Facial Reconstruction Surgery in Tulsa, OK

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What is Facial Reconstruction?

If you suffer from a facial deformity, it can make you feel self-conscious or cause emotional trauma. Facial reconstructive surgery treats the damage and restores the face to a normal appearance, which can help improve your confidence. Depending on your condition, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina performs jaw surgery or inserts custom implants to help you attain your cosmetic goals and feel more comfortable. Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cuzalina helps patients who have experienced facial abnormalities due to a birth defect, bad burn, accident, cancer, or other reasons. With compassion and the utmost care, Dr. Cuzalina will develop a custom treatment plan that addresses your concerns. We encourage you to call to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Are The Benefits Of Facial Reconstruction Surgery?

Facial reconstruction surgery in Tulsa, OK at Tulsa Surgical Arts offers both aesthetic and functional benefits to help reimagine your look, including:

  • Surgical plans are personalized for your unique needs
  • Addresses facial deformities and birth defects
  • Addresses damage caused by an accident or injury
  • Reduces the appearance of scars
  • Helps restore a more natural facial appearance
  • Improves facial harmony and balance
  • Improves function
  • Boosts confidence and self-image

Is Facial Reconstruction For You?

Facial reconstruction can help patients who have a birth defect, scars, or noticeable skin blemishes. It may also treat damage created by an accident or changes caused by tumor removal during cancer treatment. Providing dramatic results, facial reconstruction can balance your facial features, treat broken bones, or add structure. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will assess your condition, listen to your medical history, and determine if the surgery is right for you. If so, a personalized treatment plan is created for all his patients so they can attain their desired cosmetic goals.

Surgical Technique

Depending on the type of injury and the kind of tissue, Dr. Cuzalina will use specific techniques for your facial reconstruction procedure. Many injuries that involve the skin and soft tissues usually require scar revision treatments, which helps conceal the appearance. More complex trauma may involve bony reconstruction or a combination of bony and soft tissue reconstruction. Often, reconstructive surgery requires multiple operations to achieve the desired goal for both function and appearance.

What to Expect

After your surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising. Generally, it takes about 5 – 7 days for the swelling to subside and about 10 – 14 days for the bruising to go away. If you plan on traveling to Tulsa Surgical Arts or you would like extra care following the surgery, Dr. Cuzalina offers an overnight guest suite. To reduce your stress, we can help you manage your bandages, walk you to the restroom, and help you take your first steps after the surgery. For patients who would like to return home, they will need a responsible adult to drive them and provide care during the first 24 hours. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing. Usually, these instructions include sleeping upright, avoiding strenuous activities, and caring for incisions or swelling.

Facial Reconstruction Surgery FAQs

What conditions can facial reconstruction surgery address?
Facial reconstruction surgery can be a great solution for addressing a number of issues. Most commonly, individuals with congenital (birth) defects pursue this operation at Tulsa Surgical Arts. Other conditions that may warrant an interest in this surgery include accidents/trauma to the face, facial burns, disfiguration from cancer or MOHS surgery, and other side effects from disease.

Will I have scars from my surgery?
Dr. Cuzalina is skilled at strategically making incisions in discrete areas of the face. The majority of these incisions, with proper scare care after the procedure, are next to invisible to others' eyes. Our team will go over an appropriate scar care regimen with you so that your incisions heal as flat and softly as possible.

How painful is facial reconstruction surgery?
During your procedure, you will be under full anesthetic. In the days and weeks following the surgery, you may experience some swelling and tightness in your face. Discuss pain management with your treatment team to ensure the smoothest recovery possible.

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Feel More Confident

Top cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cuzalina is uniquely qualified and skilled in facial reconstructive surgery. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we provide expert and precise techniques that can help treat facial damage. If you have a birth defect, an injury, or a large scar, facial reconstruction can help you attain your desired cosmetic results. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will discuss the surgery required for your injury and develop a personalized treatment plan. Please call our office in Tulsa, OK to learn more and schedule an appointment.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.