Reconstructive Surgery Before & Afters

Plastic surgery as a discipline encompasses both cosmetic surgery (to aesthetically improve something you dislike) and reconstructive surgery (to repair something that is injured or disfigured).

My practice encompasses the full breadth of complex reconstructive procedures of the face, breasts, body, and hands. Not only is reconstructive surgery a personal passion of mine, but I find it incredibly rewarding to help people during these much needed and often quite vulnerable moments.

Reconstructive surgery includes:

  • surgical repair of facial lacerations or cuts
  • surgical repair of animal bites, including dog and cat maulings
  • breast cancer reconstruction (after mastectomy or lumpectomy)
  • complex reconstructive surgery of the body, hands, and face after cancer or injury
  • surgical repair of facial fractures
    • broken noses or nasal fractures
    • broken jaws or mandible fractures
    • broken eye sockets or orbital fractures
    • broken cheekbones or zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures

A small sampling of recent reconstructive procedures photos is included below. Photos depict results within several weeks of the initial injury. I advise all patients to wait 6-12 months to allow full healing and scar remodelling. In nearly all cases, the result after 1 year will be nearly scarless in appearance.

 23 year old model who was attacked by a dog that bit off a portion of her nose. Before and 2 weeks after plastic surgical repair.

23 year old model who was attacked by a dog that bit off a portion of her nose. Before and 2 weeks after plastic surgical repair.

 Young female college student who sustained a deep chin injury while on a tropical vacation abroad and had temporizing stitches placed prior to return to the United States. Before and 2 weeks after secondary surgical repair of chin laceration.

Young female college student who sustained a deep chin injury while on a tropical vacation abroad and had temporizing stitches placed prior to return to the United States. Before and 2 weeks after secondary surgical repair of chin laceration.

 Older male with extensive injuries to the forehead after falling on a subway grate, with his skull exposed in the base of the wound. Before and 2 weeks after surgical repair.

Older male with extensive injuries to the forehead after falling on a subway grate, with his skull exposed in the base of the wound. Before and 2 weeks after surgical repair.

 Grade school aged boy with accidental amputation of fingertip. Before and 3 weeks after surgical reattachment of severed fingertip.

Grade school aged boy with accidental amputation of fingertip. Before and 3 weeks after surgical reattachment of severed fingertip.

 Male law student with extensive fractures of the eye and cheek (orbital floor and zygomaticomaxillary complex). Before and 4 weeks after surgical repair.

Male law student with extensive fractures of the eye and cheek (orbital floor and zygomaticomaxillary complex). Before and 4 weeks after surgical repair.

 Elderly female  with extensive fractures of the eye and cheek (orbital floor and zygomaticomaxillary complex). Before and 2 weeks after surgical repair.

Elderly female with extensive fractures of the eye and cheek (orbital floor and zygomaticomaxillary complex). Before and 2 weeks after surgical repair.

 Middle aged male with large, deep chin laceration after sports injury. Before and 1 week after surgical repair.

Middle aged male with large, deep chin laceration after sports injury. Before and 1 week after surgical repair.