Plastic surgery options for the face can reconstruct your appearance if you have a facial problem, such as a deviated septum, or if you’ve experienced disfigurement due to cancer or an accident. At SLENT, the expert team of otolaryngology surgeons offers functional, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery to patients living in Slidell, Metairie, Mandeville, and Hammond, Louisiana. If you’re in need of surgery for issues with your ears, nose, throat, or face, call the office or book an appointment online.
Reconstructive surgery provides treatment after you’ve suffered facial trauma or been stricken with cancer of the face, head, or neck. Therapies used for these cancers can sometimes leave disfigurements, but reconstructive plastic surgery restores your look and function.
The doctors also repair cleft lip and cleft palate abnormalities, which are among the most common birth defects affecting children in North America and around the world.
Reconstructive surgery aims to make your appearance as close to normal as possible, so your confidence stays high, and you’re able to return to life and work. This type of plastic surgery may help restore the way you breathe, chew, or swallow. For instance, repairing a deviated septum can help you breathe better.
Plastic surgery for a deviated septum is called septoplasty. It straightens the bone and cartilage that divides the space between your nostrils. When these dividing tissues are crooked, it’s considered “deviated” and makes it harder to breathe. Plus, a deviated septum increases your risk of developing sinus infections because your nose doesn’t drain efficiently.
A septoplasty repositions the dividing connective tissue to the middle of your nose. The doctors at SLENT may remove parts of the cartilage and bone before reapplying it to the proper position. A septoplasty makes it easier for you to breathe and can change the outward appearance of your nose, too, so it’s more aesthetically pleasing
At SLENT, the staff understands that to feel your best, you need to look your best. Cosmetic procedures used to enhance your appearance include:
Minimally invasive procedures to correct facial wrinkles are also available.
Often cosmetic procedures are done for a medical reason, too. For example, you may choose an eye lift to improve the look of your eyes, but the surgery also improves your vision that’s been impeded by the hooded eyelids.
If you’re considering plastic surgery to improve function, revise your look after disease, or boost your appearance, call one of the offices of SLENT or schedule a consultation online.