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Secondary Facial Reconstruction
What Is Secondary Facial Reconstruction?

 

Secondary Facial Reconstruction Chicago

Secondary facial reconstruction is a general category of craniofacial surgery that refers to patients who have already had one or more facial procedures performed and desire (or require) a secondary reconstructive surgery. There may be any number of reasons that a patient would undergo secondary facial reconstruction, including but not limited to:

  • Enhance the results of previous surgeries
  • Improve aesthetic appearance after functional craniofacial surgery
  • Revise the outcome of previous surgeries
Secondary Facial Reconstruction

CANDIDATES OF SECONDARY FACIAL RECONSTRUCTIONS

A patient who has already undergone facial reconstructive surgery – for example, after trauma or a tumor resection – and is unhappy with the outcome may be an ideal candidate for secondary facial reconstruction. Alternatively, a candidate may be a patient who has undergone facial surgery previously but requires multiple procedures in order to fully correct a defect or issue caused by trauma.

It is always of the utmost importance to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with comprehensive experience and expertise before making the decision to undergo secondary facial reconstructive surgery.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CONSULTATION

When you schedule a consultation with the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, you will meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in craniofacial and reconstructive surgery. Your surgeon will perform a full facial evaluation during your consultation and discuss both your aesthetic and functional goals with you. We will review your entire medical history to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for secondary facial reconstruction, and we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

THE PROCESS OF SECONDARY FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION

The way in which secondary reconstructions are performed varies greatly according to each patient’s individual needs and the extent of the corrections to be carried out. Such corrections may include amending facial asymmetries, placing implants (facial implants), repositioning bone (osteotomies, orthognathic surgery), revising soft tissue and muscle (scar revision), or filling in defects with fat (fat grafting).

Recovery from secondary facial reconstruction will also vary according to the necessary corrections. Before undergoing any procedures, your plastic surgeon will review all aspects of the process, including recovery and any potential risks that may be associated with it.

WHAT DOES SECONDARY FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION COST?

Secondary facial reconstruction is a highly personalized procedure, and as such, it is difficult to provide an approximate cost. Be sure to discuss all costs with your plastic surgeon during your consultation. Your medical insurance may cover some or all of the cost associated with secondary facial reconstruction, so contact your provider before undergoing the procedure.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

If you believe you are a candidate for secondary facial reconstruction, please call us at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Our clinic is dedicated to excellent patient care and the safest, most innovative techniques. We will never perform a procedure unless we are certain that it is the best course of treatment for you.

All surgical procedures by the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago are performed at top hospitals in Chicago and CMS or AAAASF-certified surgical centers for safety.

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Check out this interesting rhinoplasty case where I performed a combined primary rhinoplasty and sliding genioplasty. Fixing the crooked or deviated nose is very challenging for all rhinoplasty surgeons and the goal is to achieve a straighter nose because a perfectly straight nose does not exist. On the frontal view, you can see a nose that is midline and with beautiful dorsal aesthetic lines. On the profile view, you can visual a nice nasal profile with a slight break at the tip. The sliding genioplasty complements the nose and improves the overall proportions and balance of the face. A chin implant would not be able to achieve this amount of chin augmentation or chin length. Posted with permission.

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It’s never too early to starting thinking about that summer body. This patient underwent a mommy makeover or a breast reduction/lift and tummy tuck. Pay close attention to the belly button, this patient had an umbilical hernia, which made the reconstruction of her belly button even harder. Most plastic surgeons take their time trying to make the belly button look as natural as possible since the appearance of the belly button can be an obvious sign that the patient had a tummy tuck. Posted with permission.

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A facial feminization case that highlights how subtle changes can have a major impact on the balance and proportions of the face. Do the post-operative images appear softer, less angular, more refined, and more heart-shaped rather than square-shaped? Can you tell what surgeries were performed? Hint: look closely at the forehead/orbital rims, nose, chin, jawline, and neck. Posted with permission.

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Post-operative results on a patient in her 50’s who wanted improvement in the contour of her neck and jawline. She felt like her neck showed her age and she wanted to appear as she did in her late 30’s. The patient underwent a lower facelift and neck lift. In the post-operative photos, you can see a nice and natural neck contour and improvement in the jawline (jowls were treated). Pay attention to the volume redistribution, now her volume is in a more youthful position at the level of the cheek bones. Her appearance changed from sad and tired to looking as though she is ready to take on the world. Posted with permission.

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6 month follow-up on a patient who underwent a breast reduction and lift for neck and back pain. For this surgery, we reduce the size of the breast and lift the breast and nipple to a more aesthetic position on the chest. These surgeries are some of the most rewarding surgeries plastic surgeons perform due to the impact they have on neck/back pain and improvement in mobility, exercise, and activities of daily living. The scars continue to fade with time and by 1 year, they blend in with the surrounding skin color. Posted with permission.

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Early follow-up (3 months) on a patient with thicker skin, who underwent a primary rhinoplasty. The patient’s goals were to reduce the dorsal hump, refine and lift the tip, but not change her nose significantly. In the post-operative photos you can see a natural result with improvement in the dorsal profile and tip aesthetics. Over the next 8-12 months, the tip will continue to improve in terms of swelling, refinement, and detail. Posted with permission.

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A combined primary rhinoplasty and otoplasty or ear pinning. For the rhinoplasty, the goals of the surgery were to improve the deviation, remove the dorsal hump, and refine the tip. The patient had deviation to the right which was straightened. The dorsal hump was removed to create a nice profile. For the tip, the tip was de-projected, de-rotated and refined. In other words, the tip was brought back closer to the face, rotated downwards, and it was made smaller. Happy for this patient and the improvements we were able to achieve for her. Posted with permission.

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This young patient wanted to feel more confident about the appearance of her ears and to be able to wear her hair up without feeling self-conscious about the asymmetries of her ears. The patient underwent a unilateral otoplasty of the left ear. The patient now proudly wears her hair up and is living her best life. Posted with permission.

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