Mandibular Distraction Restore Facial Symmetry

06 Aug

Dr. Boutros is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Sean Boutros, founder of Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery and also a famous plastic and reconstructive surgeon performs a specialized procedure called Mandibular Distraction (Distraction Osteogenesis). The surgery gives the lower jaw the projection it requires by increasing its size and facilitating its growth in proportion to other areas of the face. Performed at a state-of-the-art surgical facility, it helps to restore facial symmetry and enhance breathing and eating capabilities. The surgery is useful in the treatment of medical conditions such as these – obstructive sleep apnea, cranial synostosis, midface retrusion and temporo-mandibular joint ankylosis.

How the Distraction Osteogenesis Is Performed

A distraction device would be introduced, which can be manipulated to increase the length of the jaw by progressively separating the bony ends. The resulting gap is filled in with new bone formation. The distraction procedure would be considered finished when the front of the jaw has got its rightful position.
The possibility of fibrous union, non-union or infection is rare. Patients affected with facial clefting syndromes or Treacher Collins syndrome may have to repeat the procedure at some point in the future because the jaw may not grow.

In the case of infants who experience difficulties with breathing and eating due to an undersized jaw, Dr. Boutros’ Mandibular Distraction can provide respite by opening the airway and improving the infant’s ability to eat.

Preliminary Consultation(s)

At the initial consultation(s), Dr. Boutros would determine whether or not the child is a suitable candidate for the surgery. If found to be suitable, the physician and his team would provide the surgery, ensuring dedicated attention, care and comfort.

About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is a reputable and AAAASF (American association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) accredited plastic surgery practice located in Houston, Texas. The center is committed to providing compassionate care to its patients using current surgical advancements. Patient consultations with Dr. Boutros for Mandibular Distraction can be scheduled through the website

Location and Contact Information

Sean Boutros, M.D.
6400 Fannin, Suite 2290
Houston, TX 77030
Ph: 713-791-0700