What is Facial
Reconstruction Surgery?

Facial reconstruction refers to a complex surgery to provide motion or “animation” to the face of an NJ patient who has suffered facial paralysis.

Facial reconstruction and restoration surgery can achieve “reanimation” after just one highly specialized operation, or may require procedures to be staged. Utilizing microsurgical techniques, a muscle from the inner thigh is transplanted to the affected side of the face, reconnecting nerves and blood vessels. Dr. Monica Tadros specializes in facial reconstruction surgery for her patients in NYC & NJ.

Dr. Tadros in the Center for Face Plastic Surgery accepts most POS and PPO insurance in NYC & NJ for any medical issues as an out of network provider. Please contact us today or call NYC: (201) 408-5430 or NJ: (201) 408-5430.

Facial Reconstruction In Depth

How does Facial Reconstruction Surgery work?

Facial reconstruction surgery is the use of surgery to restore the form and function of the face after trauma. Although there are conditions where facial paralysis has resolved over time, and normal form and function of facial features progressively restore themselves, therapy or surgical treatment is often needed to reanimate the face.

Facial paralysis restoration surgery primarily seeks to restore symmetry to the smile. Associated procedures can also be performed to establish eyelid closure and to fill areas were affected muscle atrophy has occurred. In facial restoration surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Tadros will attempt to rebalance the smile by restoring function in the paralyzed area. In cases of partial or complete paralysis, functioning muscles may be moved into those regions with the goal of restoring balance and form.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for facial reconstruction surgery in NYC & NJ include those who are experiencing loss or alteration of voluntary movement and/or noticeable changes in one side of facial areas including:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Eyelids
  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead

Facial Reconstruction Benefits

Some of the facial reconstruction procedure benefits for NJ patients are:

  • Facial expression that matches more closely from side to side
  • Fewer problems with dry eyes or extra tears because their eyelids can close tightly
  • Better ability to eat
  • Better ability to speak clearly
  • Better ability to smile, express their feelings through their face and interact with others

About Dr. Monica Tadros

Dr. Tadros is a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator.

She is one of a small number of surgeons to attain dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has combined the two specialties in her unique practice of aesthetic medicine.

The best-rated facial reconstruction surgeon in NJ Dr. Tadros has received numerous awards and accolades for her forward thinking, teaching and innovations in Aesthetic Facial Surgery.


Interested in learning more about facial reconstruction surgery in NYC & NJ? Please contact Dr. Tadros at NYC: (201) 408-5430 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Tadros believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Tadros is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs for your facial reconstruction surgery.