Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Reconstructive Surgery
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 and neck.

Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery 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 surgeries:
  • 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
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, liposuction, otoplasty, 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.
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