Expanding Our Scope of Corrective Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lee attends ACOMS conference to expand service offerings and better serve patients.

From February 15-21, Dr. Lee joined industry colleagues at the annual American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) midwinter meeting. The event showcased world-renowned lecturers from across the United States and Europe, who introduced new procedures for corrective jaw surgery of the upper and lower jaw. The procedures use CAD-CAM Models, as well as 3D computer software specifically created to help correct severe bite deformities and facial imbalances.

The highlight of the six-day conference was the introduction of novel approaches to corrective jaw surgery, specifically in reshaping and realigning the jaws of transgender patients. Reconstructive surgeries of this nature are important for cosmetic and emotional reasons, as patients who have undergone other sex change procedures or modifications often have a facial structure that does not properly reflect their sexual identity. By implementing these advanced procedures to modify the facial structure, patients can be given an overall appearance that properly reflects their sexual identity.

Other jaw surgery advances were introduced that will benefit patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is an epidemic in its own right, affecting over 30 million patients in the United States alone. It is considered one of the country’s top health concerns, as it is often linked to other serious disorders such as hypertension, diabetes and even congestive heart failure. Corrective jaw surgery in the form of upper and lower jaw advancement is the only proven cure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as other more common forms of sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Lee strives to advance his surgical expertise through continuing education and the incorporation of advanced techniques and technology into his practice. He is looking forward to incorporating these new corrective jaw surgery techniques to benefit both transgender patients and those suffering from sleep apnea into the already cutting-edge services at The Cincinnati Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery. For more information or to schedule your appointment, call 513.232.8989.

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