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Beauty is a dynamic thing, a combination of our genes, the events of our lives, and our inner selves. It’s not just a youthful look: some of the most beautiful faces are those of the elderly. Sometimes physical damage affects our bodies and how we present ourselves to the world, requiring reconstructive help from a skilled head and neck surgeon. The best results look good on the outside, and also show how we feel inside.
Ensure that Your Post-Reconstruction Face Can Express Your Thoughts and Feelings Effectively
We know that a smile arises from deep within and blossoms on your face. In fact, smiles go both ways, sending neural signals that make us feel better as we smile. We choose when to present our smile, and our face responds. Whether it’s a reconstructed smile after an accident or restored facial features after cancer surgery, we want you to know you can still smile. The expertise of your head and neck surgeon is an important factor. Even a little Botox can help too, carefully applied to support your natural beauty.
Aesthetics and Function Work Together to Present Yourself to the World
Aesthetics are only part of creating a positive appearance. It’s important to understand how the facial muscles work and how they express your feelings in order to make changes that aren’t static, which give people a feeling of our authentic selves. It’s not just a matter of those cute cheeks and pretty eyes: the zygomaticus major muscle and how we work it sends all sorts of messages from happiness and friendship to disappointment and concern.
A Bit More Facial Anatomy and Why Expert Surgical Care Matters
Working along with the zygomaticus major is of course the zygomaticus minor, pulling the orbicularis oris up to convey all those subtle messages from a toothy smile to a grimace, enlisting the help of the levator superioris. And making all this happen, leading back from your face to your brain, are the various branches of your facial nerve. The bottom line: whether you’re getting a few adjustments via Botox injections or restoring your smile after tragedy strikes, you want the work to be done by an expert in facial anatomy. Dr. Eftekhari, a highly trained and experienced head and neck surgeon, is a great choice for careful, skilled work on your facial anatomy.
Supporting Structures Add Balance to Your Face
Bones, muscle, cartilage, and skin combine together to create the contours of your face. While your muscles and skin allow you to make facial expressions, the remaining elements support the soft tissue to create the face that your family and friends have come to know and love. If you’ve been injured or otherwise require reconstruction, it’s important to make sure that your appearance is minimally affected.
Reconstruction Can Affect Your Voice as Well
From the vocal cords in the neck to the shape of your oral cavity, your unique voice is a result of the influence of many areas that your head and neck surgeon in Plano, TX works on. If you require surgery in these areas, he’ll keep in mind the importance of your head structures and larynx in your life, from whispering to your loved one to singing holiday songs.
Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery to Support Your Cancer Recovery
In some cases, cancerous tumor removal can require a significant amount of restoration to recover facial function and appearance. One technique our expert head and neck surgeon can employ for restoring removed tissue is microvascular reconstructive surgery. This advanced technique for rehabilitation after the removal of head and neck tumors repurposes bone, tissue, blood vessels, and employs skin and muscle from other parts of the patient’s body. Careful suturing of new blood vessels using a microscope allows tissue to integrate properly with the wound area.
Careful Removal of Skin Cancer and Followup Restoration
Skin cancer excision requires care to remove as much material as possible and prevent a recurrence while minimizing cosmetic damage and providing a solid foundation for cosmetic restoration. In some cases, cancers occur on facial structures or even involve them, requiring expert care from a skilled head and neck surgeon to ensure that a quality restoration is feasible.
Aesthetic Care of the Nose and Related Structures
As the focal point of the face, the nose’s shape receives a lot of attention. It’s also important for respiration and disease prevention using its mucous membranes. Aesthetic care for the nose involves modifying its shape while maintaining or even improving its existing functions, as concerns such as a deviated septum can be corrected at the same time.
Dental Structures that Backup Your Smile
The jaw and dental structures are complex and work hard when you are talking, eating, and even playing a wind instrument or singing. They also support your smile, providing support and symmetry to your lips and facial muscles. As a head and neck surgeon with oral and maxillofacial training as well, Dr. Eftekhari can perform surgery for broken jaws, dental damage, or broader functional damage in the oral cavity, along with any necessary work to restore adjacent facial features and function.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Thyroid cancer and other diseases that require neck surgery need careful follow-up to ensure that neck muscles and skin remain supple and have minimal scarring. Our head and neck surgeon provides careful, expert surgery for these areas that prioritizes both physical health and future appearance.
Major Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
In some cases, head and neck structures and facial anatomy require major construction by a skilled head and neck surgeon. The end result still focuses on restoring your unique identity.
Dr. Eftekhari has both MD and DMD degrees reflecting comprehensive training in head and neck anatomy and function. In Plano, TX he performs reconstruction of the face, head, neck, mouth, and oral cavity for patients recovering from automobile accidents and other injuries, as well as significant cancer growths. Connect with him and NextGen OMS at 817-349-9122.