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Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Cancer surgery that removes tumours and major traumatic injuries that result in tissue loss, significantly impacts on facial appearance and function, such as eating and speaking. Facial reconstructive surgery aims to rehabilitate patients with such functional and cosmetic defects.

The techniques that your surgeon has available include local tissue flaps and microvascular free flaps. This is highly specialised surgery, where tissue is borrowed from other parts of the body to replace what is lost.

Dental implants are routinely utilised to restore a patient’s ability to swallow, speak and chew normally, and to maintain normal appearance. Whenever possible, our surgeons will place dental implants and work closely with the patient’s general dentist to optimise dental rehabilitation.