chapter  97
A combined prosthetic and surgical approach
ByHitesh Koria, M. Stephen Dover, Steve Worrollo
Pages 16

INTRODUCTION In our increasingly body-conscious society, there is a stigma attached to disfigurement. Acquired facial defects, especially after radical surgical operations, very often result in huge functional, cosmetic and psychological deformity in patients.1 Complex prosthetic rehabilitation, such as the midface, is necessary as alternative treatment when facial defects cannot be surgically fulfilled.