Aesthetic augmentation in orthognathic surgery: are there indications?

Admin Dental Press

Edition V15N03 | Year 2016 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 33 to 59

Lucas Senhorinho Esteves, Daniel Barros Rodrigues, Carolina Ávila, Paulo S, F, Campos e Jean Nunes dos Santos

Introduction: Aesthetic results in orthognathic surgery is one of the main goals of patients, orthodontists and surgeons. Correction of the maxillomandibular bone deformity usually restores functions of the stomatognathic system and facial aesthetics. However, the desired symmetry and soft tissue projection is not always obtained only with the bone movement. In this situations, the soft tissue augmentation with methylmethacrylate (PMMA) acts as an adjuvant to achieve facial contour that meet the aesthetic expectations of patients and surgeons. Objective: This article reviews the use of PMMA as an augmentation material in the craniofacial region, addressing its historical perspective, advantages and biological aspects. The main indications are illustrated with figures and clinical cases.

Methylmethacrylate, Polimethylmethacrylate, Orthognathic surgery, Augmentation,

Esteves LS, Rodrigues DB, Ávila C, Campos PSF, Santos JN. Preenchimentos estéticos na cirurgia ortognática: há indicações? Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2016 Jun-Jul;15(3):33-59. DOI:

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