Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

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Overview of Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Is Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery?

Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery, also known as a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) or double jaw surgery, is a remarkable procedure in which the lower jaw is separated from the facial structure and subsequently repositioned.

This surgical intervention falls under the general umbrella of “orthognathic surgery” and is precisely aimed at achieving the desired jaw alignment. In certain instances, people who have protruding jaws require the implementation of BSSO to restore a more harmonious facial profile.

Alternatively, if the lower jaw is excessively set back or inclined to one side, it can be adjusted to achieve a more desirable position. Remarkably, this procedure allows for flexible manipulation of the lower jaw in multiple directions, thus addressing a broad range of anatomical concerns.

Fortunately, all incisions required for this surgical process are confined within the oral cavity. However, a small incision must be made on each cheek. A distinctive advantage of this surgical approach lies in its inconspicuous nature. After all, the entire procedure is carried out internally, leaving no visible scars on the facial surface.

Why Choose Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery in Turkey?

When it comes to surgical procedures that directly impact both the aesthetic aspect of your face and the intricate functionality of your teeth and jaws, it might be better to delegate this task to skilled Turkish surgeons. Here are factors that make Turkey an appealing choice for such types of procedures:

Affordable Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

Compared to many other countries, the dental clinics in Turkey, most notably International Clinics, provide high-quality medical services at more affordable prices. For many people, having bilateral jaw orthognathic surgery in Turkey is very cost-effective, and at the same time, a very safe option.

Renowned Dental Surgeons

Renowned for their expertise, Turkish surgeons specializing in orthognathic surgery are globally recognized for their skill and proficiency, especially for double jaw surgery. These professionals possess the needed experience and are known for delivering exceptional results. After all, the complexity of the procedure requires the expertise of a professional who can delicately navigate the interconnected structures inside the mouth and jaw.

Comprehensive Aesthetic & Therapeutic Care

In Turkey, international patients receive personalized attention and comprehensive assessment to resolve both therapeutic and aesthetic problems. In fact, the clinics prioritize comprehensive patient care throughout the entire treatment journey in an attempt to provide the best value possible. In other words, the surgery may also carry with it other procedures to enhance the aesthetic aspects of the face.

Ideal Recovery Setting

Turkey is an ideal setting for post-surgery recovery, especially if you choose to have your surgery in Istanbul. Patients can relax and rejuvenate themselves while exploring the country's diverse attractions. The result is an enchanting treatment experience. Besides, Turkish clinics often provide extra services to vent out patients’ stress and discomfort after the procedure.

Ideal Medical Tourism Destination

Turkey has developed a robust medical tourism infrastructure, which complies with high standards in the industry. This includes dedicated medical tourism agencies and teams, logistics, and supportive services. The goal is to provide a seamless and stress-free experience for international patients.

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Benefits of Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

The surgery offers a range of remarkable benefits, including:

The Procedure of Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

During the surgery, several key steps are undertaken to ensure a successful outcome:

1. Accessing the Jaw

A precisely located incision is made inside the mouth, positioned just behind and to the side of your last lower teeth. This carefully planned opening, approximately 3 inches in length, guarantees that any resulting scar will be entirely concealed within the oral cavity.


Once the jaw is successfully separated, it can be gently repositioned into its new desired alignment. In cases where the lower jaw needs to be set back, a small strip of bone may need to be removed to achieve the desired outcome.

3. Closure with dissolvable stitches

As the procedure nears completion, the openings within the mouth are closed using dissolvable stitches. These specialized stitches gradually dissolve over time.

Risks of Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

You must be aware of potential complications associated with bilateral jaw orthognathic surgery or BSSO. These may include:

Cost of Bilateral Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

In Turkey, bilateral jaw orthognathic surgery costs around 1200-2000 US dollars, depending on the surgical details and other factors. In other countries, the cost can go up to 6000 US dollars. This is why Turkey is a very desirable destination for having surgery.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To recover from bilateral jaw surgery, you may need between 1-2 months. Some people need 4 months to recover completely.

People undergo bilateral jaw surgery to make changes on both jaws at the same time and resolve problems such as protruding jaw or malocclusion.

Orthognathic surgery is certainly worth it for those who want to reduce the risk of crowded teeth and stabilize the orthodontic treatment.

The worst days of jaw surgery are those in the first week after the surgery, in which swelling and bruising are the most common symptoms.

Double jaw surgery can actually change or reshape certain parts of your face, allowing you to have a new refreshed look.

Double jaw surgery is a serious surgery that can lead to many complications, most noticeably TMJ complications.


Procedure Results

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Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

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The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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