Purpose: The purpose of the study was to obtain information on factors leading to perioperative dissatisfaction of patients who undergo orthognathic surgery for dentofacial deformities. Materials and Methods: A total of 44 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery between January 1, 2003, and September 30, 2005, were included in this study. All patients completed 21-item questionnaires, which were analyzed using the frequency distribution and the χ2 test. Results: The patients lost 6.4% of their body weight after 1-jaw surgery and 6.7% after 2-jaw surgery. The patients returned to their everyday life 4.8 weeks after 1-jaw surgery and 5.2 weeks after 2-jaw surgery. Restoration of sensory function after jaw surgery required almost 10 weeks. Conclusion: Written information about possible sequelae and the recovery period and patients' consent to the surgical procedure may be helpful in proper communication, which may reduce patients' perioperative dissatisfaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery