A facial prosthetic or craniofacial prosthetic is a device used to help restore the form and function of a damaged portion of the face. It also helps to protect and disguise disfigurement. Facial prosthetics are made from biocompatible materials and are offered either along with or as an alternative to surgical reconstruction. The defects in the face may be from birth such as a deformed ear; trauma from an accident; or the result of a medical condition such as skin cancer. Ear, nose, and eyes are commonly treated with facial prosthetics.