Facial Reconstructive Surgeries
Reconstructive plastic surgery is done to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injury, disease, or aging. Usually, the goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function.
Facial reconstructive surgeries are a core component of the plastic surgeon’s expertise. These procedures aim to restore form, function, and aesthetics to the face following trauma, cancer surgery, congenital anomalies, or other conditions.
some common facial reconstructive surgeries performed by plastic surgeons:
Facial Fracture Repair: Plastic surgeons are often involved in the repair of facial fractures resulting from trauma. They work closely with oral and maxillofacial surgeons to realign and stabilize fractured facial bones. This may involve techniques such as open reduction and internal fixation, where plates, screws, or wires are used to secure the fractured bones and promote proper healing.
Skin Cancer Excision and Reconstruction: Plastic surgeons frequently perform surgeries to remove skin cancers on the face, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. After excision, the surgeon reconstructs the defect using various techniques, including skin grafts, local tissue flaps, or microvascular free tissue transfer. The goal is to remove the cancer while restoring the natural appearance and function of the face.
Scar Revision: Plastic surgeons are skilled in scar revision techniques to improve the appearance of scars resulting from trauma, surgery, or other causes. They may use methods such as surgical excision, dermabrasion, laser therapy, or steroid injections to minimize scar visibility, optimize texture, and blend the scar with the surrounding skin.
Facial Paralysis Reconstruction: Plastic surgeons can perform procedures to restore facial symmetry and function in patients with facial paralysis. This may involve nerve grafts, muscle transfers, or the use of facial slings to reanimate the paralyzed muscles and improve facial expressions and symmetry.
Facial Rejuvenation: Plastic surgeons are also involved in facial rejuvenation procedures to address signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, or loss of facial volume. They may perform facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgeries, or fat grafting to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the face.
Facial reconstruction surgery is used to restore a person’s appearance to a relatively normal condition after a traumatic injury or event that has severely damaged a person’s face and appearance. Such an injury may remove part or all of the face.
Each facial reconstructive surgery is tailored to the individual patient’s needs and specific condition. Plastic surgeons take into account factors such as the patient’s overall health, the extent of the facial deformity or injury, and the desired functional and aesthetic outcomes. They work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans and provide comprehensive care throughout the surgical process.
Everyone is different, acne can vary hugely and you will most likely be prescribed a course of treatments.
If you have a facial deformity, injury, or condition that requires reconstructive surgery, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. They can assess your specific situation, discuss treatment options, and guide you through the process of facial reconstruction to achieve the best possible functional and aesthetic results.
Facial reconstructive surgeries – Frequently Asked Questions
Peels: Azelan Peel, Salicylic Peel, Ferulic Peel, Green Peel, Jessner Peel, Retinol Peel, Black Peel. Q-Switch Laser- Carbon Peel RF-Micro needling (For Acne Scars)
Our aim is to improve and control your symptoms as best we can. It can sometimes take a long time to clear so we will work with you continually to find the best course of treatment. We also see some clients who see amazing results in just a few weeks.
Your doctor will assess your skin during your initial consultation to recommend the right treatment. This could include a series of treatments such as salicylic, pyruvic, or isolaze peel. It could also include antibiotic tablets or hormonal therapies (the combined oral contraceptive pill for women can often be effective to treat severe acne).
This will appear as a large number of papules and pustules on your face and possibly your chest and/or back. The nodules and cysts will be painful and you will be at risk of scarring, therefore it is essential that you seek medical advice.
During teenage years, it can often go away on its own. However adult acne is much less likely to clear. But this will always vary person to person and you should always be aware of the risk of scarring, so if you are concerned, always seek medical advice.
Some skin-friendly food choices include: Whole grains, Legumes, Unprocessed fruits like apricots, blueberries, tomatoes and red grapes. Unprocessed vegetables like carrots, avocado, sweet potato, beetroot, spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables, Food containing mineral zinc, vitamins A and E and chemicals called antioxidants. Quinoa, Turkey, Fish, Oat milk, Pumpkin seeds.
Acne scars can be stubborn and seemingly permanent, but there are proven effective treatments available to diminish the appearance of acne scarring. The best treatment for your skin will depend on the type of acne scarring you have. Before you undergo any treatment, a dermatologist or skin expert should assess your acne scars and select the most appropriate treatment for you.
Usually, your reddish or brownish acne marks that are left behind after pimples clear up, and will fade with no need for treatment. However, picking or squeezing acne can increase the risk for scarring.
Some scarring may heal, depending on the severity. There are three types of scarring, ice pick scars (small deep holes), rolling scars (uneven skin) and boxcar scars (craters in the skin). Find out more about our treatment of acne scarring. At Delight Clinic we work with the highest grade lasers to offer effective treatment of acne scars and your doctor may recommend Micro needling or Laser Resurfacing.