Division of Facial/Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides care for patients requiring facial reconstructive surgery or seeking facial cosmetic surgery. A wide variety of facial deformities are treated resulting from infectious disease, cutaneous neoplasms and congenital anomalies.

There is considerable collaboration between skull base surgery and maxillofacial trauma faculty of the division and faculty of the Mohs Surgical Cutaneous Unit of the Department of Dermatology. A large number of patients treated for cutaneous malignancies by the Dermatology Department are referred to the division for reconstruction following Mohs Surgery.

A major emphasis of the Division is to provide training to house officers and fellows in cosmetic, cutaneous oncologic, and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck with an emphasis on cosmetic surgery, through ourCenter for Facial Cosmetic Surgery. House officers are trained in facelifts, blepharoplasties, otoplasties, rhinoplasties, scar revisions and dermabrasion.

In addition, house officers will gain experience in reconstructive surgery including the use of local and regional flaps, facial skeletal reconstruction and augmentation, and facial soft tissue and skeletal repair following acute trauma. Clinical and basic science research opportunities are available if desired.