Surgery resulting from cancer treatment is known as head and neck cancer reconstruction.
The Location of a tumour, the surgery to remove a cancer could cause significant deformities of the face. This can leave large defects that have a major impact on function as well as appearance. In order to reconstruct this complex defects great skill is required as well as microsurgical transplantation of skin, muscle and even bone from the rest of the body.
Major surgery is necessary to restore anatomy and function after a treatment of large head and or neck cancers. The use of free tissue transfer allows the reconstruction of complex defects involving composite tissues.
At Coastal Plastic Surgery our team of surgeons have expertise and experience in the reconstruction of intraoral, facial and craniofacial defects following cancer reconstruction. These reconstructive procedures are performed by a multi-disciplinary team of cancer surgeons, oncologists, radiotherapists and allied health professionals.
For more information on head and neck cancer surgery, or to book a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.