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
"I can’t express enough gratitude to Dr. Costa and his team. From my first consultation I was treated with utter kindness, compassion and patience. Being an extremely shy and modest woman I thought it would be a completely uncomfortable experience as I had to show my body. Dr Costa and his nurses put me at extreme ease. His knowledge and professionalism was wonderful. There was no rush or pressure to schedule the surgery. It is because of his tremendous past surgeries and his calm knowledgeable demeanor I was finally able to make my dream come true. For years I’ve wanted a tummy tuck. It’s been 5 weeks post op and my results are mind blowing. I can honestly say he did a perfect job! Dr Costa and his team have changed my life! I have gained confidence that I never had before. I have such utter respect and gratitude to Dr Costa. I refer him to everyone!!"- S.T. / Google / Sep 09, 2020
"Dr. Costa and his staff are AMAZING. When you walk in Andrea is very welcoming. Amber always makes me feel at ease and she is friendly and professional. Diane is such a sweetheart and I always feel comfortable whenever I talk to her. Dr. Costa is such an amazing plastic surgeon and know what he’s doing. Super educated and very professional. They also provide a skin care line which I am loving so far. I always look forward for my next visit! And I will definitely recommend this place to everyone."- K.E. / Google / Aug 11, 2020
"I had weight loss surgery back in 2017 and lost 200+ pounds over the last 3.5 years. I’ve done everything to keep the skin tight as possible but it got to the point I needed skin removal surgery. I visited a few local surgeons that handled this belt lapectomy. I felt most comfortable with Dr Costa. He listened to me story. Asked me about my goals and what I hoped the outcome would be. He put together a game plan and worked with me to consider a few options. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. Everything has gone as he explained it would. Their office has been super responsive and i test their patience (with numerous questions). Dr Costa is phenomenal. His office and staff follow his lead. I would strongly recommend Platinim Plastic Surgery if you are considering that type of work to be done."- J.S. / Google / Aug 09, 2020
"Great Experience- Highly Recommend. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. - I had weight loss surgery back in 2017 and lost 200+ pounds over the last 3.5 years. I’ve done everything to keep the skin tight as possible but it got to the point I needed skin removal surgery. I visited a few local surgeons that handled this belt lapectomy. I felt most comfortable with Dr Costa. He listened to me story. Asked me about my goals and what I hoped the outcome would be. He put together a game plan and worked with me to consider a few options. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. Everything has gone as he explained it would. Their office has been super responsive and i test their patience (with numerous questions). Dr Costa is phenomenal. His office and staff follow his lead. I would strongly recommend Platinim Plastic Surgery if you are considering that type of work to be done."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2020
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.