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Scott's Story: Combat Veteran's Complex Microsurgical Facial Reconstructive Surgery

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.

About Our Center

The Johns Hopkins Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery brings together a team of board-certified facial plastic surgeons committed to world class facial cosmetic surgery, facial reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The Center’s multidisciplinary faculty features facial plastic surgeons and their colleagues in complementary surgical disciplines who work together with additional specialists to provide each patient with highly individualized and compassionate care.

Dr. Shaun Desai
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Meet Dr. Desai

Shaun Desai, M.D., is board certified in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. His practice encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Some of the procedures he performs include rhinoplasty; facelift; browlift; eyelid surgery; facial augmentation and wrinkle treatments; facial trauma reconstruction; microvascular (free-flap) reconstruction of major head and neck defects after cancer or trauma; skin cancer reconstruction after Moh’s surgery and management of skin cancer, such as malignant melanoma. In addition to his practice at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Desai travels with the Healing the Children Organization to perform cleft lip and palate repairs in Peru and India.

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