Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit

Academic centre for reconstructive science

Maxillofacial prostheticsWe provide facial and body prostheses that are needed due to trauma, birth defects (congenital malformations) or surgery (for example, tumour removal). Prostheses are devices designed to replace a missing part of the body, or for aesthetic purposes.

We are a regional centre covering south east London, Kent and surrounding areas.

We provide services for:

  • the head and neck cancer team – facial prosthetics (nasal, orbital, auricular)
  • ear nose and throat (ENT) – nasal splints, keloid splints, sleep apnoea appliances
  • plastics – breast and nipple prostheses, digit prostheses, custom made silicone implants
  • ophthalmology – ocular and orbital prostheses
  • orthodontics – orthognathic model surgery planning; including 3D surgical planning
  • respiratory medicine – customised trachea tubes.

Maxillofacial 3D cameraWe are leaders in implant supported facial prostheses and the use of three dimensional (3D) imaging for pre-operative surgery.

Thanks to funding, the unit has a handheld 3D camera which can capture images of the face. These can be viewed three dimensionally or used to make 3D models.

Research

We are part of a five year multi-centre study on mapping facial change using a 3D image capture system (stereophotogrammetry) for head and neck cancer patients.

 

 

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 1864

Email: trevor.coward@kcl.ac.uk or maxfacprosthetics@
gstt.nhs.uk