Roger Ebert Writes About New Facial Prosthesis on Blog
If youâ€™ve been following the story of famed movie critic Roger Ebert, you know about his illness and the disfiguring changes that occurred in his face. â€œAfter surgery, I studiously avoided looking at myself in a mirrorâ€ he writes in a recent blog post.
But things may be getting better for the famous critic. In the same post, he describes a facial reconstruction procedure that was carried out by Dr. David J. Reisberg of Chicago.
The doctor created a facial prosthesis that fits over Ebertâ€™s neck and chin. With matching skin color and soft silicone construction, the device helps restore a natural facial appearance.
â€œSymbolically, it’s as if my illness never happened and, hey, here I still am, on the show with these new kids,â€ he writes.
Read his blog on the Chicago Sun Times website.