Extensive devascularization of the soft tissues and bone can lead to growth disturbances, inadequate healing, relapse, increased infection rates, and poor surgical outcomes.
Our surgeons have helped develop techniques to reduce incision length and reduce bony devascularization in many craniofacial procedures:
MIP palatoplasty only makes incisions along the midline of the palatal cleft to prevent midface growth disturbances with maxillary hypoplasia
Eyelid approach to Lefort III Distraction Osteogenesis
Mandibular distraction with use of ultrasonic scalpel (Sonopet).
In the minimal access Lefort III, all of the facial bone cuts can be made through an eyelid incision to prevent excessive skin incisions and damage to soft tissues