What is Facial Reconstruction?
Your face is one of your strongest sources of self-identity. When unwanted changes occur, whether due to cancer, a car accident, a burn, or an unexpected outcome after surgery, the results can be very disconcerting. Facial reconstruction is the process of restoring you to your original state as best as is possible.
It is important to choose a surgeon that is familiar with the complexities of facial reconstruction. The face includes many intricate and complex structures that are quite different from one another – for example, your eyelids, ears, lips, and nose are all part of your face, but are quite different from one another and require different techniques to correct.
How does facial reconstruction work?
There are a multitude of different techniques to treat the many different problems that can occur. These include complex skin closure methods, skin grafts, nerve grafts, or cartilage grafts, local flaps of tissue, as well as distant flaps of tissue. These different techniques are used to recreate and shape the different parts of the face.
Conditions potentially corrected by facial reconstruction surgery
- Skin cancer
- Previous surgery
- Facial paralysis
What You Can Expect in Your Initial Consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of dermal fillers before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone facial reconstruction so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
How to get started
The first step is to contact Dr. Correa’s office to arrange your initial consultation. At that time you can discuss the problems you are having and Dr. Correa will review the options to try and achieve your goals.
Take The First Step
Interested in learning more about Facial Reconstruction? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.