Table 2: Results on patient satisfaction after surgery ().

Study designFollow-up durationMain resultsReferences

(1) Retrospective (postoperative analysis)
Prospective (preoperative analysis)
At least 9 months after surgeryOf the participants, 95% were satisfied with the results of treatment (very satisfied: 66.7%; moderately satisfied: 28.4%); 7.5% were dissatisfied with the results; and 76.5% stated that they would undergo the surgery again.Cunningham et al. [16]
(2) ProspectiveT0: 1 month before surgery
T1: 1 year after surgery
The mean VAS score for patient satisfaction was 8.8 (88%); 86% of participants would undergo surgery again. All investigated life aspects improved after surgery: work, livelihood, interpersonal relationships, leisure, mental health, health and perspective on life.Forssell et al. [17]
(3) ProspectiveT0: 1 week before surgery
T1: 2 to 8 months after surgery
69.2% of participants were satisfied with surgery, and 23.1% were very satisfied; none of the participants reported dissatisfaction.Bertolini et al. [18]
(4) RetrospectiveEvaluation at 1, 2 and more than 2 yearsOf the patients, 92% were satisfied, and 89% were aware of what to expect after discharge. Negative surgery-related outcomes tended to decrease along the follow-up.Busby et al. [19]
(5) ProspectiveBefore surgery
6 months after surgery
Significant difference in satisfaction before (79.22 ± 18.42) and after (87.56 ± 15.50) () surgery.Murphy et al. [4]
(6) Retrospective2.54 years after surgeryParticipants reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face after treatment; smile, self-confidence (85.3%), social life (46%), eating (60.6%), and speech (39.3%).Khattak et al. [24]
(7) RetrospectiveT0: baseline
T1: before orthodontic treatment
T2: 8 weeks after surgery
T3: 1 year after surgery
T4: 10–14 years after surgery
Of the participants, 36% reported that they were very satisfied, 53% were moderately satisfied, and 8% were dissatisfied.Trovik et al. [26]
(8) ProspectiveT0: before surgery
T1: after surgery
The scores on the FACE-Q used to assess satisfaction showed a significant increase of patient satisfaction after orthognathic surgery for the domains facial appearance overall (T0: 48.2 ± 3.2; T1: 72.9 ± 3.3), lower face and jawline (T0: 42.6 ± 6.3; T1: 83.3 ± 5.9) and all four chin items ().Schwitzer et al. [29]
(9) RetrospectiveAt least 6 months after surgeryThe mean SAT score was 23.9 ± 3.83; 95% of participants would undergo surgery again. The mean SAT score was higher for the participants subjected to sagittal osteotomy compared to that for the patients undergoing bimaxillary osteotomy ().Bogusiak et al. [37]
(10) ProspectiveT1: before treatment
T2: 1 month after surgery
T3: 6 months after treatment
T4: 12 months after treatment
T5: 18 after treatment
T6: after the end of orthodontic-surgical treatment
Satisfaction was substantially lower for the group subjected to the surgery-first approach, but the difference was statistically nonsignificant compared to that of the conventional treatment group.Huang et al. [38]