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Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery refers to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore parts of the jaws and/or face to look normal, or look better. These types of surgeries are highly specialized. They are characterized by careful preparation of the patient's skin and tissues, by precise cutting and suturing techniques, and by care taken to minimize scarring. Recent advances in the development of miniaturized instruments, new materials for growing and developing bone, and improved surgical techniques have expanded the range of reconstructive surgery operations that can be performed. Because the face is the most inconspicuous part of the human body, it should come as no surprise that those suffering with these defects look for ways to alleviate their facial deformities.

Reconstructive surgery is often performed on accident, cancer/tumor, trauma and burn victims. It may involve the rebuilding of severely fractured bones, bone grafting, flaps of skin and/or muscle as well as skin grafting. Reconstructive surgery includes such procedures as taking tissue from other parts of the body and transplanting them to the mouth or face or implanting a prosthesis. Prostheses are artificial structures and materials that are used to replace missing bone, skin or teeth.



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Bone Grafting
Scar Revision
Soft Tissue Defects of the Face and Mouth



 

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