At Orlando ENT Specialists, facial plastic surgery is performed by board-certified specialists of head and neck surgery. Every facial procedure is performed with the latest surgical techniques, meticulous attention to detail, and the goal of achieving the best outcome possible.

Reconstruction for skin cancer defects

Skin cancer, to be treated, requires the removal of skin and tissue. No matter how carefully the surgery is performed, a visible scar remains after the cancerous tissues are removed. These scars can be visually improved with a surgical reconstruction procedure. Our skin cancer reconstruction experts can perform a range of treatments for facial scars, with several techniques. The reconstruction surgeries performed by our specialists include:

  • Skin grafts
  • Flap surgery
  • Nose reconstruction surgery
  • Major facial reconstruction
  • Scar revision 
  • Mohs surgery reconstruction
  • Structural grafting 

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common facial surgeries. It is vital that rhinoplasty surgery is performed with precision, meticulous care, and the correct techniques. At Orlando ENT Associates, we focus on achieving the most positive outcome possible.

When a rhinoplasty surgery (nose job) is correctly performed, it takes more than changing the nose shape – the nose structure must be correctly supported, or could be prone to failure in the future, requiring a revision surgery. Our specialists not only perform this surgery with an artistic eye for facial balance, but with the right techniques, for stable, long-term results.

Otoplasty surgery

Cosmetic “ear pinning” surgery, or otoplasty, is performed to alter and improve the shape, size, or position of the ears. The surgery can be performed on children as young as age five, teenagers, or adults. The ears may need correction if any of the following aesthetic or congenital conditions exist:

  • Protruding ears
  • Shell-shaped ears
  • Large ear lobes
  • Drooping ears
  • Constricted ears
  • Ears damaged by trauma

Earlobe surgery

Earlobe surgery is performed to correct several cosmetic conditions, including:

  • Overly stretched earlobes 
  • Larger earlobes that need to be reduced in size
  • Earlobes damaged by gauge earrings
  • Ripped earlobes
  • Malformed earlobes
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What is the otoplasty procedure?

The procedure is customized to match the individual. For an adult, local anesthesia is administered, and children under general anesthesia, for comfort, and to ensure the child does not move. To correct protruding ears, a section of cartilage is surgically removed to allow the ears to lie nicely parallel to the head, and the area sutured. For cases of malformed ears, cartilage may be removed, and a fold created to achieve a natural ear shape. Depending on the extent of the correction needed, the procedure may take one to two hours.

What is the recovery time?

When ear reshaping surgery is complete, the ears are bandaged to keep them protected. The patient can return home following the procedure. To speed healing and avoid putting pressure on the ears, sleeping on the back is necessary.

Initially, the ears react to the surgery by being swollen and red. To keep them in place, a headband is worn at night for several weeks. The stitches are removed after the tissues have healed, which varies person to person. 

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Skin biopsies

A skin biopsy may be needed to diagnose or remove skin tissue. A biopsy can diagnose various types of skin diseases or conditions, such as actinic keratosis, inflammatory conditions, skin cancer, moles, warts, skin tags or other conditions. The specific condition will determine the type of biopsy to be performed:

  • Punch biopsy: This type of biopsy involves taking a round section of tissue with a specialized tool. This type of biopsy may be indicated if it is suspected that the skin condition is affecting the deeper skin tissues.
  • Excisional biopsy: If it is suspected that the skin problem extends to the fat beneath the skin, an excisional biopsy may be performed. The area is closed with sutures after the tissue is removed.
  • Shave biopsy: Superficial skin conditions may be biopsied with a shave biopsy. This type of biopsy does not remove the full skin structure.
  • Saucerization: This biopsy is similar to a shave biopsy, which may be used to remove a mole or other skin flaw by scooping it out, followed by closing the skin with sutures if necessary.
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