Facial reconstruction surgery is perhaps what has defined and built up the field of plastic surgery into what it is today. Facial reconstruction encompasses a wider variety of plastic surgery procedures and technologies to rebuild, correct, and create the unique aspects of facial appearance and function.
Restoring Facial Form
Unfortunately there are many ways that facial injuries and development can lead to disfiguring and life altering changes that require the use of reconstructive facial surgery to restore a patient's face. Some patients may have been born with a defect, some may have undergone skin cancer removal and others may have experienced trauma to the face.
Whatever the case may be, all of these patients can benefit from facial reconstruction surgery. As one of the premiere plastic surgeons delivering some of the best facial reconstruction Scottsdale has to offer, Dr. Repta is here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
The following are some of the facial reconstructive surgeries offered by Dr. Repta:
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Ear reconstruction
- Facial scar revision
- Nose reconstruction
- Orbital reconstruction
- Reconstruction of complex wounds
- Reconstruction of defects following skin cancer removal
- Reconstruction of defects in the head and neck, including the esophagus
- Reconstruction of facial deformities caused by trauma
- Mohs reconstruction
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers. Luckily, with a little knowledge it can be identified and treated early. A combination of genetics and environmental exposure are the main causes of skin cancer. Of the environmental sources of skin cancer, sun exposure is by far the most common source overall.
Perhaps one of the most common types of facial reconstructive surgery performed today is to reconstruct tissues that have been removed by Mohs surgery.
Mohs surgery (named after Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, who developed the procedure in 1938), is a specialized and precise type of surgery, whereby small layers of skin are continuously removed in order to eliminate cancerous cells. Each skin layer of cancer is carefully examined under a microscope, until no cancer cells remain.
This procedure is most commonly performed on the face, the face being the predominant area to be affected by skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Depending on the size and extent of the cancer, the excision can result in small or large defect of skin and tissue loss, leaving behind a disfigured scar or open wound.
Mohs Reconstruction is a modern plastic surgery technique to correct and rebuild the defect site using either the surrounding tissues or nearby tissues to repair the wound.
Dr. Remus Repta
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with a degree in biology and psychology, Dr. Repta is among the best plastic surgeons Scottsdale has in practice, delivering transformative results to patients from around the country. During your private consultation, Dr. Repta will answer any and all questions to assist you in choosing the best surgical plan possible.
If you are in need of facial reconstructive surgery and want beautiful, natural looking results, Dr. Repta is your plastic surgeon of choice. To schedule your private consultation, please call our office today.