Skillful Craniofacial Reconstruction
The team at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC, understands the emphasis placed on the appearance of the face. Having treated so many patients, we also understand the challenges presented by craniofacial reconstruction. Our Missoula practice works with patients and families in need of help. Dr. Stephen Hardy and our staff have the training and experience required to skillfully correct craniofacial deformities.
Candidates for Craniofacial Reconstruction
The wide variety of craniofacial reconstructive surgical procedures consists of correction of deformities of the face and head due to injuries, birth defects, and the treatment of invasive tumors. The need for craniofacial reconstruction depends on the cause of the abnormality, injury, or disfigurement. The obstetrician or a child's pediatrician will often make the diagnosis of craniofacial abnormalities in children during gestational ultrasound examinations or at the time of delivery. Sometimes genetic disorders are associated with congenital facial abnormalities, such as Treacher-Collins syndrome, and can be detected before birth by chromosomal analysis. Typically the diagnosis for craniofacial reconstruction in adults is made by trauma surgeons in the emergency room or by physicians who have treated the patient for cancer.