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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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This is a great case highlighting how we manage a crooked nose after a previous septoplasty. In this case the dorsal hump was removed, the nose straightened by structuring the nose with rib cartilage, and the tip was lifted, rotated and refined. Beautiful and natural 6 month result for this patient. Posted with permission.

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Beautiful breast augmentation result for this patient. In this case we used a 350 cc gel implant, and placed the implant through a periareolar approach and in a submuscular plane. The patient is 5’4” and 125 lbs and went from a B cup to a full C/small D cup. Posted with permission.

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This is a great case to highlight the complexities associated with creating an aesthetic tip and how small changes can yield significant aesthetic improvement. In this case, the patient had a droopy tip, hanging columella, and too much nostril show. In the post-operative views you can visualize a tip that is lifted, more projected, and the presence of a more aesthetic alar-columellar relationship. Happy for this patient and her beautiful and natural result. Posted with permission.

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Proud of our research team for getting this published. In this article, we developed a unique risk assessment tool to predict major complications in facial aesthetic surgery. Thank you to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for publishing our work.

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The hardest type of rhinoplasties for plastic surgeons to perform are cleft rhinoplasties. A major reason is that the anatomy of the nose and midface are asymmetric, therefore, you have an asymmetric nose sitting on top of an asymmetric midface. In this case, I used rib cartilage to rebuild the cartilage of the nose and fat transfer to improve asymmetries of the midface and lips. In the post-operative frontal views, you can see a straighter nose, the tip has been lifted, and the right nostril has been brought down and inwards. On profile view, you can see the dorsal hump was lowered, the tip of the nose has been lifted, rotated, and refined. The fat was placed in the cheeks and upper lip to improve the midface deficiency that is common in cleft lip patients. Posted with permission.

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Plastic surgery can be dramatic or understated. This is a before and after with subtle changes to improve the proportions and aesthetics of the nose in a natural way. This patient wanted only small changes of the dorsum and tip. In the post-operative photos, you can visualize the dorsal hump has been removed and the tip has been refined, slightly rotated and projected. Posted with permission.

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Couldn’t be happier for this beautiful patient and her natural before and after results. This patient is 3 months out from a deep plane or sub-SMAS facelift, neck lift, and facial fat transfer. Pay close attention to the neck, jawline, and midface or cheeks. In the post-operative views you can see a well-defined neck and jawline. The face appears less bottom heavy, there is restoration of the midface volume, and the overall facial configuration is more heart-shaped and youthful. Posted with permission.

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It’s been a minute but this is a great before and after of a facial feminization case and this patient is only 6 weeks out from surgery. Pay close attention to the hairline, the forehead, orbital rims, eyebrows, nose, chin and jawline. Does this patient look like they had major surgery 6 weeks ago? Posted with permission.

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