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Reconstructive Facial Surgery

Reconstructive facial surgery is performed to repair and reshape structures affected by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infections and diseases.

 

Reconstructive facial surgery

Plastic surgeons have the techniques and ability to return the body to restore or improve appearance. Reconstructive facial surgery can be used on a wide range of conditions that are divided into two categories.

Congenital: conditions present from birth.

Acquired: conditions caused by disease – such as cancer – accident or injury, including burns.

Congenital conditions range from cleft lip and palate through vascular abnormalities, such as birthmarks, and craniofacial deformities which can impact any part of the face and skull.

Surgeons employ skin grafts and flaps, precise re-sectioning of bones and soft tissue reconstruction to produce life-changing outcomes for patients with both congenital and acquired conditions. They are also skilled at managing disease conditions such as arthritis and Dupuytren’s Contracture.

Surgeons can repair bones and tissue and enhance facial features in operations that range from the simple to the complex. Most are performed under general anaesthesia and recovery times are dependent on the amount of reconstruction performed.

Techniques have advanced significantly over the last 20 years and reconstructive surgery is highly effective at improving function and enhancing well-being.

Make a reconstructive facial surgery appointment

To ask a question about reconstructive facial surgery or to book an appointment with one of our experts you can call us on 020 7078 3845 or email us at maxfaxlondon@hje.org.uk.

MaxFax Clinic

Our MaxFax Unit provides a bespoke medical service at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital specialising in oral and maxillofacial conditions, offering a range of surgeries and other treatments.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3845.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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