Three Things You Need to Note before Seeking Facial Reconstruction Surgery

Whatever be the cause – mastectomy, crushed bones, birth disorder, accident scars, burn spots, cleft / lip palate or anything similar (or dissimilar), reconstructive surgery promises to restore any facial deformity under the sun. In fact, facial reconstruction happens to be one of the most sought after medical service in the US. This gives us an idea why most reputable reconstructive surgeons almost always find themselves behind a red-lit-top door.


Need for Facial Reconstruction

On most occasions, the intention of reconstructive surgery is to boost self-esteem and perk up appearance. The good news is, medical insurance does cover it. If your face was a victim of cancer, infection, or some other irreversible disease, and refuses to respond to cosmetic cures, facial reconstruction could jut be the way out for you.

Only Board approved medical surgeons are entitled to perform such surgeries. And those who have completed specialist surgery courses, are the ones you need to approach. Usually, plastic surgery specialists are eligible to perform reconstructive surgery.


Varying kinds of Facial Reconstruction

So whether you have cheek defect, need permanent implants for temporal hallowing or mandibular angle augmentation, isolated nasal bone fracture, temporalis tendon transfer, varying facial implants for a balanced look, wise revitalizing lift, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Ear/ Mohs reconstruction, treating ptosis, rhinoplasty procedure, face and neck lift, keloid repair, orbital decompression, with facial reconstruction you can have them all.

Apart from these major surgeries if you want to remove fat and reconstruct bone, want to have facial Skin Resurfacing: treating facial paralysis, endoscopic brow reduction now all can be done.

However, there are few patients who are not at all qualified to undergo Facial Reconstruction surgery so it is not recommended to decide something on your own and ask a surgeon to perform the surgery.


Probable Risks

Although the surgery is not without risks and, even though the facial reconstruction surgery is done under specialist supervision, the result may backfire. The surgery may cause the patient grasp for breath as the dose of anesthesia may intervene during the surgery. Often medications cause side effects like Inconsistent bleeding, infection, swelling, partial loss of bone graft, lasting scar, and nerve damage and these are some of the probable risks, which the patient may run though.


Follow up visit

After having Facial Reconstruction surgery, it is fundamental to go for follow-up treatment. However, complete healing takes time between 1 to 3 months. During the interim period, it is mandatory for the patient to visit the surgeon so that nothing detrimental crop up.



Dr. Michael J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers innovative aesthetic procedures for the face, breast, and body.


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