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
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.