Overview

Overview

The section of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Head & Neck Institute offers comprehensive treatment for a host of facial concerns. Frequent functional (non-cosmetic) concerns include impaired nasal breathing, facial trauma, facial weakness or paralysis, and skin cancer requiring surgical repair. Frequent cosmetic concerns include drooping eyebrows or eyelids, desire for a smaller nose, and excess and laxity of neck skin. Our surgeons have extensive experience in all of these areas, including the most extensive and sensitive cases, and are often consulted upon for cases that cannot be handled elsewhere.

Additionally, our surgeons have advanced training in the highly complex field of microvascular head and neck reconstructive surgery, which allows them to repair extensive and complex defects of the head and neck (most often related to cancer or severe trauma) using “free tissue transfer.” During these free tissue transfer procedures, tissue from elsewhere in the body (e.g., arm, leg, or abdomen) is meticulously dissected free and used to repair defects of the head and neck, during which blood supply is restored to the transferred tissue by sewing the blood vessels under a high-definition microscope.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

The surgeons in this section have undergone advanced fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and perform the full range of cosmetic and functional facial procedures. The physicians in this section focus exclusively on facial plastic surgery and do not perform procedures such as breast augmentation and body liposuction. This narrow focus allows for an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the nuances of facial plastic surgery that is unparalleled.

  • Cosmetic surgery/procedures include brow lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, scar revision, and filler/botox injections.
  • Functional surgery/procedures include nasal airway surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, treatment of facial paralysis and facial asymmetry, and eyelid surgery, among many others.

Staff

Michael Fritz, MD
Michael Fritz, MD
Director, Center for Facial Reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorders; Section Head, Facial Plastic and Microvascular Surgery
Dane Genther, MD
Dane Genther, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Peter Ciolek, MD
Peter Ciolek, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

The board-certified surgeons in this section have undergone extensive fellowship training in the complex field of microvascular head and neck reconstruction. This training allows them to repair extensive and complex defects of the head and neck (most often related to cancer or severe trauma) using “free tissue transfer.” During these free tissue transfer procedures, tissue from elsewhere in the body (e.g., arm, leg, or abdomen) is meticulously dissected free and used to repair defects of the head and neck, during which blood supply is restored to the transferred tissue by sewing the blood vessels under a high-definition microscope.

These procedures are highly complex and require precision and skill. The surgeons are highly specialized in that they only perform these procedures to reconstruction defects of the head and neck. Their skill in this area is unparalleled and allows for the best outcomes after these often extensive surgeries.

Staff

Michael Fritz, MD
Michael Fritz, MD
Director, Center for Facial Reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorders; Section Head, Facial Plastic and Microvascular Surgery
Dane Genther, MD
Dane Genther, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Eric Lamarre, MD
Eric Lamarre, MD
Associate Staff
What We treat

What We treat

Facial Plastic Surgery - Conditions

Facial Plastic Surgery - Procedures

Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery – Conditions

  • Any defect of the face, head, and neck requiring surgical expertise
  • Extensive cancer-related defects (often performed at the time of cancer removal, which is performed by other members of our department)
  • Extensive traumatic defects

Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery – Procedures

  • Anterolateral thigh free flap
  • Fibula free flap
  • Mandible reconstruction
  • Midfacial reconstruction
  • Radial forearm free flap
  • Revision facial reconstruction
  • Total nasal reconstruction
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