Patient’s perception of the facial appearance after maxillomandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Abstract PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the patient’s perception of the facial appearance after maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: During a 14-month period, 58 patients underwent MMA for OSAS. All of the patients underwent preoperative and postoperative cephalometric analysis. Between 6 and 12

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Indicative factors of early facial aging in mouth breathing adults

Indicative factors of early facial aging in mouth breathing adults Abstract BACKGROUND: Early facial aging in mouth breathing adults. AIM: To verify the presence of indicative factors of early facial aging and to characterize the measurements of the projection of the nasogeniane fold to the tragus and of the face width in mouth and nose

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Wrinkles are just one indicator of facial aging, but an indicator that is of prime importance in our world of facial aesthetics. Wrinkles occur where fault lines develop in aging skin. Those fault lines may be due to skin distortion resulting from facial expression or may be due to skin distortion from mechanical compression during sleep. Expression wrinkles and sleep wrinkles differ in etiology, location, and anatomical pattern. Compression, shear, and stress forces act on the face in lateral or prone sleep positions. We review the literature relating to the development of wrinkles and the biomechanical changes that occur in response to intrinsic and extrinsic influences. We explore the possibility that compression during sleep not only results in wrinkles but may also contribute to facial skin expansion.

Anson G1Kane MA1Lambros V1.

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The influence of the sleeping on the formation of facial wrinkles

  Anti-Wrinkle Abstract OBJECTIVE: The study addressed the influence of sleep as an important but overlooked contributory factor to the formation and progression of facial wrinkles and an alternative pillow was designed to reduce them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy young participants of both sexes (aged 26-42 years) volunteered for this study. We used a

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Treatment of snoring with positional therapy in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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Position therapy plays a role in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether position therapy using a head-positioning pillow (HPP) could reduce snoring sounds in patients with mild-to-moderate positionalOSAS, taking into account the potential confounding effects of body weight. A total of 25 adults with positional OSAS (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]supine:AHInon-supine ≥ 2) were prospectively enrolled. Patients were asked

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Novel Positional Devices for the Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and How This Relates to Sleep Surgery.

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POSITIONAL THERAPY Ravesloot MJL, Benoist L, van Maanen P, de Vries N. Abstract If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops as a gradual progressive disease. In the early stage of the disease most patients with OSA are positional. The archetypical patient might progress from simple positional snoring via positional early-stage mild disease to less positional moderate and finally nonpositional severe OSA. At first, the apnea-hypopnea index

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