Facial reconstructive surgery advances in technology has allowed patients with facial deformities because of infectious disease, cutaneous neoplasms, congenital anomalies, and other accidents to alter the physical part to appear more aesthetically pleasing. Most patients that undergo facial reconstructive surgery are categorized as either suffering from congenital or developmental deformities. Since a face is often the most obvious bodily aspect during interactions, having deformities can cause psychological and emotional difficulties for a person. The ability to alter these deformities through facial reconstructive surgery has allowed a high number of children and adults to feel confident about their appearance.
Some children will be born with craniofacial anomalies, meaning a child’s skull or face has not properly formed. The discovery of a craniofacial anomaly can be very difficult for parents worried that the deformities will cause the child painful experiences. Over the years, discoveries in surgery techniques have helped make facial reconstructive surgery more exciting. Over just the past decade the advances made in surgical techniques were previously unimaginable to doctors, making major strides in the way the surgeries are performed.
Dr. Amiya Prasad is triple board certified and a fellow of The American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). After a consultation with Dr. Prasad, you will fully understand your options for this important surgery.