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Innovations in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

The face, being the most exposed and interactive among any human features, is highly treasured. For some, their ego and esteem stems up to the quality and beauty their faces possess. Thus, with the birth of beauty products they take pride to showcase the best of their beauty, and hide the flaws and blemishes under the cosmetics.

However, there are cases wherein deformities or diseases had distorted much of the facial features. Unfortunately, concealers and make-up kits have no means of hiding them. If that’s your case, that may possibly lead you to shyness, loss of confidence, and low self-esteem.

Fret not, as advances of science towards perfection of cosmetic medicine provided means to hide these imperfect features, and even with expert maneuvers, completely reconstruct the face to its perfect beauty. In this article, some of the applicable facial reconstructive surgeries will be featured.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Chemosurgery, or most commonly known as Mohs surgery, which is named after the general surgeon who created it and utilized its first use, Dr. Frederic E. Mohs. Mohs surgery is a microscopically controlled surgery wherein minute skin tissue layers are removed meticulously and examined.

This highly practical in treating and preventing malignancy of skin cancer, as thin layers are removed microscopically in incremental manner, thus the physician can precisely excise the involved tissue, and salvage healthy tissues. Mohs surgery is regarded, among other reconstructive surgeries, as the most highly effective, being able to preserve most of the healthy tissue, and at the same time, with drastic decrease in risk of recurrence of malignant lesions.

Possible drawback in choosing this type of surgery is that it is costly, indeed the most expensive, and also very time consuming. However, if you choose to sacrifice these costs for a quality treatment, this surgery can be a perfect choice. The precision the surgery possesses is highly valuable for aggressive and recurrent carcinomas.

Mohs surgery is highly suggested for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma removal, for treatment of the nose, eyelid, lips, and areas highly susceptible for malignancy and invasive lesions.

Facial Reconstructive Surgery Innovations in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Also known as Reconstructive Facial Surgery, this procedure aims to correct defects or deformities caused by wide variety of disorders or diseases that can be found in the

  1. neck
  2. jaw and
  3. face itself.

These may also include improvements of already present good features, as to emphasize more these facial assets.

Among the surgery performed includes:

  1. Blepharoplasty, or reshaping of the eyelid;
  2. Rhinoplasty, or nose lift and repair;
  3. Cheiloplasty, or lip repair, to add lip enhancement as well;
  4. Chin and Cheek Augmentation; and
  5. Rhytidectomy, or face lift.

All of these are considered, specialties and sub-specialties in their own right, some doctors or surgeons specialize on treating of any of the services.

Techniques involve may utilize skin grafting, whether from a different donor of same or different species, or taken from other skin and body parts of the same client. Careful planning along with the surgeon is taken accounted for, so that incisions may fall in natural skin fold or lines, choice of suture materials, and appropriate wound suture and closure. Healing and recovery may take few weeks to a year, depending on the scale of surgery.

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