Dr. Derek Mahony
The Le Forte surgical procedure (maxillary impaction) reduces facial height, in these cases, and invariably widens the nasal base. Simultaneously, the Le Forte procedure rotates the alar cartilage laterally. In addition, Maxillofacial and ENT surgeons may perform partial resection of the inferior turbinates, to insure a good nasal airway, postoperatively, in their LeForte patients.
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