Rhinoplasty as an Adjunct to Orthognathic Surgery:: A Review

Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2023 Feb;35(1):115-126. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2022.06.008. Epub 2022 Nov 3.


Orthognathic surgery is a well-recognized method to correct dentofacial deformities. The main goal of orthognathic surgery is to improve soft tissue change. Soft tissue changes to the nose have been well documented. Simultaneous rhinoplasty during orthognathic surgery can be performed to correct existing inherent nasal deformities and also the unfavorable changes that arose from the maxillary surgery. Challenges for concurrent nasal surgery with jaw surgery include preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative which can be overcome with meticulous planning and experience. In complex cases, rhinoplasty can be staged in the last 6 months after the orthognathic surgery.

Keywords: Concurrent; Lefort I osteotomy; Maxillary osteotomy; Orthognathic surgery; Rhinoplasty; Septoplasty; Septorhinoplasty; Turbinoplasty.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Orthognathic Surgery*
  • Orthognathic Surgical Procedures* / methods
  • Rhinoplasty* / methods