Reconstructive cosmetic surgery can have life-changing results if trauma, disease, or birth defects have affected the appearance of your face. The Harvard-trained surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada perform reconstructive and cosmetic procedures with a focus on both function and aesthetics. Schedule a consultation online or over the phone at the Summerlin or East Side Las Vegas office.
Trauma, illness, birth defects, and surgical procedures can affect the appearance and function of your face. Reconstructive surgery can correct these issues, improving your quality of life and self-esteem.
Facial reconstructive cosmetic surgery includes the following procedures.
Reconstructive surgery may take place soon after birth (in the case of some birth defects), during childhood, or adulthood.
The surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada are skilled in cosmetic facial surgery, or plastic surgery. Plastic surgery procedures focus primarily on how your face looks.
Cosmetic procedures can be purely elective. Many people choose plastic surgery to improve aspects of their appearance according to their preferences. If you have a medical need for reconstructive surgery, your surgeon may recommend a combination of reconstructive and plastic surgery for the best possible results.
Facial reconstructive surgery varies depending on the severity and location of your condition. Your surgeon works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and goals.
Your surgeon may reconstruct your facial structures using healthy tissue from another part of your body, including skin, bone, and muscle. This type of tissue transfer is known as free flap. When it involves bone, it’s known as a bone graft.
If free flap isn’t possible, your surgeon may use prosthetics or implants. When the surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada use prosthetics and implants, they focus on achieving natural-looking results.
For most facial reconstructive procedures, you’re under general anesthesia, or completely asleep. Complex surgeries can take up to 12 hours.
Your doctor may be able to repair your facial structures in one procedure. In other cases, you may need a series of treatments.
The surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada are skilled in innovative techniques that minimize recovery time. They aim for an approach that gets the best results with the least surgery. The length of your recovery depends on the complexity of your condition.
It’s common to experience some bruising and swelling after the surgery. This is normal and may last a few weeks. Ultimately, after surgery, you can expect to see a dramatic improvement in your facial appearance and function.
You may also need to recover emotionally from facial reconstructive surgery, especially if you have experienced a facial injury from an accident, assault, or illness. Your surgeon can recommend counseling, support groups, and other resources to help you manage any emotional issues related to your cosmetic facial reconstruction.
To learn more about reconstructive cosmetic surgery, schedule an appointment at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada online or over the phone.