What is Anaplastology

Anaplastology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of an absent, disfigured, or malformed anatomically visual location of the face or body. The term anaplastology was coined by Walter G. Spohn and is used worldwide.

An anaplastologist (also known as a maxillofacial prosthetist and technologist in the UK is an individual who has the knowledge and skill set to provide the service of customising a facial or camouflage (craniofacial prosthesis).

Anaplastology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of an absent, disfigured, or malformed anatomically visual location of the face or body. The term anaplastology was coined by Walter G. Spohn and is used worldwide.

An anaplastologist (also known as a maxillofacial prosthetist and technologist in the UK is an individual who has the knowledge and skill set to provide the service of customising a facial or camouflage (craniofacial prosthesis).

The studies of an anaplastologist consist of the arts and sciences. Visual arts are studied, namely photography, sculpture and painting .

Anaplastology is more concerned with the aesthetic appearance than with function when considering hand and arm prostheses. (The appearance os the function)

The challenge of adjusting to a missing part of the face or body since birth or removed as a result of trauma or surgery can be emotionally debilitating.

People are remarkably resilient and adapt amazingly well to treatment for facial and body differences, but it is recognised that this resilience relates not just to surgical or prosthetic treatment.

The social and emotional side of treatment is just as important, and should not be neglected.

Addressing the needs of the individual in adjusting to a facial or body difference can greatly assist in the recovery process.