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Scott’s Story

Combat Veteran's Complex Microsurgical Facial Reconstructive Surgery

"I got my life back... If I had to put it down in just a couple words; I got my life back."

After a bomb blast destroyed the bones of his face and jaw when he was serving in Somalia, Scott had 9 unsuccessful surgeries and was unable to eat solid food for 25 years. Scott consulted with facial and reconstructive surgeon Shaun Desai, M.D. who rebuilt his jaw from Scott's fibula bone using innovative technology with 3D printing and virtual surgical planning.

Meet the Expert

Photo of Dr. Shaun Chandra Desai, M.D.

Desai, Shaun Chandra, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Appointment Phone: 301-896-3330
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bell's Palsy, Blepharoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Brow Lift, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Injuries, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Dermal Fillers, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Facelift, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Paralysis, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Trauma, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer, Mohs Surgery, Nerve Grafting, Otolaryngology (ENT), Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancers, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Synkinesis
 
 
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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Facial plastic surgeons offer unique skills in complex facial reconstruction. Learn more about the Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and facial reconstruction following trauma or cancer.