As chief of Craniofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and part-time clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Y has extensive knowledge, skill and expertise in maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery. At Boston Plastic Surgery, Dr. Y specializes in bone and soft tissue reconstruction in addressing facial deformities. He has a solid reputation for successfully reconstructing these deformities with special emphasis on the cranio-orbital area (cheek depression, telecanthus, enophthalmos).
Dr. Y was co-winner of the 2000 Best Paper Award presented by the Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Foundation and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has also written numerous publications on this topic and has conducted lectures both nationally and internationally on his research findings and experience.
In 2012, a paper entitled“Correction of Post-Traumatic Enophthalmos” was published in the Archives of Plastic Surgery. Also a paper on the proper treatment of acute orbital injuries and correction of established deformities was published in the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. His chapter on the correction of post-traumatic enophthalmos (sinking of the eye) was published in An Atlas of Orbitocranial Surgery.
In 2006, Dr. Y presented his work at the forum de Cirurgia e TraumatologiaBuco-Maxilo-FacilainRio de Janeiro in November. Also, in March that same year, Dr. Y lectured on craniofacial reconstruction with prefabricated implants at a French meeting attended by most of the highly reputable Boston plastic surgeons.
Most recently, Dr Y performed a live surgery for other Boston plastic surgeons that aimed at correcting a post-traumatic cheek and orbitaldeformity as part of the American Conference on Craniofacial Surgery. In September 2016, Dr. Y will chair a symposium inBoston on cranioplasty.
Dr. Y’s successful history with this procedure is unprecedented and has earned him the reputation as the best cranio-orbital deformity corrective plastic surgeon in the Boston area. Some of his success stories include a patient who presented to him with severe eye socket (nasoethmoidal) fractures that increased the distance between her eyes. The patient’s nose bridge had been destroyed, hence causing her right eye to sink inside. Dr. Y successfully corrected this deformity by moving the eye socket walls, reconstructing the nose bridge and adjusting the internal socket walls. The patient had already tried bilateral ectropion unsuccessfully.
Another patient Dr. Y successfully treated with cranio-orbital deformity plastic surgery was a patient who suffered severe head and eye socket fractures resulting in sinking of the left eye while the right eye kept moving outside. Dr Y reconstructed the patient’s eye socket walls, floor and the roof in order to reposition the eye.
Dr Y also treated a patient who suffered from a severe facial fracture (heminasoethmoidal), which resulted in a misaligned eye and the sinking of his left eye ball (enophthalmos). Dr. Y was able to reposition and reconstruct the eye sockets in order to correct the patient’s appearance.