04 Apr 2018
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What is Facial Reconstructive Surgery?

Dr. Michael Villano is a board certified facial reconstructive surgeon based in Central Oregon. He uses facial reconstructive surgery to address facial defects resulting from skin cancer treatments, facial trauma, congenital disabilities, or anatomical anomalies. Here’s what you need to know about reconstructive surgery and whether or not it’s right for you.

Types of Reconstructive Surgery

Apart from general wound healing techniques, skin reconstruction and fat grafting are the two most common methods of facial reconstructive surgery. Ideal for those who have experienced skin cancer or who have facial abnormalities, these two methods can reconstruct and restore the natural appearance of your face and skin.

Skin Reconstruction

For those who have had skin cancers surgically removed from their face or scalp—for example, through Mohs surgery at the dermatologist’s office—facial plastic reconstructive surgery offers a return to normalcy. Aimed at remedying the facial skin defect that results when cancers are cut out and minimizing the appearance of scars post-healing, the work of the expert facial plastic surgeon will restore the natural appearance of your skin post-trauma. Your dermatologist will be happy to discuss with you your post-Mohs reconstructive options and refer you to a qualified facial plastic reconstructive surgeon to complete your treatment.

Facial and scalp abnormalities that are the result of trauma or congenital formation can be addressed via a wide variety of reconstructive techniques. Surgeries performed may include nose surgery or rhinoplasty; cheek, lip, or chin augmentation; ear reshaping; or facelifts or micro facelifts. Your facial plastic surgeon will be able to assess your condition and advise you on an appropriate surgical remedy. As a board-certified member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Villano has years of training and experience specific to abnormalities of the face and scalp.

Reconstructive treatment after skin cancer removal or after facial trauma is typically covered by health insurers. However, it is important that you check with your insurer to establish what type of coverage you have and what referral requirements may need to be observed. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Villano to learn more about treatments that may be beneficial to you on your healing journey.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is another method of facial reconstructive surgery. Also known as “fat transfer,” this method uses liposuction to remove fat from some parts of your body for use in other parts of your body. The fat grafting technique is commonly used on those who have experienced facial atrophy or have lost volume in their face due to aging, abnormalities, or trauma. Fat grafting restores fullness to the face, cheeks, and chin for a naturally rejuvenated appearance. Depending on the circumstances surrounding loss of facial volume, insurance coverage may be available.

Dr. Villano is an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can advise you on the suitability of this reconstructive technique to address your specific needs. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Villano to learn more about how fat grafting might work for you.

Schedule Your Consultation With a Facial Reconstructive Surgeon

The importance of seeking treatment from a plastic surgeon who specializes in areas of the face and scalp is paramount. Facial skin and the underlying support structures comprising muscle, bone, nerves, and blood vessels are complicated and unique in human anatomy. A surgeon trained specifically in facial plastic surgery can offer you the highest degree of expertise and care throughout your healing journey.

Dr. Villano is board certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Upon completion of his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, Dr. Villano undertook a rigorous fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for further, focused study of the face. Since 2001 he has been helping men and women in Central Oregon overcome a wide variety of facial traumas allowing them to resume a normal life.

If you are looking for a reconstructive surgeon in Central Oregon, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Villano today. We look forward to helping you look and feel your very best.


Dr. Villano is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Bend, Oregon. He provides surgical and non-surgical enhancements including Botox, microblading, fotofacials, facelifts, nose surgery, cheek augmentation and much more. Schedule your consultation today.

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