Using an Innovative Technique for Face Restoration and Reconstruction at TUMS Advanced Research Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The surgery was performed on a 33-year-old patient who was seriously injured due to an accident and his eye, cheeks and palate were damaged.
“Due to the fracture and bilateral damage to the face, we could not use the Mirroring Technique, so by using a novel technique, we designed a prosthesis for the patient by a 3D printer. This type of surgery is an innovation in the use of new technologies”, said Dr. Bayat, the Head of the Advanced Research Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Shariati Hospital.
He also stated, “All the stages of design and production of the facial atlas, 3D printers, navigators and prosthesis are the work of Iranian specialists at the TUMS Advanced Research Center for Maxillofacial Surgery and Digital Medicine Co. which is a knowledge based company”.
Dr. Bayat added that some countries perform these surgeries to a limited extent, but this center is the only one in the Middle East region which can accommodate all facilities to perform such complicated surgeries.
In this advanced center, surgeons treat a variety of maxillofacial malformations, traumas, and cervical cancers using advanced technologies and digital surgery.
Dr. Mehraban, Dr. Bolandparva, Dr. Bahrami and Mr. Nouri and some other members of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department assisted Dr. Bayat in the surgery.