Trauma, skin cancer, and surgery are just some of the reasons that people may need facial reconstruction. Dr. Balinger offers facial reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Facial Reconstruction?
Facial reconstruction is a type of plastic surgery that restores the function and aesthetics of the nose, cheeks, ears, eyelids, and other features. Trauma is the most common reason why people need facial reconstruction, but Dr. Balinger also works with patients who benefit from facial reconstruction after certain surgical procedures and skin cancer treatments.
How Much Does Facial Reconstruction Cost?
As part of the consultation, Dr. Balinger develops your treatment plan that serves as the foundation of your cost. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Facial Reconstruction?
Most surgical procedures can be performed by general surgeons, yet little attention is given to the aesthetics of the results. Working with a plastic surgeon ensures that the surgical techniques balance function with aesthetics.
How is Ear Reconstruction Performed?
Ear reconstruction may involve:
- Cartilage and soft tissue grafts
- Removal of excess skin and scar tissue
- Reshaping soft tissue
Ear reconstruction may be performed with local anesthesia if a mild amount of correction is needed. Otherwise, Dr. Balinger uses general anesthesia, so you should be in good health if you are considering ear reconstruction.
How is Nose Reconstruction Performed?
Nose reconstruction typically requires general anesthesia. Dr. Balinger will remove cartilage, use grafts, and reshape the bones inside the nose.
How is Eyelid Reconstruction Performed?
Eyelid reconstruction is most often recommended when a cancer lesion or other growth has been removed from the skin. Dr. Balinger uses the existing skin or skin grafts to repair the eyelid and create a natural shape.
How is Cheek Reconstruction Performed?
Cheek reconstruction may be needed after you suffer fractures or when you have skin cancer removed. For fractures, Dr. Balinger considers the aesthetics of the results, as well as how to set and heal bones. He may use grafts of skin, bone, and cartilage. If the procedure affects the contours of the cheeks, he may use fat injections or dermal fillers to sculpt the shape of the cheeks.
What is Recovery Like After Facial Reconstruction?
Recovery from reconstruction surgery can take several weeks or months. Each case is different, so we will provide specific aftercare and recovery instructions before you can go home after the procedure.
How Long Will Facial Reconstruction Results Last?
The results of your facial reconstruction are permanent. Dr. Balinger will schedule follow-up appointments to evaluate the results and determine if any secondary procedures are needed.
Dr. Christopher Balinger offers facial reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free facial reconstruction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.