Our ENT surgeons at MedStar Washington Hospital Center are fellowship-trained in performing facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries ranging from simple concerns about appearance to complex defects from illness or injury. Using the latest technologies and procedures, our physicians work hand-in-hand with general plastic and oral surgeons to maximize and restore the form and function of the face, head, and neck.
Some of those procedures may include:
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose to correct birth defects or to relieve breathing difficulties. Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” may also be used to alter the shape and appearance of the nose. ENT surgeons perform functional rhinoplasties to correct physical defects within the nose that impede breathing or other functions.
Sometimes, patients may suffer facial nerve paralysis due to disease or trauma. ENT surgeons can perform surgeries known as facial reanimation. In these surgeries, nerves may be transplanted from other parts of the body to restore feeling and full range of motion to the face. Physical therapy is recommended after these surgeries, so patients can relearn how to use these nerves. Other surgeries can be performed to move tissue and provide a more natural appearance of the face if there is a permanent loss of facial function.
Patients who suffer trauma to the face are always worried about how they will look after surgery. ENT surgeons are specially trained to restore cosmetic appearance, as well as the function of all organs in the face and neck. Working with plastic, neuro and oral surgeons your doctor will examine you carefully and provide you with different surgical options for treatment.