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Orthognathic surgery aims to achieve both functional and aesthetic goals. Unfortunately, a common sequela after orthognathic surgery is swelling, which can result in significant psychological discomfort and functional impairments. Thus, accurate prediction of the extent and duration of post-operative swelling is critical for proper education and management of patient expectations prior to surgery. Alvaro Reategui @alvaroreategui and his co-authors from Yale University Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery utilized 3D stereophotogrammetry to measure reduction of edema over time via soft tissue volumetric changes in patients who underwent triple jaw orthognathic surgery. With this information, we can further educate the orthognathic patient about their recovery and expected course of edema resolution following surgery. He and his co-authors found that approximately 60% of the swelling resolved after the 1st postoperative month, 84% after six months, and 93% after 12 months. Postoperative Facial Swelling Following Triple Jaw Surgery: A Three-dimensional Volumetric Analysis Alvaro Reategui BA @alvaroreateguil; Sarah Phillips BS @sarahphillipsmed; Jacob Dinis BS @jacob_dinis; Alexandra Junn BA @alexjunn; Yassmin Parsaei DMD; Jenny Yang MD @jennyyangmd; Joseph Lopez MD, MBA @drjosephlopez; Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD @dereksteinbacher Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University, New Haven CT

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