Lessya will undergo her initial reconstructive surgery on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Published on November 13, 2013

The goal of the first surgery will be to install an implant to prepare the skin for her major reconstructive surgery on Jan. 30, 2014.

Dr. Jarrod Little, the plastic and reconstructive surgeon with University of Louisville Physicians who is helping Lessya, will perform Thursday’s surgery at University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health. It is expected to take about two hours.

  • See the new videos of Dr. Little describing how he will reconstruct Lessya’s jaw and face, including what will take place during Thursday’s surgery.
  • UofL Physicians will be providing photos and updates before, during and after Lessya’s surgery on the @UofLPhysicians Twitter feed with the hashtag #Hope4Lessya and on the UofL Physicians Facebook page. Updates also will be provided here.