Due to rapid technological advancement, the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has evolved dramatically and few areas of medicine have witnessed such profound change in so short a period of time. Treatments are more effective than they were even five years ago, and with more natural results.
Defects created from the removal of facial cancer can be camouflaged utilizing skin flaps or skin grafts. Healthy adjacent tissue such as skin, muscle, or cartilage can be transferred to cover the area where the cancer was removed. In some cases where the cancer is large, free tissue transfer from a different area of the body is necessary. Dr. Patel has vast experience in facial cancer reconstruction.
Motor vehicle accidents, athletic events, and animal bites can lead to facial fractures and/or lacerations. Facial fractures commonly treated by Dr. Patel include those of the jawbone, cheekbone, eye socket, and brow bone. Proper healing requires fixation of these broken bones. Traumatic facial lacerations can cause facial nerve damage, injury to the tear duct or scarring. Complex suturing techniques utilized by facial plastic surgeons can greatly decrease the scarring suffered by laceration patients.
Following illness or injury, patients can experience loss of animation or movement in the face. The facial sling procedure can restore symmetry to the face, while placing a small weight in the upper eyelid can help to prevent eye dryness for the patient who no longer has control of closing their eye completely.
“I found Dr. Patel to be an excellent, multi-skilled, multi-talented surgeon. The patient-doctor rapport I had with him was very good and I believe he had genuine concern for my health and well-being.”
– General patient
“My husband now has his stitches removed, has healed remarkably and his nose is restored to the point that one is unable to determine where the cancer was.”
– Facial reconstructive surgery patient
“I had been thinking about having some minor facial work done for awhile, but was scared of the outcome. Dr. Patel assured me that he could do just what I wanted. The outcome was great-just what I wanted it to look like. He will tell you just what you need and also explain why you may not need anything done. He is very professional.”
– Skin analysis patient testimonial
"Dr. Patel is a very nice and caring doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and cared for. I went to him after a car accident after not being able to breathe right. He fixed my nose just like I asked him to. My breathing is 100% better. He was very caring about my welfare and I thank him very much. I will tell anyone to go to him."
– Regina Hellard, 03/01/12
Kentucky Clinic740 S. Limestone
Third Floor, Wing C
Lexington, KY 40536Fax 859-257-4644Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Morehead ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic206 W. First St.
Morehead, KY 40351
This clinic is held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.