Facial Harmony Restoration

As our primary means of communicating and expressing emotion, the face holds significant power and influence in our lives. Burns, congenital defects, inflammation, cancer, trauma, infection, and injury can all disrupt facial harmony and cause self-consciousness. We perform strategic facial reconstruction to give clients a new lease on life along with restored function.

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Why Choose The LaVie Institute of Plastic Surgery?

At The LaVie Institute, patients benefit from the expertise, artistry, and skill of four board-certified and Fellowship-trained providers who operate in a safety-oriented, accredited setting. We perform hand and reconstructive procedures at our world-class hospital-based clinic, affiliated with the prestigious Swedish Medical Center. 

Through compassionate, patient-centric care, we exceed expectations for excellence, delivering natural-looking outcomes that provide clients with newfound confidence and wellbeing. We seek to empower patients with the knowledge and education they require in order to take the next steps towards fulfilling their unique aesthetic visions.

What Is Facial Reconstructive Surgery?

Facial reconstructive surgery utilizes advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to rebuild the skin and features after trauma, injury, or illness. The goal is not only to improve function, but to leave the patient with an aesthetically pleasing and personalized outcome. 

Solutions we offer include:

  • Mohs Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Nose Fracture Repair
  • Facial Bone Repair
  • Skin Laceration Repair
  • Treatment for Facial Paralysis
  • Scar Revision
  • Keloid Scar Repair
  • Osteoma Removal

What Can I Expect From My Consultation?

Facial reconstruction is a complex and delicate area of medicine, requiring not only superior technical skill but also the aesthetic artistry to ensure a final result that blends seamlessly with the features and complements the patient’s innate beauty. 

During your consultation, our team of board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons will assess your concerns, perform a detailed physical examination, review your medical history, and discuss your individual goals, practicing deep, active listening. 

From there, we will curate a customized treatment plan to correct irregularities, restore function, and optimize your self-image for enhanced confidence and wellbeing. We will explain the chosen surgical techniques and go over what you can expect in terms of recovery and results.

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Dr. Pulikkottil and his staff are amazing. I was referred to him by another surgeon for reconstruction during cancer surgery. I cannot express how blessed I feel that he was my surgeon. It was comforting to know I was in the hands of someone as confident, intelligent, and experienced as him. He is an expert. He and his staff have been kind and supportive throughout my recovery and have provided excellent follow-up care. I would highly recommend Dr. Pulikkottil and his team.

Linda Gillum

What Happens During Facial Reconstruction?

Each procedure at The LaVie Institute is unique, crafted to address the patient’s specific concerns, whether functional, aesthetic, or both. As part of your treatment plan, our board-certified surgeons may perform the following steps:

  • Create autologous tissue flaps, rearranging local tissue to cover a defect
  • Perform grafting of skin tissue, bone, or cartilage in order to restore natural-looking contours, improve comfort, and enhance function
  • Remove redundant skin folds, pockets of fat, or excess tissue
  • Reshape and reconstruct bones to provide the proper facial scaffolding and support
  • Rearrange or tighten the underlying facial muscle groups
  • Remove scar tissue and revise scar trajectories

Facial Reanimation After Facial Nerve Injury

Facial nerves control various facial movements, including smiling, chewing, and furrowing the brow, among others. These nerves power sensory, motor, and parasympathetic functions allowing patients to feel, taste, and even cry. When the facial nerves sustain damage, there can be a high cost both aesthetically and functionally. Facial reanimation is a type of surgery that helps combat nerve damage or trauma, revitalizing your quality of life. Techniques may include temporalis tendon transfer, fascia lata grafting, the creation of a gracilis free flap, cross-facial nerve grafting, masseteric muscle transfer, and hypoglossal nerve transfer.

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What Is the Recovery From Facial Reconstructive Surgery?

Most reconstructive surgeries come with some degree of swelling, bruising, pain, and bleeding during the initial recovery stage of 1-2 weeks. Sutures can typically be removed within one week, depending on their location. For skin flaps, dressings and bolsters may be utilized to support facial healing.

Our team will provide a detailed aftercare plan and personalized recovery timeline that goes over wound care, bathing, resuming exercise, and returning to work. We will provide prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications to ensure your safety and comfort throughout.

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