Craniofacial surgery

TREATMENT TO CORRECT HEAD AND FACIAL ABNORMALITIES


Reconstructive surgery can help to repair damage or deformity of the skull resulting from injury or disease

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What is craniofacial reconstruction?

Craniofacial reconstruction surgery can improve or correct a range of deformities of the skull as well as damage caused by trauma to the head or face.

Our multidisciplinary teams of surgeons will work together to rebuild tissue, facial features and bone structure to achieve the best cosmetic result.

Need to know

Your procedure will be personalised to make sure you have the most effective treatment for your condition. Craniofacial surgery is always done under general anaesthetic.

Pieces of bone (grafts) may be taken from your pelvis or ribs to rebuild the spaces where the bones of your face and head have been damaged. Small metal screws and plates are sometimes used to hold the bones in place during the healing process. Because craniofacial reconstruction often involves delicate and specialised procedures, surgery can take anywhere from four to 14 hours to complete and can involve a team of specialists.
Before treatment, you'll likely have a range of scans, such as a CT scan, X-ray or MRI to determine the extent of the malformation or damage to your skull.

Once your consultant has determined the best surgical approach for you, they'll explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Because you'll be having general anaesthetic, they'll also let you know how long to avoid eating and drinking before your operation.

Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
Depending on the complexity of your operation, you may be cared for in our intensive care unit at the hospital and then to our neurological rehabilitation unit for an extended period after your surgery.

Follow-up procedures may also be needed. Your consultant will let you know what to expect. They'll also work closely with you and your family to help you make a full recovery.
Hospital stay and procedure

Self-funding

Paying for medical treatment

You don't need medical insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.

Craniofacial surgery Consultants

Mr Nicholas Kalavrezos

Mr Nicholas Kalavrezos

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Professor Kavin Andi

Professor Kavin Andi

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr Simon Withey

Mr Simon Withey

Plastic Surgery

Mr Chris Abela

Mr Chris Abela

Plastic Surgery

Our Craniofacial surgery locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.