Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center | Preparing for Surgery in Pembroke Pines


Preparing for Surgery

Once your orthodontist completes the presurgical orthodontic phase, your teeth are likely to be in the right positions for surgery. At this time you will be seen at our office again. We may take new models and discuss your case with the orthodontist. You'll be given plenty of time to get ready for surgery and plan your recovery. Once we confirm that you are ready for surgery, we will meet again. One month before the surgery you need to donate one or two units of blood for your surgery. We almost never have to transfuse blood during or after this type of surgery, but in the case of need we will be using your own blood.

One week before surgery you will have a physical exam and blood tests to make sure you're healthy enough for surgery. Depending on various factors, you may also need other tests, such as a chest x-ray or electrocardiogram.


Also one week before surgery we will perform the presurgical orthognathic work-up. Radiographs, articulating models, photographs and facial measurements will be taken. Surgical procedures will be reviewed, and all risks, benefits and possible complications will be discussed with you. An informed consent of the surgical procedures will be reviewed, discussed and all your questions will be answered.