Loss and distortion of part or all of the nose may occur after removal of cancer, as a result of trauma or due to birth defects. Matt Hansen has a particular interest in this field. Reconstruction may require that tissues from other parts of the body such as the rib, forehead and ear be used to replace missing structures and rebuild the nose. Simple defects can usually be rebuilt in a single operation but more complex problems such as amputation of a large part of the nose often take several operations.
As a result of his interest in cranio-facial surgery, Matt Hansen has particular expertise in managing fractures of the nose, cheeks, eye sockets and skull both immediately following the injury and later reconstruction of long-term defects and deformities.
Reconstruction & Tumour Surgery
Removal of cancers, birth marks and scars of the face require reconstruction of the resulting defects. Many techniques are employed to reconstruct facial bones, skull, soft tissues, muscle, fat, nerves and skin. In the more extreme cases this requires microsurgical reconstruction and Matt Hansen has been performing this type of surgery for over 25 years. Treatment is highly individualised and carefully planned.