Facial Reconstruction Surgery and Facial Difference as a Disability
Vanessa’s face was rebuilt with an orbital floor (x2), Zygomatic osteotomy with titanium plates and fittings, failed allo-plastic Zygomatic implant, artificial eye, silicone orbital implant and several plastic surgery procedures.
The surgery is ongoing and originally took a decade to complete. Vanessa advocates for patient’s rights to be clearly recognized in terms of appearance diversity as some conditions cannot be rectified with surgery and many patients live their lives in social isolation. Many of the conditions have also not been clearly defined for disability rights.