Head-neck reconstruction is often carried out to repair the deformities that occur because of traumas, cancer or congenital anomalies. These reconstructions are complicated repairs that involve bone and soft tissues. And also 3-dimensional planning is important to achieve the desired results.
In head-neck reconstruction, if the problem is related to an underlying congenital anomaly (cleft palate, cleft lip, facial clefts, etc.), this often requires multiple surgeries. For this reason, it is important that patients apply to plastic surgery specialists after delivery.
The main approach in the head-neck area reconstructions is to provide treatment by using similar tissues as possible. For this purpose, microsurgical methods, close flaps, tissue expanders, and tissue transfers are some of the most preferred techniques. The method to be preferred is completely related to the location and type of deformity and is planned according to the individual.