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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.

Meet Our Team

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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Meet Dr. Ishii

Lisa Ishii M.D., is board certified in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ishii is the first facial plastic surgeon to have received a prestigious National Institutes of Health K12 Award to pursue research in facial plastic surgery received a Master of Health Sciences degree at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The research skills she acquired propels her clinical practice to identify the best techniques in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Ishii is an expert in hair transplantation for women and men, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery of the aging face, facial reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive facial augmentation, such as injections or fillers.
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Meet Dr. Boahene

Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene, M.D., is board certified in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Boahene specializes solely in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As such, his patients are provided a focused expertise. He treats both children and adults, and his practice encompasses the entire spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including rhinoplasty, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery, fat transfers, facial augmentation, wrinkle treatment, corrective surgery for congenital facial defects, cleft lip and palate repair, ear reshaping, craniofacial surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic skull base surgery, microsurgery, reconstruction of cancer patients and extensive post-traumatic deformities.
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Meet Dr. Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne, M.B.A., M.D., is a Professor and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also the Director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Byrne focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. His robust clinical practice has a specific focus on aesthetic surgery, with a vast experience in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and face lifting. Dr. Byrne is one of the world’s leading experts in facial reanimation, the surgical field that deals with the treatment of facial paralysis. Patients with facial paralysis routinely travel across the country, and from around the world, to seek his help. Byrne's research interests dovetail his clinical practice, and include the best techniques and effects of cosmetic surgery, the treatment of facial paralysis and the reconstruction of deformities due to cancer.
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