Facial deformity can either be a birth defect or acquired as a result of disease or trauma. A cleft lip and palate is among the most common facial birth defect. Besides difficulties in eating and breathing, there may be huge psychological effects due to the different appearance. Facial cleft treatments are complex and involve multiple surgeries at different stages of growth.
Diseases and conditions including tumors cause facial deformities. Resection of tumors leaves patients with facial cosmetic & functional defects. In its management, the face must be considered a whole to achieve optimum surgical success.