Surgical reconstruction of this anatomical area is extremely complex. Head and neck reconstruction usually occurs within the setting of tumor removal, trauma, congenital deformities, burns, or scars from previous surgery. Reconstructive options include scar revision, local tissue flaps, or free tissue transfer from other areas of the body. Multiple procedures may be required to correct the abnormalities. This surgery requires experienced head and neck surgeons, as well as an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon in order to provide the most successful surgical results. Dr. Flores is trained in both head and neck surgery, along with plastic surgery, making him the ideal surgeon to correct head and neck deformities.
REASONS FOR CONSIDERING HEAD AND NECK RECONSTRUCTION:
To remove previous scars or contractures
To conceal scars
To replace bone and soft tissue abnormalities
To restore physical functioning of activities such as blinking, swallowing, breathing, eating, and forming facial expressions.