LeFort i osteotomy and secondary procedures in full-face transplant patients

Juan P. Barret, Jordi Serracanta

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    Abstract

    Composite tissue allotransplantion has been the latest addition to reconstructive plastic surgery of limbs and faces. These techniques have opened up a new paradigm in reconstruction. However, plastic surgeons will have to face a new patient population that receives the application of vascularised tissue allografts and immunosuppression. Secondary surgery may be necessary in this population, especially in the transplanted tissues, to improve aesthetics and function following the transplant, although little is known regarding the exact clinical protocol to be followed and the feasibility of standard plastic surgery techniques on transplanted tissues. We present our experience of a LeFort I osteotomy, limited ritidectomy and blepharoplasty in a full-face transplant recipient. © 2013 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)723-725
    JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Volume66
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

    Keywords

    • Face
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Transplant

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