About Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery can refer to a wide range of craniofacial surgical procedures related to the head and face. It can address numerous problems, including microtia, facial paralysis, nasal deformities, and more. Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the latest techniques to address your concerns while minimizing downtime.

Personalized surgeries for optimal results

Craniofacial deformities and defects can occur because of genetic predisposition, congenital factors (since birth), botched surgeries, or traumatic injuries. The deformity can be life-threatening, physically debilitating, or it may be a cosmetic problem that affects your happiness and quality of life.

Whatever the problem might be, Dr. Boustany and her medical team curate personalized surgical plans to address the problems related to your facial skin, bones, nerves, eyes, skull, and brain. Each surgery is personalized according to your unique needs and concerns, ensuring results aligned with your anatomy and expectations.

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Craniofacial reconstructive surgery addresses the following problems:

  • Nasal deformities that cause self-consciousness or impact your breathing
  • Facial paralysis caused by nerve damage, congenital issues, trauma, or other factors
  • Moebius syndrome, which affects the nerves responsible for chewing and speech
  • Macrostomia, a form of facial cleft that leads to an enlargement of the mouth
  • Microtia. A deformity wherein one or both ears are excessively small or under-developed
  • Cleft lip and palate, a congenital condition wherein the lip or mouth aren’t formed properly
  • …and many more.

Dr. Boustany’s approach to reconstructive surgery

No two craniofacial reconstructive surgeries are the same since no two deformities are exactly the same. Dr. Boustany favors a personalized approach to reconstructive surgery based on her patient’s unique concerns, expectations, and anatomy. She works closely with her patients to understand their concerns and curate a unique treatment plan just for them.

During your consultation, please ask any questions you may have about the surgery or treatment plan. Dr. Boustany is completely transparent and walks you through the entire process to ensure complete mental clarity. She will also explain the type of anesthesia used, the incision placement, and your aftercare and recovery guidelines.

Since reconstructive surgery can encompass a wide range of procedures for different concerns, it’s nearly impossible to summarize the treatment. Your surgery will take place in a premier Boston hospital under the care of Harvard-affiliated professionals. The surgery might be conducted under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, and it may take 3 to 10+ hours.

The surgery may involve adjusting your cartilage, soft tissues, bone structure, or other facial components. Dr. Boustany may also use grafting materials to facilitate bone or tissue regeneration, if necessary. Some surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures with minimal downtime, while others involve an observation period at the hospital.

Dr. Boustany will highlight the entire surgical plan during your consultation.

Why choose Dr. Boustany?

Dr. Ashley Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She specializes in the latest, cutting-edge plastic and reconstructive surgeries to address your concerns. All surgeries are performed in a premier Boston hospital, supervised by Harvard-affiliated healthcare professionals. To learn about your reconstructive surgery options, please schedule an appointment at our medical center in Boston, MA, today.

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