What Is Facial Reconstruction Surgery?

PLASTIC SURGEON & MEDICAL SPA SERVING BRYN MAWR, VILLANOVA & COMMUNITIES NEAR THE MAIN LINE OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

Posted: August 26, 2020

Facial reconstruction is a blanket term used to describe a variety of procedures performed to restore the form and function of a patient’s face with abnormalities caused by a birth defect, illness, or trauma. Successful facial reconstruction may be achieved through a specific surgery or a combination of procedures, depending on the patient’s unique needs.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Jean has extensive experience performing a wide range of reconstructive surgery procedures, including facial reconstructive surgery. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Jean works closely with the Main Line Health Paoli Hospital Level II Trauma Center and the Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Nemours duPont Pediatric Emergency Department to ensure patients of all ages with traumatic injuries have fast access to the reconstructive surgeons and procedures they need.  

How Can Facial Reconstruction Help?

Following facial reconstruction surgery, you may experience benefits such as:

  • Removal of facial scars, tumors, or other signs of trauma or disease
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved ability to eat, drink, speak, and display facial expressions
  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • Improved quality of life

Your Customized Facial Reconstruction

Facial reconstruction in a highly individualized procedure. The specific techniques used in facial reconstruction vary widely, depending on the areas of the face requiring surgical repair, and the extent of surgery needed. Facial reconstruction may be recommended for birth defects, facial trauma, facial disease, and facial irregularities.

The surgical plan for reconstructing the face is unique to every patient’s situation. The procedure may involve:

  • Bone, skin, and other types of grafts
  • Scar tissue removal
  • Elimination of skin and fat

Prior to your facial reconstruction, Dr. Jean will  conduct a comprehensive physical evaluation that may include X-rays, photographs, or sketches of your face. He will discuss your goals, answer your questions, address your concerns, and design a customized treatment plan tailored specifically for you. In some cases, multiple procedures may be necessary to fully restore your facial features.

Contact Our Philadelphia Facial Reconstruction Surgeon Today

If you suffer from a deformity or abnormal facial feature, and would like to learn how board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Jean can help you, contact Main Line Plastic Surgery today online or at 484-222-0010 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Bryn Mawr, Villanova, and throughout the Main Line of Philadelphia.

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