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  • Revision: 2007 Edition, December 19, 2007
  • Published Date: December 19, 2007
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  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 421
  • ANSI Approved: No
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Craniofacial surgery is a distinct subspecialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery that has witnessed tremendous advancements over the last decade. The origins of craniofacial surgery derive from plastic surgeons' experience correcting extensive traumatic injuries during the First World War. However, the specialty was most influenced by the pioneering vision of Dr. Paul Tessier of Paris, France, who described a combined intra- and extracranial approach in the 1970s, and who had the foresight to employ these techniques for the correction of extensive congenital and acquired deformities. From this early work, and the eventual diaspora of his pupils such as Dr. Henry Kawamoto, craniofacial surgery is now recognized as a distinct and desired sub-specialty within the veil of the broad field of plastic surgery. The role has continued to expand, and craniofacial techniques are now frequently used in elective cosmetic surgery procedures as well as deformity correction.

The goal of this book is to exemplify and demonstrate contemporary techniques and general concepts employed in the sub-speciality of craniofacial surgery. The main tenets of the field of craniofacial surgery center around skeletonization, three dimensional mobilization, anatomic re-positioning and rigid stabilization of the bony skeleton, and autogenous augmentation and/or replacement. This book will provide a forum for past University of California Los Angeles fellows who have had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn their basic skills and study under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Henry Kawamoto, a.k.a. "the Samurai." As they have become leaders in the field of plastic surgery, each of these fellows has had the opportunity to expand upon this foundation and to further develop his or her own clinical and research interests within this ever-changing discipline. We are pleased to share this with our colleagues in plastic and reconstructive surgery and to describe the standard of care for managing these challenging clinical entities.