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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Why choose Wayne Health for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery?

Wayne Health’s team of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons are certified to perform comprehensive cosmetic, reconstructive, facial paralysis and facial trauma procedures throughout Michigan. Our team has a strong focus and expertise in Ethnic Rhinoplasty, which includes people of Middle Eastern, Asian, African or Hispanic origin.

Our surgeons, all full-time faculty at Wayne State University, have a combined 35 years of experience, and have performed more than 2,000 operations. Their team, Michigan Facial Aesthetic Surgeons, is renowned as the premier group of facial plastic surgeons in Michigan whose surgeons lecture at national events, share opinions in the media and write for academia.

Our primary focus is our patients and assisting with their cosmetic, reconstructive and post-injury needs at our three clinics in southeast Michigan.

Wayne Health facial plastic and reconstructive surgery services offered

  • Forehead and brow lifting
  • Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelids)
  • Face lifting
  • Rhinoplasty (nose)
  • Otoplasty (ears)
  • Rejuvenation of the aging neck
  • Chin and cheek augmentation
  • Liposuction of the neck and face
  • Use of cosmetic filler and neuromodulators
  • Skin resurfacing with dermabrasion, chemical peeling, Sciton laser
  • MOHs/skin cancer reconstruction
  • Craniomaxillofacial injuries
  • Rehabilitation of the paralyzed face


Why is reconstructive cosmetic surgery done?

This is typically done to improve a visible scar, skin condition, or malformed body part caused by an injury, a surgery, a disease, or a birth defect. These problems can affect your day-to-day life, including your job, your relationships, and your self-esteem.

What are the general types of cosmetic surgeries and procedures?

Cosmetic surgery commonly includes:

  • Reconstructive surgery.This is typically done to improve a visible scar, skin condition, or malformed body part caused by an injury, a surgery, a disease, or a birth defect. These problems can affect your day-to-day life, including your job, your relationships, and your self-esteem.
  • Elective cosmetic surgery.Being unhappy with something about your appearance—such as a large nose, small breasts, wrinkles, or fat around your belly or hips—is a common reason for choosing to have cosmetic surgery. These kinds of things don’t bother everyone who has them. But for some people, these things can affect their self-image or confidence. Cosmetic surgery is one way to address them.

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include:

  • Botox injections.
  • Fat deposit removal, either with injectable deoxycholic acid (Kybella) or by freezing fat cells below the surface of the skin with a handheld device (CoolSculpting).
  • Filler injections, which include soft tissue fillers.
  • Laser hair removal.
  • Laser resurfacing to improve acne scars.
  • Sclerotherapy injections for small varicose veins and spider veins.
  • Teeth whitening.

Risk factors

Are cosmetic surgery and procedures right for you?

Before you choose to have cosmetic surgery, think about your overall health. Remember that all procedures have risks. And having a health condition such as high blood pressure or heart disease may increase the risk.

Surgery should not take the place of good health habits. There are steps you can take to help you look and feel young and healthy.

  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Get plenty of exercise.
  • Limit how much time you spend in the sun.
  • Protect areas of your skin that get the most sun, such as the face, back of the hands, and upper chest or neck.
  • Manage stress.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Avoid drugs and excess alcohol.

Be sure to have realistic expectations about how cosmetic surgery may or may not affect your life. For people who are unhappy with their overall appearance rather than just a certain part of their appearance, cosmetic surgery is probably not the answer. These people are unlikely to be happy with the results of just one cosmetic surgery procedure. They may end up having one procedure after another, which can be harmful and expensive.

Talk to your doctor if you are thinking of having a cosmetic procedure or surgery.

Wayne Health approach to treatment

As full-time faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, teaching the next generation of physicians, our doctors are continuously up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques. Our surgeons have extensive training and expertise in the treatment of maxillofacial injuries, internal and external nasal deformity, nasal obstruction, aging of the forehead and brow region, upper and lower eyelid excess and the aging face and neck.

One of our exclusive treatments is a unique, rejuvenation laser skin therapy that is not available elsewhere.

In addition, we correct pigmentary abnormalities, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles of the face with dermabrasion and chemical peeling. We provide expert care in reconstructing skin cancer defects of the face and nose, treating major and minor soft tissue injuries of the face and improving the appearance of scars. Our surgeons also provide rehabilitation of the paralyzed face in conjunction with our otology and lateral skull base colleagues.

Wayne Health Facial Plastics and Reconstructive specialists offer a variety of techniques and treatments to improve the appearance of facial scars. Our physicians choose customized approaches based on the location, scar formation appearance and skin type. Treatment is available for many types of facial scars, including those resulting from facial trauma, skin cancer treatments or facial surgeries.

Wayne Health Facial Plastics and Reconstructive specialists perform all procedures at accredited hospitals to ensure patients have the safest environment and most advanced care. These accredited facilities are located in Dearborn, Troy and Southfield.

To schedule a personal consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or for more information, please visit  www.michiganfacialsurgeons.com.

Advancing research and medical education

Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also teaching and research faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and often before FDA approval or commercial availability.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.