The Maxillary vestibular approach is one of the most useful when performing any of a wide variety of procedures in the midface. It allows relatively safe access to the entire facial surface of the midfacial skeleton, from the zygomatic arch to the infraorbital rim to the frontal process of the maxilla. The greatest advantage of the approach is the hidden intraoral scar that result. The approach is also relatively rapid and simple, and complications are few. Damage to the branches of the facial nerve is nonexistent as long as one stays within the subperiosteal plane, and damage to the infraorbital nerve is unusual with proper technique.
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