The surgical speciality of neuroplastic or neuroplastic and reconstructive surgery is concerned with the reconstruction or restoration of patients who have central or peripheral nervous system operations. The field encompasses a wide range of surgical techniques intended to repair or replace a patient’s skull, face, scalp, dura (the covering that protects the brain and spinal cord), spine, and/or the tissues that lie above the spine.
The field of neuroplastic surgery deals with the reconstruction of patients who have obvious malformations as a result of neurosurgical procedures. These abnormalities can include skull reconstruction (also known as “cranioplasty”), temporal hollowing or wasting, difficult spinal wound repairs, or obvious back and neck deformities following spine surgery.
Any of the following justifications could lead to a cranioplasty
A cranial defect may leave the brain susceptible to injury in some areas.
For some patients, cranial augmentation may enhance neurological performance. In some cases, a personalised cranial implant is created in advance to aid the surgeon in achieving the desired form and result and to contain embedded neuro technology.
A visible skull deformity can have an aesthetic impact on a patient’s look and self-confidence.
Headaches brought on by prior surgery or trauma can be lessened with cranialplasties.
You receive a general anaesthesia in the operation room. The team arranges you once you are unconscious to allow the surgeons the best possible access to the bone defect. After shaving and applying antiseptic to the incision site, you are covered with drapes so that just the surgical site is visible.
After administering a local anaesthetic, the surgeon will delicately remove the layers of skin on your scalp, safeguarding the dura, which surrounds the brain. Before placing the bone or implant in the defect, the team cleans the edges of the surrounding bone and prepares the surface. Then, screws, plates, or both are used to bind the object to the cranial bones.
The team pulls the scalp back to its original position with the bone or implant in place, bleeding is managed, and the incision is stitched shut with nylon suture. A tiny suction drain might also still be in place to help you get rid of any extra fluid. In a few days, the drain will be taken out.
Contact your surgery team IMMEDIATELY if you notice
An intensifying headache, call your surgical team IMMEDIATELY:
For adult and paediatric patients who may benefit from a neuroplastic approach when they have brain surgery or other procedures that could alter the shape of the head and face, Omni Hospitals provides neuroplastic surgery. A plastic surgeon and a neurosurgeon working together can prevent the flaws in the first place as opposed to fixing the symmetry after the fact.
Patients at any level of care can benefit from neuroplastic therapies. Innovative neuroplastic techniques can be utilised to correct problems from earlier treatments or treat untreated skull abnormalities.
The Neuroplastic Approach’s advantages:
Although neurosurgeons are experts in the brain, they also have the knowledge necessary to handle problems after brain surgery that could change how the skull and the soft and hard tissues around it look. You have the best of both worlds when a neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon team up to treat your problem and simultaneously reconstruct any associated skull deformities.
These and additional after-effects of specific types of brain and skull surgery, which a plastic surgeon can assist prevent and remedy:
To prevent and treat conditions affecting the brain, spine, and nerves, neurosurgical treatments are required. Changes to a patient’s head or facial structure may emerge from these illnesses and the ensuing operations. However, patients can still have facial or skull malformations despite neurosurgeons’ best attempts to minimise modifications.
Plastic surgery gives patients the self-assurance to get back to their life, whether they need surgical procedures for a traumatic brain injury or desire to reduce scars. The long-term health outcomes for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures are significantly influenced by plastic surgery. Neuroplastic surgery not only treats the physical deformities brought on by head trauma, but it also gives patients hope. Our team prioritises enhancing patient wellbeing, reducing problems, and restoring looks. By doing this, neurosurgical patients can confidently return to their daily lives.