Many people suffer with facial asymmetry and other facial deformities. These imperfections, even when small, can interfere with one’s confidence and self-esteem. While some people have these facial issues from birth, others acquire them from diverse causes including surgery and trauma. Regardless of the cause, there is hope. Facial reconstructive surgery performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Joseph Russell can give you the attractive, symmetrical, and harmonious facial appearance that you desire. What Is Facial Reconstructive Surgery? Facial reconstructive surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures whose goals are to restore symmetrical facial features.
Facial disfigurement from injury can occur in a fraction of a second and cause life-long emotional, as well as physical, scarring. While early cleansing and meticulous closure in the emergency room is important, permanent scarring may be unsightly and cause distortion of facial features. At the time of your initial consultation, an assessment is made of the thickness, texture and color of the deforming scars and the best option for scar removal. A computerized facial analysis detects distortions of facial features. A complete examination by Dr. Russell focuses on functional abnormalities (e.g., facial weakness, disfunction of chewing or smiling, corneal).