Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction in Turkey

What is Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery?

In the maxillofacial and craniofacial parts of the face, there can be deformations and abnormalities caused by various reasons. For kids, they result from birth defects however for adults they occur as a result of trauma or diseases. No matter the reason is, due to the complex anatomical structures of the regions, the soft tissue of the facial region, the mucosa of the mouth and lip region, cartilage tissues in the nose area, skull and jaw-facial bones and teeth can be damaged at the same time.

These damages in the region cause functional, auditory and aesthetic disorders in the patients and seriously affect the vital functions of the patient such as nutrition. For this reason, the reconstructions of craniofacial and maxillofacial region damage have been a characteristic surgical intervention from past to present.

The hard and soft tissue grafts obtained from the patient's own tissue according to need can be used for the reconstruction of damages in the maxillofacial and craniofacial areas, as well as the composite grafts containing these tissues can be used when necessary.

Craniofacial reconstruction and maxillofacial reconstruction are two serious surgeries that should be operated by multiple surgeons who are experts in their fields. Namely, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophthalmic (eye) and oculoplastic (eye socket and associated structures) surgeons, oral and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgeons, and otolaryngology (head and neck) surgeons may be needed to take part in depending on the procedures.


Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction in Turkey

Craniofacial reconstruction is a surgery done under general anesthesia to fix problems with the head, skull, face and neck while maxillofacial reconstruction is a surgery done under general anesthesia to correct issues with the jaw. These operations can be done either separately or together depending on the patient’s medical conditions.

Both surgeries are consulted frequently since they target the issues on the face. Face is the part of the body that takes most of the attention relatively; it is the most operated area of the body. To reconstruct damaged bone, tissue, disfigured areas on the face, small or big jaws, and disproportionate parts by improving the appearance make these surgeries really common among the others. For a symmetrical and proportional face, craniofacial reconstruction and maxillofacial reconstruction are performed in Turkey.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common conditions that require craniofacial reconstruction whereas maxillofacial reconstruction deals with jaw defects in upper and lower jaws. They serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. To be more specific, if the patient is suffering from upper and lower teeth overlap, he/she may not be content with how aesthetic the look is and he/she may even end up with digestion problems. To solve both structural and aesthetic problems, maxillofacial reconstruction is frequently preferred for jaw reconstruction. Biting and chewing problems are commonly faced and solved by the best maxillofacial surgeons in Turkey.

Today, maxillofacial reconstruction is considered a part of aesthetic surgeries, as jaw is a prominent part of the face having huge effect on it. Orthodontic dental treatment (dental braces), and orthognathic surgery (shifting jawbones back and forth) are commonly used during maxillofacial reconstruction in Turkey.

Jaw rasping surgery is an operation aiming to eliminate deformities in the upper or lower jaw bones for a better look. It is a plastic surgery done for aesthetic purposes.


Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction Cost in Turkey

For the cheapest rates and the most satisfactory results, craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction Turkey welcomes you with various treatment options. There is no need to be confused about jaw correction cost as the prices are pretty high in Europe, UK, Canada and USA and it varies greatly all around the world. However in Turkey, reasonable prices and exclusives packages including different services from surgery to accommodation are offered to the patients. So how much craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction cost in Turkey?

Getting craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction in Turkey is relatively cheap compared to other European countries since the latest currency rates and economic situation of Turkey among other countries. Offering the cheapest rates, it is guaranteed by our clinic that there won’t be any surprises and last minute charges or overcharges. You will be informed about the expenses in a detailed way while preparing your individualized package.

Along with the reasonable pricing, Turkey offers patients a safe and developed treatment plan so that you can go home with the best looking problem-free face you can get. Providing cheap reconstruction prices, highly skilled surgeons who are excelled at what they are doing and high level of medical expertise, Turkey is the ultimate destination to get craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction abroad.

For further questions about craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction costs in Turkey, please contact the medical consultants in our clinic. Also, please keep in mind that each and every patient is offered a different treatment package based on his/her medical history, physical needs and expectations. The best maxillofacial surgeons are here to offer you the best service in Turkey!


Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction Procedure in Turkey

Online craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery consultation sessions are offered for the comfort and convenience of our international patients; it is a great opportunity not only to hit the surgeons with all the questions patients have in mind about the procedure but also the first examination of the patients can be done during these video calls. It is vital to share your dream results and expectations as a patient due to the fact that the surgeon and the patient have to agree on all the details not to face any misunderstandings. As long as the bone development is completed (mostly between 17-18 based on the sex), the patient can undergo craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery.

Craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery is done under general anesthesia taking around four to six hours followed by one or two day hospital stay. Techniques may vary based on the decisions of the surgeons from different fields. The treatment continues after the surgery since the patient keeps wearing braces. It is a highly delicate procedure thus, changes are made based on the measurements taken prior to the surgery and surgeons know how much shift is needed for the perfect symmetrical look by heart.


Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction Recovery in Turkey

When patients undergo craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction  surgery in Turkey, they should expect major changes based on the operation and it shouldn’t be forgotten that final results require some time to prove themselves. Although recovering from craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery can be different for each patient, it mostly follows the same pattern.

When you wake up in the recovery room, it is expected to feel some pain in the operated areas, to prevent that the doctors will prescribe necessary painkillers and pills. It is vital to follow the doctors’ orders and take the pills as prescribed. You are likely to feel swelling and bruising yet each day craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery results are expected to improve. Surgical incisions require regular and careful care unless you want to face infections and any long term surgery scars.

It takes quite a lot of time to recover from craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction as there are many things done on the different parts of the face. At the beginning of the recovery period, the patient can only have liquid foods for a week. Also, patients have to be extra careful with oral hygiene after meals to keep the surgery incisions clean. It is expected to get back to work after two weeks after the craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery with the doctor’s approval. Overall recovery from craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction can take a year depending on the procedures done.


Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Reconstruction Results in Turkey

Please remember that it is the collaboration of both surgeons in our clinic and the patients who are planning to undergo craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery in Turkey, as both parts have their own responsibilities to fulfill prior and post surgery. When everyone does his/her part fully, then common problems are minimized and the permanent outcomes just turn out to be amazing for all.

The best craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery abroad will send you home with the best results you can ever imagine to get! After the reconstruction, patients go home with newly shaped faced without any defects, looking fascinating thanks to experienced surgeons and the right reconstruction techniques. As a result, craniofacial and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery changes a lot more than expected by boosting self-confidence.

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