We recommend a pre-surgical consultation with tumor patients prior to surgical removal of any part of the face when immediate surgical reconstruction is not expected. This gives us an opportunity to prepare pre-surgical molds and photographs, which assist with future procedures. In some cases, craniofacial bone anchored implants
can be inserted during cancer surgery reducing the waiting period for completion of an orbital, nasal or auricular (eye, nose or ear) prosthesis.
It is important to allow at least six weeks of healing following injury or surgery. We are happy to meet new patients for an initial consultation during healing so that you can learn more about facial prosthetic restoration. Radiation therapy may delay prosthetic treatment.
We require a physician’s order before we begin fabrication, but not for the initial appointment. Clinical notes from your physician are helpful and sometimes required for insurance authorizations.