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Ear, Nose, and Throat - Otolaryngology

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at MUSC Health collaborates with many other Ear, Nose & Throat divisions, such as the Head and Neck Cancer Program and the Craniofacial Anomalies Team, to provide excellent, multi-disciplinary approaches to complicated diseases and conditions. Dedicated to the restoration of defects caused by congenital or acquired defects of the head and face, this division treats patients with defects ranging from craniofacial defects discovered early in life, to skin cancer defects, to facial paralysis, to traumatic injury, to the process of aging.

Our Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Services

Our services fall under the category of clinical reconstruction, and include the following:

  • Facial defects due to skin cancer
    • Local flap reconstruction (Soft tissue surgery, which borrows tissue from one location and moves it to another location)
    • Orbital, perioral, nasal and scalp reconstruction (Reconstructing the eyelid, mouth, nose and scalp)
    • Complicated repairs of the lacrimal system (tear production and drainage)
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Correction of facial paralysis
  • Scar Revision
  • Repair of facial fractures
  • Surgical support for Craniofacial Anomalies team in the treatment of patients with:
    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Microtia (Reconstructing ears)
    • And other anomalies of the head and neck
  • Rejuvenation of the Aging Face
    • Browlift
    • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)
    • Malar and chin augmentation
    • Mid-face lift
    • Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic nose surgery)
    • Rhytidectomy
    • Skin resurfacing, botox and injectable fillers

Our Team

In addition to our FPRS surgeons, our team includes professionals from head and neck oncology, rhinology and otology.

Technology & Resources

The facial plastics division combines the newest techniques in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with both state-of-the-art and time-tested techniques in facial restoration. Computer imaging technology allows patients to visualize potential surgical modifications before undergoing procedures and is useful for teaching residents the art and science of facial plastic surgery. Techniques include the use of a dermabrasion and laser technology through the dermatology department.