Guide to Craniofacial Surgeries

Guide to Craniofacial Surgeries

Procedure Walkthroughs & Explanations


At myFace, our goal is to serve as a guide for patients throughout their surgical journey.

We achieve this by offering comprehensive information on six of the most common craniofacial surgeries. myFace seeks to relieve the stress and anxiety surrounding craniofacial surgeries by helping families to feel as prepared as possible for an upcoming surgery. Our surgery guides are designed to accompany individuals and families, providing support throughout the different stages of six craniofacial procedures. They offer assistance from preoperative preparations through the surgery itself and guide individuals through the post-operative recovery process.

Craniofacial Surgeries:


Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

A Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (or BSSO) is a type of jaw surgery where the lower jaw is separated from the face and repositioned.


Fronto Orbital Advancement

A Fronto Orbital Advancement expands the space of the skull while improving facial appearance, particularly around the eyes.


Jumping or Sliding Genioplasty

A genioplasty is a procedure to change the shape and positioning of the chin. Get information on two types of genioplasty; jumping and sliding.

Le Fort I

Le Fort I Surgery

During this surgery, the upper jaw (or maxilla) is separated from the rest of the face and repositioned. This repositioning is also called orthognathic surgery.

LeFort III

Le Fort III

Patients who undergo Le Fort III reconstruction are usually diagnosed with syndromic craniosynostosis. We have information on two types of the Le Fort III procedure.



This operation can produce major changes in facial appearance and expand the volume of the skull for the treatment of brain compression.


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