Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Craniofacial Prosthesis

The term Craniofacial means Head and Face. A prosthesis is an artificial replacement for a portion of body that is missing or disfigured.

It is the process made by individuals trained in anaplastology or maxillofacial prosthodontics who medically help rehabilitate those with facial defects caused by disease (mostly progressed forms of skin cancer, and head and neck cancer), trauma (outer ear trauma, eye trauma) or birth defects (microtia, anophthalmia).