Face value: an exploration of the psychological impact of orthognathic surgery.

@article{Cadogan2011FaceVA,
  title={Face value: an exploration of the psychological impact of orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Julia C Cadogan and Ian Bennun},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={376-80}
}
We explored the experiences of a group of participants with craniofacial conditions before, during, and after orthognathic surgery. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, recorded, transcribed, and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis, and purposive sampling focused on a homogenous group was selected. Participants described unpleasant experiences related to their appearance, the difficulties they had in adjusting to facial changes as a result of surgery, and the… CONTINUE READING