Facial reconstruction surgery can be a life-changing procedure for people with facial disfigurement. There are many different types of facial reconstruction surgery, each designed to correct a specific problem. Take a look at some of the most common facial reconstruction procedures.

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cleft lip and palate are congenital disabilities that cause gaps in the upper lip and roof of the mouth. This repair surgery is often done soon after birth, but it can also be performed later in life.

Depending on the severity of the cleft, the surgery can involve different techniques. For example, a small cleft may only require a simple closure, while a more severe cleft may require multiple procedures to repair the lip, palate, and nose.

Cleft lip and palate repair not only improve the function of your lips and mouth but also dramatically enhances your appearance. If you or your child has a cleft lip or palate, talk to an experienced facial reconstructive surgeon to learn more about your treatment options.


Rhinoplasty can be performed to improve the function of the nose, correct birth defects, or improve the appearance of the nose. During surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in the nose to access the underlying bone and cartilage. Then, they will sculpt the bones and cartilage to create the desired shape of your nose.

Rhinoplasty can be performed as an outpatient procedure, so you won't have to stay in the hospital overnight. Recovery time is usually pretty short, and you should be able to return to your normal activities within a week or two.

If you're unhappy with the appearance of your nose, consult a licensed facial reconstructive surgeon about rhinoplasty. You should have realistic expectations about the results of your surgery.

Facial Reanimation

Facial reanimation is often performed on people who cannot move certain facial muscles due to nerve damage. This surgery can help restore normal functions controlled by facial nerves. For example, facial reanimation may be used to improve the function of eyelids, lips, and eyebrows.

Facial reanimation surgery can involve different techniques, depending on the individual needs. For example, some patients may only need a small nerve graft to improve muscle function, while others may need more extensive surgery to transplant muscles from another area of the body.

Scar Removal

This procedure can improve the appearance of visible facial scars. Scar removal surgery can be performed using different techniques, depending on the type and location of the scar. For example, some scars can be removed with lasers or other energy-based devices, while others may require excision.

If you need a scar removal procedure, visit a medical centre to discuss your goals for the surgery with a surgeon. Together, you can decide if this is the right procedure for you.