Dr. Lanzon understands that there are various reasons a patient may be a candidate from facial reconstruction. Most patients assume that facial reconstruction applies to only individuals who have been in a fire or a horrific accident. While these two types of individuals will benefit greatly from facial reconstruction, there are numerous other reasons you may need this procedure.
- Cleft lip repair is performed around 3-6 months of age and involves not only repairing the lip deformity but also the nostrils asymmetry.
- Cleft palate repair is performed around 9-12 months of age and repairs the cleft in the roof of your mouth. It is common for ear tubes to be placed as well to help reduce the occurrence of ear infections.
- Cancer reconstruction utilizes the Mohs technique that uses healthy skin flaps, or skin grafts, to repair the defects from facial cancer.
- Facial paralysis has the end goal of restoring facial movement and symmetry. One of the more common procedures is placing small weight in an individual’s upper eyelid in order to curtail eye dryness.
No matter the reason, our highly trained staff will create an individualized surgical intervention for treatment with the outcome of an improvement in both function and appearance. During your consultation we will let you know if there will need to be soft tissue, or bone grafts, used during your surgery. It may also be feasible to use artificial prostheses that would be anchored in the bones via implants.
Our surgeons are highly skilled at working with both the soft and hard tissues when reconstructing and repairing facial structures. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation and let us help you find the right treatment plan for your needs.