Facial surgery may affect your appearance. We may be able to recover your appearance using facial prosthetics of the nose, ear, or eye. Facial prosthetics are made to size and will resemble your face in shape and color. After placement, you will have to come back once a year for a checkup.
Your practicing physician or general practitioner can refer you to us, or you can contact us yourself. Please consult your health care insurance provider whether the costs will be covered. The Facial Prosthetics department can be found in clinic 1D.
What can we do for you?
On average, it will take three months for your skin to sufficiently recover from your surgery to start the process of facial prosthetics. This prosthetic can be attached using special skin glue or, in some cases, magnets.
- Attaching the prosthetic with skin glue
- Attaching the prosthetic using implants
In September 2018, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant recorded the following video about the Facial Prosthetics department:
The facial prosthetic team consists of Shirley Bouman and Rene Wolterink. We collaborate with head and neck surgeons and dentists.