Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our facial plastic and reconstructive surgery experts and ear, nose and throat specialists have extensive experience reshaping and restoring function to facial structures, including your ears, nose, mouth, neck and skin — improving function and/or appearance.
Using innovative surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology, our facial plastic surgery team provides the following cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries:
- Cosmetic ear surgery
- Cultural preservation rhinoplasty
- Earlobe surgery
- Eyelid surgery
- Facial implants, including of the chin, cheeks, jaw and midface
- Facial paralysis reconstructive surgery
- Facial trauma reconstructive surgery
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
- Lip enhancements, including lifts, augmentations and reductions
- Liposuction of the area under the chin
- Nasal fractures
- Nasal reconstruction
- Nasal septal perforation
- Nasal turbinate reduction
- Nasal valve collapse
- Neck lift (or platysmaplasty)
- Revision rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty for men, women and teens
- Skin cancer reconstruction
In addition, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are experts in facial paralysis reconstruction surgery.
Facial expressions represent a complex language reflecting internal feelings. When facial nerves are damaged, the face does not portray our emotions accurately. Loss of this important means of communication can have detrimental effects on an individual's well-being.
Facial nerve paralysis is the unfortunate end product of a series of complex disorders. Events and conditions that can lead to facial nerve paralysis include:
- Viral infections – Bell's palsy
- Congenital differences – Moebius syndrome, craniofacial microsomia (a birth defect) and CHARGE syndrome
At Houston Methodist, we offer innovative surgical techniques to restore facial paralysis. The goals of facial paralysis surgery include protecting the eye, preventing drooling and re-establishing facial symmetry both in motion and at rest.
Our surgical approach is customized to the individual patient and takes into consideration the cause and duration of the paralysis, as well as the condition of the facial nerve. The use of advanced surgical techniques carefully tailored to the individual can provide a meaningful recovery for many patients living with facial paralysis.