Reconstructive Facial Plastic
It is imperative to find a specialty facial plastic surgeon who is highly-skilled and experienced enough to repair and reconstruc features that are absent or deformed due to birth defects, craniofacial deformities, head and neck cancer resection, maxillofacial surgery, previous failed microvascular reconstructions, radiation therapy to the head and neck, and trauma.
Dr. Monica Tadros is not only advanced with the most innovative techniques in the industry, but she is also sought after by individual’s who are looking to achieve optimal results with the necessary personalize pre and post-care.
Reconstructive Facial Plastic
by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Repair of facial cancer defects that have been created using the Mohs technique often utilize healthy adjacent skin flaps or skin grafts. Large facial cancers occasionally need to be repaired using free tissue transfer, ie skin, muscle, and/or bone from a different part of the body brought to fill the facial defect.
Cleft lip repair
Surgical correction of the cleft lip birth deformity. Typically, this procedure is performed around 3-6 months of age, and commonly involves repairing nostril asymmetry (tip rhinoplasty) as well as the lip deformity.
Cleft Palate Repair
Surgical correction of the cleft palate birth defect. The procedure is usually performed around 9-12 months of age. In addition to repairing the cleft in the roof of the mouth, ear tubes are commonly placed during the procedure to help prevent ear infections.
What is a Face Transplant?
A face transplant is a surgery that replaces part or all of a person’s face. Candidates may include individuals whose faces were severely disfigured due to trauma, cancer or a birth defect and have failed or can’t tolerate any other treatment options. Psychological testing is required to make sure a person is emotionally healthy enough for face transplant surgery. This process can take up to three years.
Surgery to improve the facial deformity caused by facial paralysis. Various methods are utilized with the goal of improving facial symmetry and restoring facial animation. Small weights are frequently placed in the upper eyelid to help prevent eye dryness
Facial Trauma Reconstruction
Correction of facial fractures and/or facial lacerations, commonly suffered during motor vehicle accidents, fights, domestic violence, athletic events, animal bites, etc….Traumatic facial fractures frequently involve the jawbone, cheekbone, the eye socket, or the brow and require realignment of the bone segments and fixation for proper healing. Traumatic facial lacerations can cause scarring, facial nerve damage, salivary duct transection, tear duct injury, or even loss of a body part (ear avulsion).
Various types of surgical techniques are performed as a way to camouflage facial scars.
Surgical correction of a congenital missing ear. An ear is created using a cartilaginous framework fashioned from rib cartilage (stage I), and subsequently refined by creation of an ear lobe (stage II), and creation of a crease behind the new ear (stage III).