A team of surgeons helped give a 9-year-old patient with congenital facial paralysis the ability to smile, in what is believed to be the first instance of the tri-vector reanimation technique being used in a pediatric patient.
With an osteocartilaginous L-strut technique, Cleveland Clinic’s facial reconstructive surgeons provide long-lasting and aesthetically favorable results to patients with GPA, allowing them a return to normal life.
Several advancements in facial reanimation have helped Cleveland Clinic’s facial plastic surgeons get much closer in their pursuit of restoring natural-looking smiles and facial expressions.
A head and neck surgeon discusses how Cleveland Clinic is dramatically decreasing the physical and financial “cost” of free flap surgery.
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Dr. Byrne shares his vision for the Institute, thoughts on coming on board during the COVID-19 pandemic and humanitarian work.
Our first total face transplant involved far more than a single 31-hour operation. Here are essentials of the patient’s unparalleled case and what lies ahead for her and the face transplant field.
One moment in the 31-hour operation stands out from the rest. Two of the surgeons share when, and why, the OR went from a hush to a collective sigh.
The 31-hour operation in May 2017 was a total face transplant in a 21-year-old female with severe facial trauma from a gunshot wound. As patient recovery proceeds well, the transplant team shares key details.
A new fibula flap technique that addresses both symmetry and function in total maxillary and orbital reconstruction has been developed by Cleveland Clinic facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons