• Orthognathic Surgery
  • Removal of Pins

Removal of Pins

Removal of Pins

Root out that memory

Fixing Pins Firmly Stuck on Upper and Lower Jaws


Remove VS Not to Remove


Wishes to Remove Fixing Pin


“Fixing pins are for two-jaw surgery recovery,
There is no need for removal, they can safely remain there!”

Q1:Fixing pins must be removed?

Do not necessarily need to be removed.

Materials used to make fixing pins are same as teeth implants, made for surgical and treatment purposes. They are harmless to the human body.

Q2:What’s the use of fixing pins?

They are used for the perfect fixation.

Two-jaw surgery treats upper and lower jaw at the same time. Fixing pins tightens up the bones for a safer and faster recovery.

Q3:When can you remove the fixing pins?

It varies on cases, the average is about six months after surgery or longer.

On average, patients remove fixing pins 6 – 12 months after the surgery. However, the recovery may vary, kindly recommend plan your surgery after preliminary check-up.

Surgery Information

Surgery time

30~40 minutes


General anesthesia


Not required

Removal of stitches

About 2 weeks after

Recovery time

2~3 days

※ Alert: Common side effects such as bleeding and infection may occur post surgery and varies according to each patient so careful attention is needed.

Before and After Photos