Reconstructive Surgery of Head, Face and Jaws

Facial reconstruction is the process of repairing damage to the craniofacial region that may result from disease or injury. It is most commonly performed on the cheekbones, the eye sockets, the forehead, the nose and the jaw.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Houston Methodist offer several treatment options. One option is grafting the bone or soft tissue to replace the missing or malfunctioning parts.
Another treatment involves the use of implants and prosthetic devices. These implants serve as the foundation for the facial prosthesis in a procedure known as craniofacial osseointegration. Patients who undergo this type of procedure have a titanium screw implanted into their jaw which acts as a root. The patient then waits six months, and if the implant is accepted without any problems, a porcelain crown is inserted over the implant.

At Houston Methodist, our surgeons aim to restore function to the facial region, while amending the appearance and avoiding visible scars for our patients.


Our physicians at Houston Methodist specialize in facial reconstruction at the following convenient locations: