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Facial Reconstructive Procedures

A facial reconstructive procedure may be performed to restore the natural shape and shutterstock 94196869 300x300 - Facial Reconstructive Proceduresappearance of the face.

Reliable double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides facial cosmetic surgery and reconstructive procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations in this region of the southwest.

Cancer Reconstruction

The Mohs technique commonly creates facial cancer defects. The repair of these defects usually involves the use of skin grafts or healthy adjacent skin flaps. Sometimes large cancers on the face may be repaired with free tissue transfer. This involves using muscle, skin, and/or bone from another body part to correct the facial defect.

Cleft Lip Repair

This procedure refers to the surgical treatment of the cleft lip birth deformity. This surgery is typically undertaken at three to six months of age. It seeks to repair nostril asymmetry (tip rhinoplasty) and the lip deformity.

Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft palate repair is the surgical correction of the cleft palate birth defect. This surgery is typically carried out at nine to 12 months of age. In this surgery, the surgeon repairs the cleft in the mouth’s roof and usually places ear tubes as well to prevent ear infections.

Facial Paralysis

This procedure helps treat facial deformity due to facial paralysis. Multiple techniques are employed to improve the symmetry of the face and restore facial movement. The surgeon usually places small weights in the upper eyelid to prevent the eyes from getting dry.

Facial Trauma Reconstruction

This surgery corrects facial fractures and/or facial lacerations. The patient may suffer these injuries under various circumstances such as motor accidents, domestic violence, fights, sports events, and animal bites among others. These fractures usually impact the cheekbone, jawbone, eye socket, or eyebrow.

The surgery involves realigning the bone segments and fixing these fragments for proper healing. Traumatic lacerations to the face can lead to facial nerve damage, tear duct injury, scarring, salivary duct transection, or ear avulsion (loss of a body part).

Microtia Repair

This procedure refers to the surgical correction of a congenital missing ear. The surgeon creates an ear using the cartilaginous framework sourced from rib cartilage in stage I. Then in stage II, the surgeon refines the framework by creating an earlobe. Subsequently, in stage III, the surgeon creates a crease behind the new ear.

Face Transplant

A face transplant is a procedure that replaces a portion or the entirety of an individual’s face. This procedure may be suitable for people who have sustained severe facial disfigurement due to injury, cancer or a birth deformity.

Other treatment options for such patients may have been ineffective. This procedure involves psychological testing to ensure that the person has the right mindset to receive a face transplant. The time taken for this procedure can be up to three years.

The initial step in this procedure is to source healthy and appropriate tissue from a donor. After that, the facial transplant candidate is prepped for the procedure. This prepping includes the removal of injured or dead tissue. During the procedure, the surgeon must connect the new tissue and restore the flow of blood to the “new” facial structure.


Kind facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and cities in this part of The Golden State

.For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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