How is Reconstruction Performed on the Face?
The surgical plan for reconstructing the face is unique to each patient’s needs. The procedure may involve:
- Skin, bone, and other types of grafts
- Removal of scar tissue
- Eliminating skin and fat
Unless extenuating circumstances arise, the facial plastic surgeon will ensure that you have mobility in your face, and are able to eat, drink, speak and use facial expressions once you heal completely. In some cases, multiple surgeries may be needed to fully restore the facial features. Allowing your body time to heal ensures that any follow-up surgeries are as limited as possible.
Giving your body time to heal after reconstructive surgery is of utmost importance. We schedule routine appointments to monitor your progress and determine how well the surgery restored your facial features. We also ask you how you feel about the results, as we may not understand how the reconstructive process has affected you emotionally and physically.
It is important that you follow the aftercare instructions we provide before you return home. If you experience unexpected symptoms, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics as soon as possible.