|Facial Reconstructive Procedures
Facial Paralysis Treatment:
There are a number of methods to improve this condition. Dr. Pryor can discuss the various options available for rehabilitation of the eye and face during your consultation visit and create an individualized plan for recovery. Schedule a consultation today.
Skin Cancer Treatment:
The good news is that skin cancer, if found and removed early enough, has a high rate of successful treatment. Once a cancerous area of skin has been found, its stage of growth and type will be determined. Then, the area will be treated in one of the following ways:
Mohs surgery is one effective way to remove skin cancer and reduce the chances that the cancer will return. In Mohs surgery, the initial cancerous growth itself is first removed. Then layers of tissue are removed and examined under a microscope until all of the cancerous cells are gone. Mohs surgery can leave an unsightly defect or scar, but Dr. Pryor can help to correct this. Because Mohs surgery is often used on the face, Mohs reconstruction can be an effective way of disguising scars and minimizing the damage left behind by the procedure. If you need facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery, Dr. Pryor can help.
Dr. Pryor trained at one of the busiest trauma facilities in the country at the University of California Davis Medial Center in the heart of Sacramento. His ease and comfort level with facial trauma patients is high and his patient's satisfaction with the outcomes are excellent.
Fractures may occur anywhere in the head and neck region and may create severe deformities if left untreated. Fractures in and around the nose, eye, orbital vault, cheek, jaw and the remainder of the facial skeleton may be treated as an outpatient basis. A consultation may be achieved directly or through physician referral to Dr. Pryor.
|Repair of facial cancer defects that have been created using the Mohs technique often utilize healthy adjacent skin flaps or skin grafts. Large facial cancers occasionally need to be repaired using free tissue transfer, ie skin, muscle, and/or bone from a different part of the body brought to fill the facial defect.|
|Cleft lip repair||
Surgical correction of the cleft lip birth deformity. Typically, this procedure is performed around 3-6 months of age, and commonly involves repairing nostril asymmetry (tip rhinoplasty) as well as the lip deformity.
|Cleft palate repair||Surgical correction of the cleft palate birth defect. The procedure is usually perfomed around 9-12 months of age. In addition to repairing the cleft in the roof of the mouth, ear tubes are commonly placed during the procedure to help prevent ear infections.|
|Facial paralysis||Surgery to improve the facial deformity caused by facial paralysis. Various methods are utilized with the goal of improving facial symmetry and restoring facial animation. Small weights are frequently placed in the upper eyelid to help prevent eye dryness.|
|Facial trauma reconstruction||Correction of facial fractures and/or facial lacerations, commonly suffered during motor vehicle accidents, fights, domestic violence, athletic events, animal bites, etc....Traumatic facial fractures frequently involve the jawbone, cheekbone, the eye socket, or the brow and require realignment of the bone segments and fixation for proper healing. Traumatic facial lacerations can cause scarring, facial nerve damage, salivary duct transection, tear duct injury, or even loss of a body part (ear avulsion).|
|Microtia repair||Surgical correction of a congenital missing ear. An ear is created using a cartilaginous framework fashioned from rib cartilage (stage I), and subsequently refined by creation of an ear lobe (stage II), and creation of a crease behind the new ear (stage III).|
|Scar revision||Surgery to camoflauge facial scars. There are multiple options available. Please review the facial scar treatment link to read more.|
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