About Facial Reconstruction
Las Vegas, NV plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa is a facial reconstruction surgeon skilled to perform plastic surgery on the face where visible deformities exist due to trauma, an accident, an animal bite, or other cause. Extensive injuries can result from car crashes or other unexpected events. In severe cases, facial reconstruction would be warranted to repair not only form, but to restore function as well. With a keen eye and artistic hand, Dr. Costa can provide dramatic, life-altering facial reconstruction to patients. Using expert skill and experience, virtually any part of the face that requires reconstruction can be addressed. Since this is a highly technical surgery, patients can rest assured they are in capable hands at Platinum Plastic Surgery.
The best candidates for facial reconstruction surgery:
- Have suffered a traumatic injury or accident
- Have a loss of function
- Have extensive cosmetic issues with their appearance
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
"Happy, is too small a word. Breast reduction surgery was the scariest thing I had ever done. Dr. Costa listened. Really listened. Along with his kind and lovely staff. The whole process was made easy for me, and the results are all that I had hoped for.So make your appointment with confidence, knowing that you are choosing the right doctor. Dr. Costa, truly is an asset to his profession."- S.L. / Google / Jan 26, 2019
"Dr. Costa is the BEST!!!! He gave me the most perfect lip filler injections, people think they are real!!! I also had to get a breast lift revision as I had complications with mine from my prior surgeon. Dr. Costa answered all of my questions and explained to me how he was going to give me my ideal look. I am over 2 weeks post op and they look PERFECT!!! He has been available to answer my questions and he is always very personable during my appointments, which most Doctors seem to lack. His staff are so nice and professional, they really make you feel comfortable! His work speaks for itself, if anyone is looking for a great surgeon, then look no further!"- J.V. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Service from beginning to end was above and beyond professional, honest and comfortable. Dr. Costa is very attentive with addressing exact concerns and gives very realistic feedback on expectations of delivery. Great software with digital photos of end results."- K.C. / Google / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr. Costa is the BEST!!!! He gave me the most perfect lip filler injections, people think they are real!!! I also had to get a breast lift revision as I had complications with mine from my prior surgeon. Dr. Costa answered all of my questions and explained to me how he was going to give me my ideal look. I am over 2 weeks post op and they look PERFECT!!! He has been available to answer my questions and he is always very personable during my appointments, which most Doctors seem to lack. His staff are so nice and professional, they really make you feel comfortable! His work speaks for itself, if anyone is looking for a great surgeon, then look no further!"- C.L. / Google / Dec 13, 2019
"Incredibly comfortable and accommodating. Top rate and great people."- G.T. / Facebook / Nov 04, 2019
What to Expect
Facial reconstruction surgeries are intricate and complex procedures. Dr. Costa will evaluate every aspect of the face and determine the best approach so that the repair will result in a natural, symmetrical outcome. During this procedure, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia. Reconstructive surgery is usually used to repair fractures and lacerations that affect the cheekbones, jawbone, eye socket, and brow. Bone segments often need to be realigned and held into place with titanium plates and screws. Grafts from other parts of the body and flaps may be used to provide needed coverage and further support. For especially complex cases, multiple surgeries may be needed to fully restore form and function. Depending on the type of surgery and severity, the length of surgery can vary widely. Patients are often able to return home the day of surgery.
Incisions will be stitched close after surgery and the surgical site will be properly dressed. Patients can expect pain, discomfort, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. Pain medication can be prescribed to alleviate these symptoms. Patients will need to visit their surgeon for follow-up appointments in the days, weeks, and months following surgery. The recovery process can be extensive for some patients. Over time, patients will not only notice a dramatic change in appearance but can also expect restored form, such as restoration of facial sensation and proper function of tear and salivary ducts.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
Restore Your Appearance
Regardless of the injury or condition, Dr. Costa can provide a solution and work to restore your appearance and facial function with facial reconstructive surgery. At Platinum Plastic Surgery, we will consult with you and provide a private exam and compassionate approach for an outcome that will allow you to show your face from every angle. Allow us to help you turn your life around by calling our Las Vegas, NV plastic surgery center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Costa today.