofacial surgery at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After maxilliofacial surgery photographs.