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.
"I had a great experience at Tulsa Surgical Arts! Dr. Cuzalina and his wonderful staff treated me so well and made me feel comfortable. I love my BA results and would recommend them to anyone!"- L.H. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I had my surgery in another state and I had a small problem which Dr. Angelo helped me, thank you doctor for your help! (Original) Me realize mi cirugia en otro estado y presente un pequeño problema el cual el doctor Angelo me ayudo ,,,gracias doctor x su ayuda !!"- A.C. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"Extremely happy with my results. I had a lot of surgery done and was really nervous but he did such a great job and everything exactly how I wanted, explained everything with great detail-took really good care of me. The staff is amazing, friendly and helpful, I stayed in the suite and the nurse was super attentive. Could not be happier or have asked for anything more- amazing job all together!!!"- M. / Healthgrades / Mar 17, 2020
"Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are truly amazing! Dr. Cuzalina actually takes the time to sit and talk with you about your options and you leave feeling at ease and excited. He does not rush you and was very kind and reassuring. His nurses are delightful and ease your anxiety with their warm personalities. From the receptionist/patient coordinators to the anesthesiologist, everyone is very kind. Tulsa surgical arts is the place to go! They have given me the confidence I never thought I would have! I cannot thank them enough"- C.F. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I thank the doctor who was kind enough to apologize after a little mishap ... and they gave me back the money I had paid ... thanks (Original) Agradezco al doctor k tuvo la amabilidad de disculparse después de un pequeño percance ... y a demás me devolvieron el dinero k había pagado ... gracias"- S.R. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
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.
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.
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.