Facial, Plastic, And Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Terry Baker, MD

Otolaryngology located in Idaho Falls, ID

You may need facial, plastic, or reconstructive surgery as a result of injury, infection, or a birth defect that requires the reshaping of the structures in your head and neck. Terry Baker, MD, has extensive training in head and neck surgery and offers this service to patients in the area of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Call his office if you want more information about facial, plastic, and reconstructive surgery.

Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

Who is a candidate for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery?

Many different conditions may prompt you to seek facial, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. These include:

  • Birth defects
  • Disease or injury that affects the shape of the nose, jaw, cheekbones, ears, and neckline
  • Signs of aging
  • Contour irregularities or deformities
  • Uneven feature proportions or a lack of facial symmetry

Dr. Baker provides a thorough consultation during which you discuss your aesthetic goals, alternatives to surgery, and potential risks and benefits of the surgery.

What are the goals of facial plastic or reconstructive surgery?

Dr. Baker intends to help you look your best and to improve the function of your ear, nose, and throat. He helps you maintain a natural look and minimize abnormalities and irregularities.

Your nose, for example, may benefit from surgery to improve its shape, relieve breathing problems, correct a deformity, or support it if it is aging or drooping. Other common surgeries include:

  • Otoplasty, which corrects the appearance of the outer ear
  • Reconstruction of the face
  • Removal of lesions and skin cancer
  • Face and neck lift
  • Reconstruction of a paralyzed face

Discuss your goals and concerns in a consultation with Dr. Baker. He can help you understand what to expect from surgery.

What disease may require facial plastic and reconstructive surgery?

You may elect to have facial plastic and reconstructive surgery following serious disease and infection. These include:

  • Cancer of the head, neck, or throat
  • Oral cancer
  • Chronic ear infections that spread to the eardrum or bones behind the ear

These diseases can lead to degradation of bone and tissue in your head and neck that need repair and reconstruction.

What injuries might lead to the need for facial plastic or reconstructive surgery?

You might need facial plastic and reconstructive surgery if you fracture your nose during sports, in a fall, or in a car accident. A broken jaw, skull fractures, or cheekbone injury are other cases that require surgical intervention.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery improve your appearance and function of your ears, nose, and throat. Call Dr. Terry Baker to find out what procedures may help you.

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