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Facial prostheses can be of great value following ablative tissue loss. Complex surgical reconstruction may not be possible, either due to the extent of the defect, the patient’s unsuitability for complex surgery, or the patient’s preference. In such cases, custom alloplastic prostheses can play a major role in the restoration of function and appearance. Facial prostheses differ from standard limb prostheses, and facial prosthetic practitioners have developed the craft into its own clinical art. In recent years, patients have benefited greatly from the growing cooperation with facial reconstructive surgeons and the practitioners of facial prosthetics.
KeywordsAlloplastic facial reconstruction Maxillofacial prosthetics Anaplastology
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