Head / Neck Reconstruction
There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Head and Neck trauma that includes facial deformity from lacerations, scarring, broken facial bones around the eyes, nose and skull that includes fractures of the jaw as well.
Our group performs Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction that includes a multitude of options that includes microsurgical construction of the head and neck. Please contact us to schedule a consultation if you are interested in receiving more information on this particular procedure.
Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.
There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) — a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement — may be covered by insurance if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision.
For more information on plastic surgery and the procedures we offer, please schedule a consultation and visit our practice.
Be sure to ask questions: It’s very important to address any concerns you have with our experienced staff. All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Contact us to schedule a consultation and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.