Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown perform facial reconstruction for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What Is Facial Reconstruction?
Your face is a vital component of your personality and body image. You can count on the Facial Plastic Surgicenter for facial reconstruction surgery because our highly skilled facial plastic surgeons Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown are committed to providing world-class care to patients who desire facial reconstruction surgery. Depending upon your needs, Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown provide a wide range of treatment options for patients with reconstructive issues that can range from less severe cosmetic or aesthetic issues to more severe facial deformities, any one of which can require simultaneous functional and aesthetic repair. Together, Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have the training and skills necessary to repair and reconstruct those facial features that are absent or deformed. Facial reconstruction procedures they perform include: scar revisions, ear lobe repair, facial fractures and lacerations, skin cancer treatment and Mohs reconstruction.
Benefits Of Facial Reconstruction
Facial reconstruction surgery reconstructs and repairs the cartilage and muscles, as well as the bone structure of the face. Facial reconstruction surgery gives multiple cosmetic and health benefits. Your face defines your personality and body image to others, as well as to yourself when you look in the mirror. When you make a change for the better to your personality and your body image, it changes how you feel about yourself, improving your self-esteem. That’s why among the many benefits from facial reconstruction surgery, which can include improvements from facial trauma and fractures, birth defects and scars or other aesthetic issues of the face, fundamentally facial reconstruction helps to restore confidence and self-esteem.
Who is a Good Candidate For Facial Reconstruction?
Many factors influence the well-proportioned symmetry of the face. Individuals who have suffered from any facial deformities, injuries or abnormalities due to genetic reasons, infectious diseases, accidents or invasive treatments like cancer-related radiotherapy, all can be good candidates for facial reconstruction. Because your face, unlike other parts of your body, is so closely identified with your personality, even issues like earlobe reconstruction or scars revisions are prone to have tremendous self-esteem benefits thanks to Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown’s skills and expertise at facial reconstruction.
Facial reconstruction can be extremely beneficial to people suffering from any number of issues. Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown specialize in the following areas of facial reconstruction:
- Ear Lobe Repair
- Scar Revision
- Skin Cancer Treatment and Mohs Reconstruction
- Facial Lacerations and Fractures
- Microtia Repair
All of these issues can have a significant effect on your self-esteem. Our goal is to help you overcome any of these problems so that you can feel more confident. Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown have significant experience and knowledge in all of these procedures and would love the chance to work with you.
How Are Facial Reconstruction Procedures Performed?
Below you will find a brief overview of the facial reconstruction procedures performed at the offices of Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown.
- Ear Lobe Repair is a procedure that lasts 30-45 minutes with the goal of restoring the natural shape of the earlobes. Common problems include tears through the bottom of the earlobes or keloids from old piercings. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. *After about four to six weeks patients may get their ears pierced again.
- Scar Revision has the goal of reducing the appearance of a wide, raised or highly visible scar. This procedure uses the natural creases in one’s face to make the scar less noticeable. The length of the scar revision procedure varies depending on the patient’s scars.
- Skin Cancer Treatment is used by patients who have numerous unsightly moles and may be genetically predisposed to skin cancer. A skin sample (biopsy) may be taken using microscopic examination and if cancer is detected our doctors will extract it. This procedure varies depending on the size and growth. Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown simply excise and repair the cancer or use a topical anticancer treatment. However, if the skin cancer is found in a specialized area, such as the nose or corner of the eye, then Mohs reconstruction may be required. This is an extremely effective option which also reduces the chances of reoccurrence. The area from which the cancer was extracted will be reconstructed by Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, or Dr. Brown with minimal visible scarring.
- Facial Lacerations and Fractures are repaired at Facial Plastic Surgicenter. This helps recreate the original facial appearance and restore function. The technique used depends on the severity and location of the laceration or fracture.
- Microtia Repair is an area of expertise of Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown, and is used for children who have severe abnormalities of the ear or a complete absence of ears. This reconstructive surgery can improve both the appearance of the ears and the hearing ability. Ear reconstruction is an extremely delicate procedure that produces significant results for children suffering from the birth deformity microtia.
How Much Does Ear Lobe Repair Cost?
The cost of split earlobe repair is $600 for repair of one split earlobe and $900 for repair of two split earlobes. This price includes re-piercing the ears at 6 weeks after earlobe repair. Other types of earlobe repair, such as reconstruction after gauging, can require more complex repair and therefore be more costly.
How Much Does Facial Reconstruction Cost?
The cost of other types of facial reconstruction depends on the specific reconstruction surgery needed and the severity of the patient’s needs. Coverage by insurance companies is possible but dependent on the type of insurance you have. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown to decide the best option for the results you desire. Following your initial consultation, you will meet with our patient coordinator to discuss financing options.
Patients of Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have experienced an improved quality of life after their facial reconstruction surgery. Take a look at the astounding results Baltimore and Washington, D.C. patients have experienced to help you visualize the stunning results you or your child can achieve after facial reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have performed many successful facial reconstructions on their patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your facial reconstruction and discuss all of your options.
*Individual results may vary.
*Timeframe for recovery varies by patient.