FACIAL RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Introduction

Cleft Lip and Palate

Craniosynostosis

Complex Craniofacial Malformations

Congenital Growths and Tumors

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma

Jaw Discrepancies with Malocclusion

Complex Craniofacial Malformations

Complex Craniofacial Malformations are rare but when they do occur they require the help of an experienced craniofacial surgeon. These congenital deformities most frequently include one of the Craniofacial Dysostosis Syndromes (such as Crouzon, Apert, Pfeiffer, or cloverleaf skull anomaly), Treacher Collins syndrome, or Hemifacial Microsomia. (Fig. 9, 10, 11, 12).

These malformations require a thoughtful, staged reconstructive approach from childhood through adolescence to achieve successful facial rehabilitation.

To determine the optimal staging of reconstruction, each patient is assessed as to the type and extent of malformation, growth and developmental factors and psychosocial needs.

Dr. Posnick and the team of specialists, strive to achieve optimal long-term function and facial aesthetic results for each patient through the judicial use of medical treatment and surgical interventions.

Example (figure 9)

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