Plastic and Oral Surgery Research

The Department of Plastic Surgery has developed a comprehensive basic, translational, and clinical research program in the areas of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, vascular anomalies, congenital hand defects, and adolescent breast issues. The department also has a separate research laboratory which focuses on cranioplasty, angiogenesis, and vaccum-assisted wound closure. While the research program is focused on developing new techniques and increasing the knowledge of conditions commonly encountered in the department, there is also a large focus on the clinical applicability of the research conducted. Our basic science questions are derived from clinical experience, and our aim is to translate the knowledge gained in the laboratory back to the clinic to improve patient care.

Latest research in plastic surgery

Focus area
oral and maxillofacial surgery
3-dimensional symmetry and outcomes in cleft lip and palate, facial animation, craniofacial surgery
reconstructive microsurgery, Romberg disease, soft-tissue deficits, breast surgery, cleft lip and palate
congenital and acquired craniofacial anomalies, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its effect on the temporomandibular joints, maxillofacial pathology
Robin sequence, cleft lip and palate
vascular anomalies, cranioplasty, vacuum-assisted wound closure
adolescent breast disorders, congenital hand anomalies
nonsyndromic craniosynostosis
vascular anomalies, cranioplasty, craniofacial anomalies
oral and maxillofacial surgery, craniofacial surgery
congenital hand anomalies, hand trauma, improving clinical trials