Facial Reconstruction Services
One of the services we provide at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is facial reconstruction. This highly specialized surgery is often recommended for patients whose facial appearance and structure has been affected by physical trauma or illness. With their in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, our oral surgeons can perform this complex treatment to help patients recover their natural appearance and regain eating and speaking functionality.
An Overview of Facial Reconstruction
This area of surgical treatment encompasses a broad range of procedures. Reconstructive facial surgeries may modify the bone structure of the face and jaw. Depending on the extent of the injury, some treatments involve the neck and skull as well. Sometimes, muscle tissue, cartilage, and skin tissue may need to be modified to restore symmetry to the patient’s facial structure. Tissue grafts, cosmetic implants, and stabilizing plates or screws may also be necessary.
Reconstructive Facial Surgery for Different Types of Injuries
There are numerous types of surgery that can be included in a facial reconstruction treatment. The reasons a patient may need reconstructive surgery are also varied. Physical trauma from car accidents or sports injuries can affect the bone and muscular structure of the face and mouth. Skin cancer is another common cause. Patients who have had large patches of skin removed from the face and neck may require facial surgery to restore a natural appearance and proper muscle functionality.
Some common operations include:
- Nose reconstruction
- Facial reanimation
- Scar repair
- Palate modification
- Mohs surgery
- Cleft lip treatment
- Ear reconstruction
The type and extent of a surgery depends on a patient’s medical history and what sort of facial trauma necessitated the need for reconstructive surgery. Our experienced surgeons work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan.
Because Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has hospital-quality facilities, our office is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. We are dedicated to providing our patients the most comfortable surgical experience possible and do everything we can to reduce stress and anxiety. Every part of our office, from the waiting room to the recovery area, is designed to help our patients feel calm and relaxed. We offer several sedation and anesthesia options as well. Our surgeons also have hospital privileges, so they can perform highly complex operations in a safe, well-equipped environment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have facial disfiguration from illness, cancer, or physical trauma, reconstructive surgery may be right for you. At Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our highly experienced surgeons provide a variety of treatments in our AAAHC-accredited facility. We do everything we can to give our patients the best and most comfortable experience. To schedule a consultation, request an appointment through our convenient online form.