Cancer Reconstruction

Head and neck tumors can lead to devastating effects on appearance and function of the patient and are among the most disabling and socially isolating defects with significant impact on patient’s quality of life. Reconstruction of such defects continues to be an extremely demanding challenge for plastic surgeons who aim to restore form and function with minimal surgical morbidity. The desire to alleviate these problems led to the development of plastic surgery as early as 3000 BC. As with other forms of cosmetic facial surgery, the use of stem cell-augmented fat for volume restoration, and stem cells combined with PRP to accelerate healing and skin health, has shown significant efficacy.