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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)723-725
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Face
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Transplant

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