The goal of reconstructive facial surgery is restoration of the normal facial appearance. Facial trauma, major accidents, burns, or resection of a malignant tumor can all cause a significant damage to the facial tissue and adversely affect facial aesthetics. With reconstructive facial plastic surgery at his Manhattan, NYC practice, Dr. Konstantin can restore normal facial shape and repair facial skin defects.
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Surgical reconstruction begins with a careful assessment of the tissue damage and formulation of the optimal repair strategy. Dr. Konstantin carefully plans all facial repairs to hide incisions and scars in natural skin creases or other areas of the face where they would be least noticeable. He uses a variety of customizable techniques, including:
Microvascular free flap reconstruction: If the damage to the facial tissue is significant, Dr. Konstantin can move tissue from another part of the body to the face to fill in the defect. The blood vessels of the transferred tissue are attached to the blood vessels of the face, thus providing blood supply and ensuring repair viability.
Local skin flap reconstruction: If the facial tissue defect is less significant in size, Dr. Konstantin can repair it using adjacent facial skin. The tissue bordering the defect is partially excised, freed from its attachments and moved to a new location by turning and slightly stretching it.
Scar removal or revision: A facial scar could result from trauma or prior surgery. If the scar appears noticeable, causes limitation of facial movement, or distorts the normal contour of the face, Dr. Konstantin can repair it using surgical scar revision. He repositions all the incisions used to excise the scar to areas where are better camouflaged or hidden within normal facial creases or wrinkles, thus improving the cosmetic appearance of the face.
Dr. Konstantin personalizes each reconstruction procedure to your precise needs to restore your face's form and function.
Dr. Konstantin is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in artful treatment of the aging face, eyelids, and neck. He performs more than 1,000 facial cosmetic procedures annually, making him one of the busiest facial plastic surgeons in Manhattan.