There are two types of plastic surgery - reconstructive surgery and
cosmetic surgery. The Washington University Facial Plastic
Surgery Center specializes in both types of surgery for the face, head
of the head and neck is used to correct the physical results of
disease, birth defects, a trauma injury, illness or a congenital
disorder by restoring or improving a deficiency or abnormality in a
physical function. Facial reconstructive surgeries include the following corrective
- Facial Implant Surgery - Chin, jaw and cheek implants can correct poor facial definition and create a more harmonious balance to your face and features.
- Facial Trauma Reconstructive Surgery - Soft tissue and boney structures can be compromised through a birth defect or a traumatic injury from a sports injury, an automobile accident or a work-related incident.
- Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer Reconstruction - Tissue loss and scarring can result from Mohs cancer surgery. By using new techniques, including skin grafting and complex facial flaps, our facial plastic surgeons provide the skill and expertise to preserve functionality and restore a patient’s natural appearance.
- Scar Revision and Camouflage Surgery - Some facial scars can be unattractive, while others interfer with facial expressions. Various types of scarring require knowledge of a variety of surgical techniques that will provide the best results for your particular situation.
Cosmetic surgery corrects or restores the aesthetic form and function.
Its goal is to improve the patient's overall appearance and
self-esteem. As head and neck facial plastic surgery experts, Dr. Branham and Dr. Chi concentrate on surgery for the anatomy of the face
and neck. Included under the category of cosmetic surgery are 'just for men
', eyelid surgery
, facelift surgery
, forehead and brow lift surgery
, mini facelift surgery
, neck lift
, and rhinoplasty or nose surgery
Cosmetic enhancements that include cosmetic dermal
fillers for wrinkles, Botox® injection therapy, facial peels,
dermabrasion, lip augmentation, laser resurfacing, Latisse™ eyelash
thickener, spa type services, and skin care products can be found under
the category of Aesthetic Skin Care