As the title implies, this is an area that really incorporates two specialties, the first being that of facial reconstruction, the second being that of cosmetic surgery.  Dr. Hurbis has extensive experience in facial reconstruction.  This involves areas where surgery is required because of a prior injury or perhaps to fix a defect caused by removal of a skin cancer.  Plastic surgery is specifically for those that are seeking to improve their appearance.  With maturity come certain changes that not all of us may like to see.  At South Cost Ear, Nose and Throat, we offer a number of procedures to help improve your appearance.  Our goal is to achieve a natural appearance, helping you to look how you once looked.  In some cases, such as in Rhinoplasty or implant surgery, a deviation from your looks is actually desired.

Facial Plastic Surgery:

Facial expressions allow us to interact and communicate with each other. Our appearance also has an impact on how others perceive us, so many people try to always put their “best face forward.”

Some individuals would like to improve certain aspects about their face. Others are born with facial abnormalities such as a cleft lip, a birthmark, or other birth defects and desire correction. Many of us notice the effects of aging, sun damage, or previous facial trauma on the face. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be corrected through procedures performed by a surgeon.

Why consider facial plastic surgery?

Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery performed to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. An otolaryngologist surgeon is well trained to address all of these problems.

What kinds of problems are treated?

The following are examples of procedures:

Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty— Surgery of the external and internal nose in which cartilage and bone are restructured and reshaped to improve the appearance and function of the nose.

Blepharoplasty— Surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids to improve the function and/or look of the eyes.
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Rhytidectomy— Surgery of the skin of the face and neck to tighten the skin and remove excess wrinkles.

Browlift— Surgery to improve forehead wrinkles and droopy eyebrows.

Liposuction— Surgery to remove excess fat under the chin or in the neck.

Facial implants —Surgery to make certain structures of the face (cheek, lips, chin) more prominent and well defined.

Otoplasty— Surgery to reshape the cartilage of the ears so they protrude less.

Skin surface procedures —Surgery using lasers, chemical peels, or derma-abrasion to improve the smoothness of the skin.

Facial reconstruction —Surgery to reconstruct defects in facial skin as a result of prior surgery, injury, or disease. This includes reconstruction of defects resulting from cancer surgery, scar revision, repair of lacerations to the face from prior trauma, removal of birth marks, and correction of congenital abnormalities of the skull, palate, or lips.

Non-surgical procedures —Techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and injectables. Injectables are medications that can be placed under the skin to improve the appearance of the face, such as Botox™,Cosmetic, Restylane™, Juvederm™, Radiesse™, and other fillers.

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