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Maxillofacial surgery: repairing the soul as much as the face

2022-09-25T16:22:43.601Z

The aesthetic aspect of the repair may seem essential to someone who has never had a "broken face". This is far from always the case for disfigured patients.



“Even

if we don't pay attention to it, our face changes.

No one has the same face as at 20!

Living also means accepting change all the time

,” recalls Professor Bernard Devauchelle (Institut Faire Faces, Amiens).

For his patients, the change is brutal.

But beware: if the aesthetic aspect of the repair may seem essential to someone who has never had a “broken face”, this is far from always being the case for disfigured patients.

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Expectations vary depending on the person, but also the context.

"When the disfigurement affects the nose and mouth, the recovery of functions - eating normally, regaining speech, breathing well - goes well before the aesthetic criterion in order to regain a social life"

, explains Isabelle Vézien, nurse at the University Hospital of Amiens. All patients do not go to the end of their reconstruction program.

“Some, because what has already been done is enough for them: they have found a balance and you have to know how to hear it”

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Source: lefigaro

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