What is Craniofacial Reconstruction – Congenital and Acquired?
Craniofacial reconstruction consists of any manipulation of the skull, facial bones, and overlying soft tissue. In childhood, these procedures include cleft lip and palate repair, syndromic reconstruction, vascular anomalies, burns, and skull reconstruction. These procedures in children attempt to increase practical and aesthetic function throughout everyday life. Surgery intends to address abnormalities arising after birth and traumatic situations.
Adult craniofacial reconstruction similarly focuses on the skull, facial bones, and soft tissue coverage. The majority of these surgeries address traumatic deformities, defects left over from tumor removal. Functional as well as cosmetic consideration is of primary concern when dealing with sensitive areas around the mouth, eyes and neck. For more information, please visit: http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/craniofacial-program.