Weill Cornell Medicine reconstructive plastic surgery procedures include:
- Cleft lip and palate surgery, cleft rhinoplasty, and pediatric head and neck reconstructive procedures.
- Functional rhinoplasty (nasal surgery to correct breathing).
- Treatment of facial bone fractures and traumatic lacerations.
- Revision of unfavorable scars.
- Reconstruction after removal of skin cancers or other cutaneous lesions.
- Removal of benign cutaneous lesions.
- Rehabilitative and reconstructive facial paralysis treatment.
- Microtia repair.
Our congenital and craniofacial pediatric surgery program is on the leading edge of caring for children with complex facial deformities, and regularly transforms the lives of young patients struggling with these disfigurements. Members of our surgical team also organize and participate in non-profit missions to other countries, including Peru, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador and China, to treat children with cleft lips, cleft palates and other craniofacial conditions.
As part of our commitment to patient care, we encourage reconstructive plastic surgery candidates to actively participate in their treatment plan. Before proceeding with elective surgeries, we provide extensive information about the procedure, including any potential risks and complications, as well as realistic expectations of results. The majority of procedures are performed on an ambulatory basis. In state-of-the-art surgical suites, our surgeons use the latest regional anesthetics and medications, allowing our patients to recover quickly and heal faster.
We are committed to ensuring that our patients are well-informed about available procedures, and have the opportunity to discuss their questions in confidence with any member of our team. Our work, which supports the self-esteem and confidence of our patients, is personal and essential. Our ultimate goal is to help you look and feel your best.