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Craniofacial surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery that corrects or improves the appearance and function of facial external deformities, congenital or not. Craniofacial surger is a well specilaized reconstructive surgery and is performed to improve the face function and cosmesis of an affected are of the face  after accidents, injuries, birth defects, or even scarring from another surgical procedure. In addition to function, craniofacial surgery also usually improves the appearance of the affected area. Dr. Francesco Gargano utilizes the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat even the most complex craniofacial abnormalities. Patients who undergo Craniofacial Surgery under Dr. Francesco Gargano benefit from the high level of patient safety as well as the likelihood of fewer childhood surgeries and a more normal appearance.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons like Dr. Francesco Gargano are extensively experienced in the latest restorative and cosmetic techniques and technology designed to improve the lives of patients with facial and skull deformities. Many of the conditions Dr. Francesco Gargano treats occur very rarely, and he is uniquely experienced in addressing the signs and symptoms that accompany these disorders. As a result, patients can receive more accurate treatment at the time when they need it most. He takes immense pride in treating you and your family as an extension of his own family.

Some of the common types of facial anomalies typically treated by craniofacial surgeons include the following:

Cleft lip and cleft palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies at birth.

cleft lip surgery includes an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose.

Cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth includes an opening into the nose.


It is a condition in which the fibrous joints in between the skull bones fuse too early. This can cause an abnormal head shape, or in some cases limit the growth of the brain, which increases the pressure inside the skull. Dr. Francesco Gargano is considered one of the best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and utilizes the best techniques to perform Craniosynostosis Procedures. The choice of the technique will depend from the age of the child  and severity of the deformity. Dr. Gargano will discuss different options with the family at the time of the consultation.

Hemifacial microsomia 

Hemifacial microsomia is a form of the congenital disorder that has the most impact on the ear, mouth, and jaw areas of the lower half of the face.


It is a congenital deformity that affects the outer ear (pinna) where the ear during the first trimester of pregnancy does not fully develop.

Crouzon syndrome

It is a rare inherited disorder in which many of the flexible seams (sutures) in a baby’s skull turn to bone and fuse too early. Early skull fusion is the hallmark of a group of conditions called syndromic craniosynostosis.

Meeting each patient’s unique needs with years of experience and expertise, Dr. Francesco Gargano is poised to render real results that are both visually beautiful as well as functional. With dedicated hearts towards service for the local community as well as global locations, nothing gives him as much joy as putting his knowledge to use and giving back. His inspiration walks through the door every day and strives to remain well versed in technological advances and new approaches to treatment to provide the very best care.

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