Congenital malformations refer to the abnormal shape or function of parts of the body due to genetics. These malformations can be already developed at birth or develop at some point of time during the life of the individual. Depending on the severity of the malformation, the quality of life of the individual can be greatly affected. In some cases, the malformations can even endanger the life of the person.
We specialize in the treatment of congenital malformations of the mouth and face through a series of treatments and procedures, some of them involving surgery.
The process starts with the maxillofacial surgeon sitting down with the patient and listening to his or her history of treatment, examining his or her condition, and addressing any concerns he or she may have as well as goals or expectations. The surgeon then makes an evaluation of the patient’s mouth and face and orders the appropriate tests. Once the surgeon has the results of the tests, the surgeon plans the procedures needed to correct the malformation.
Both patient and surgeon discuss each part of the treatment, answering questions and allowing the patient to make informed decisions about his or her treatment and care. A schedule is then drafted and a series of appointments are scheduled.
The length of recovery and the specific post-treatment care will greatly depend on the type and severity of the congenital malformation and the procedures needed in treatment.