Some people need reconstructive surgery to repair facial damage or birth abnormalities, while others wish to enhance their appearance. Double board-certified Shivan Amin, MD, at Midtown ENT in Atlanta, Georgia, helps both. He specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cosmetic and functional procedures. Call Midtown ENT today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about benefiting from Dr. Amin’s expertise.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery changes your appearance for cosmetic reasons or restores facial form and function.
Many people choose plastic surgery to improve their face shape, shorten their nose, or reverse signs of aging. Reconstructive surgery recreates features absent at birth or lost following an injury or illness. Common problems include:
These problems can affect parts of the face like the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, cheeks, scalp, and neck. Reconstructive surgery restores appearance and function, improving your self-esteem and confidence. Modern reconstructive surgery is so advanced that Dr. Amin can even recreate an entire ear or nose.
Standard facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries include:
Rhinoplasty (a nose job) can be cosmetic or reconstructive. Cosmetic rhinoplasty enhances the appearance and balance of your nose. Functional rhinoplasty improves how your nose works. For example, septoplasty corrects a deviated septum (misaligned cartilage between your nostrils), enabling you to breathe more easily.
Otoplasty (ear surgery) corrects large, misshapen, or protruding ears.
Chin surgery might involve augmentation (building up a weak chin) or reduction (decreasing the size of a prominent chin). Dr. Amin might perform chin surgery with rhinoplasty to ensure that your nose and chin are proportionate.
A brow lift tightens loose forehead skin, removing creases and lifting sagging brows.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is beneficial if you have drooping upper or lower eyelids, puffy areas, or under-eye bags.
A cleft lip is a notch in a baby’s upper lip caused by the tissues not fusing as they should in the womb. The split can extend from the lip into the nose. A cleft palate is when there’s a gap in the roof of the mouth. Dr. Amin joins the separated tissues to correct these abnormalities.
Cosmetic procedures might remove or reshape bone and cartilage. Facelifts tighten and reposition the skin to make it smoother.
Reconstruction often involves cartilage grafts and forehead skin flaps to recreate missing features. Cartilage can come from your septum or the concha (part of your external ear). Dr. Amin can also combine reconstructive procedures with cosmetic surgery.
Call Midtown ENT today or book an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.