Congenital Craniofacial Surgery
What is Congenital Craniofacial Surgery?
Congenital craniofacial surgery is a distinct field of surgery that focuses on changing the structural foundations of the face by altering the facial skeleton. Craniofacial surgery is typically intended to serve babies, children and young adults with congenital deformities of the face and head. It is also intrinsic to some plastic surgery procedures of the head and face for purely aesthetic purposes.
Craniofacial surgery originated in France with Dr. Paul Tessier and Dr. Daniel Marchac. Craniofacial surgery is a close cousin of orthognathic surgery, which was pioneered by Dr. Hugo Obwegeser during the same period. Dr. Deschamps-Braly was trained directly by Dr. Marchac in Paris and then went on to Zurich where he also trained at Dr. Obwegeser’s clinic. Read more about Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s background in craniofacial surgery here.
Common Congenital Craniofacial Procedures:
Congenital craniofacial surgery is comprised of several complex surgical procedures that treat a variety of common syndromes:
- Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
- Hemifacial Microsomia
- Treacher Collins Syndrome
- Orbital Hyperteloris
- Orbital Dystopia
- Tessier Facial Clefts
- Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
Dr. Deschamps-Braly will generate a customized treatment plan for you or your child. Please make an appointment to discuss your concerns at which point we can provide further information regarding an appropriate treatment plan.