Birth defects, accidents, and injuries that affect the face leave many people with lower self-esteem and less confidence about their appearance. Facial abnormalities and injuries can also have an adverse effect on a person’s ability to eat, breathe, and speak properly.
In additional to being a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Maloney has extensive training and experience in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He uses this combined expertise to help patients who need Facial Reconstruction including:
- Skin cancer facial scar revision
- Cleft palette or cleft lip
- Breathing problems due to a deviated septum
- Facial trauma caused by accidents
About the Procedure
The goal of Facial Reconstruction is to correct deformities of the face that are present at birth or as the result of an accident or injury. The specific techniques and surgical plan are unique to each patient. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Maloney describes the goals of treatment and the surgical techniques to be used.
Candidates for Facial Reconstruction
In general, candidates for Facial Reconstruction are in good overall health. Because birth defects are corrected with Facial Reconstruction, Dr. Maloney may recommend to parents that surgery be delayed until a child has experienced adequate physical development. This helps ensure that the results of the procedures last throughout the child’s life. To find out if you are a candidate for Facial Reconstruction, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Maloney.
Benefits of Facial Reconstruction
Facial Reconstruction provides patients with not only cosmetic benefits, but also health-related benefits. Birth defects and injuries can interfere with daily activities and may increase the risk of developing infections and other medical conditions.