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Head, Neck, and Facial Reconstruction in Phoenix

If you’ve had a procedure to treat head and neck cancer or another type of trauma, you may be seeking treatment to improve the appearance of a wound that has been left. Dr. Craft performs excellent facial reconstruction surgery in Phoenix to restore the appearance and function of the head and neck area.

What is head and neck reconstruction?

Reconstruction is often a necessary part of treatment for head and neck cancer because it can be so transformative. It is performed to improve appearance and use (such as swallowing or speaking) of areas of the face, neck, and throat. Reconstruction of the wound also helps patients feel more like themselves and allows them to move on from the disease or condition.

Areas that can be treated

Head and neck reconstructive surgery most often addresses the following areas:

  • Cheek
  • Nose
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Tongue
  • Palate
  • Neck
  • Esophagus
  • Eyelids
  • Forehead
  • Ears
Head & Neck Reconstruction

Benefits of head and neck reconstruction

The head and neck region and its functions are often taken for granted. It’s an area that contains important body parts that we need in order to view, hear, and smell life, as well as speak to others. Your face is also how the world sees you, and there is considerable value to looking as natural and approachable as possible. Properly performed head and neck reconstruction surgery allows patients to regain their self-esteem and use their body the way they deserve to.

Arizona Center For Advanced Reconstruction And Aesthetics

Finding the right surgeon

Our head and neck house a myriad of nerves, veins, muscles, arteries, and bones that serve as the network and stabilization of our entire being; therefore, it requires a very skilled and experienced reconstructive surgeon to restore the appearance and function of these vital parts of us. The surgeon you select should be a specialist in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, and should make you feel as though you’re in great hands. Dr. Craft is well renowned for his reconstructive abilities. As a Harvard-trained, double board-certified surgeon, he provides patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety and patient wellbeing.

Head and neck reconstruction surgery details

During your consultation with Dr. Craft, he will assess your specific case to determine which surgical technique will best meet your medical needs and aesthetic goals.

Head and neck reconstructive surgery techniques

Head and neck reconstruction surgery can be done several different ways. These techniques include:

Primary closure

Bringing the sides of the wound together.

Free flap

Using muscle and/or bone from another part of the body along with its arteries and veins to replace the damaged structure.

Local flap

Healthy tissue that is close to the wound is used to reconstruct it.

Skin grafting

Cartilage or skin from somewhere else on the body is used to reconstruct the wound.

Recovery

The details of each patient’s recovery will depend on their unique case and the method of reconstructive surgery that is performed. Therefore, recovery can take as little as 2 to 3 days for minor procedures, whereas more severe wounds may call for an operation that requires several weeks’ worth of recovery time.

Because the details of recovery and home care can vary, Dr. Craft will discuss with you during your consultation exactly what you can expect. You will also be provided with detailed home care instructions for the smoothest recovery possible.

Why choose Dr. Craft?

Dr. Randall O. Craft at the Arizona Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Aesthetics in Phoenix brings his years of reconstructive surgery expertise to every procedure he performs. He is an expert in the field of head, neck, and facial reconstruction in Phoenix and has the credentials, the experience, and the artistry to carry out safe reconstructive surgeries that achieve life-changing results. To schedule a consultation, please call (602)899-6444 or contact us online.

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