At NOLA Craniofacial, our plastic surgeons are helping to pioneer new applications of advanced technologies on behalf of patients in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast.
The field of craniofacial surgery addresses complicated problems of the face, head, and neck, and complicated problems require elegant solutions. Fortunately, it is truly a remarkable time to be a surgeon.
Today, plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck have access to more tools than ever. In the past 20 years, we have seen the rapid emergence of new medical technologies and improvements in the field of high resolution imaging. The result has been:
- Fewer surgeries,
- Minimally-invasive techniques,
- More-predictable results,
- Shorter recovery times.
Thanks to Virtual Surgical Planning®, for instance, surgeons in New Orleans can plan and rehearse a skeletal surgery well in advance. We can fabricate precision instruments based on the patient’s actual bone structure. We can even order patient-specific implants based on detailed scans of bone and soft tissue.
Emerging Technologies, Advanced Techniques, and Plastic Surgeons in New Orleans
At NOLA Craniofacial, we pride ourselves on our creativity in addressing congenital cosmetic differences and wounds to the face, head and neck.
While the success of any procedure will always depend on the skill and artistry of the surgeon, Virtual Surgical Planning® allows us to eliminate all the guesswork, which leads to more predictable outcomes and can reduce recovery times for patients undergoing major reconstructive surgery. Advances in microsurgery, meanwhile, have given plastic surgeons the ability to move bone and soft tissue from a healthy donor site to the site of an injury or defect.
Thanks to a process called distraction osteogenesis, we can grow bone in order to repair congenital defects and injuries to the jaw.
With these and other, similar advances at our fingertips, plastic surgeons in New Orleans are able to deliver truly individualized patient care.