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Craniofacial Surgery is one of the subspecialties of Plastic Surgery. It came into being as a result of the pioneering work of Dr Paul Tessier, a French Plastic Surgeon who was based at the Hopital Foch in Paris in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Craniofacial Surgery addresses conditions arising as a consequence of congenital malformations of the skull and the face. This includes clefts of the face, synostotic conditions such as scaphocephaly and brachycephaly that lead to abnormal skull shapes, hypoplastic conditions such as craniofacial macrosomia, hyperplastic conditions such as fibrous dysplasia and neurofibromatosis, craniofacial trauma, surgery of the orbits and orthognathic surgery.

Ivo has been fortunate to have been trained by two leading craniofacial surgeons; David Dunaway, who is the lead surgeon at the world famous craniofacial surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and Francis Papay, who is the Chairman of the Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Institute at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Dr Papay led the team that carried out America’s first face transplant in 2008.

Ivo is trained in all aspects of Craniofacial Surgery. He has an in-depth understanding of the principles of this subspecialty and uses it to maximum advantage when performing facial aesthetic procedures.


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Figure 1: An artist’s impression depicting an intracranial approach to correcting anomalies of the orbit

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Figure 2: Ivo standing behind Dr Paul Tessier (center) at a meeting held in Dr Tessier’s honour in London in May 2006

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