Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Every day, people of all ages and walks of life choose to have facial plastic surgery. Some want to correct birth defects or disfigurements caused by an accident, injury or illness. Others desire cosmetic procedures to change the appearance of facial features they have been unhappy with for many years. Still others long to reverse the signs of aging on their faces.

Facial plastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to correct and improve the appearance and function of structures in the face, head and neck. They are usually board-certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and have undergone five to six years of postgraduate training, including one year in general surgery and four or more in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery.

Whether you want to correct a deformity, remove a birthmark, straighten a crooked nose, flatten prominent ears, or restore a youthful lift to a sagging forehead, you should choose a facial plastic surgeon with excellent credentials. A qualified, experienced facial plastic surgeon will ensure that procedures are performed safely and result in a natural-looking appearance – not a “pulled-tight” look.

Facial plastic surgery and other related procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and liposuction can not only help you look better, they can help you feel better as well.

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Head & Neck Surgery

At Brevard ENT Center, we specialize in a wide range of head and neck procedures to treat conditions such as thyroid disorders, masses, benign tumors and cancer of the mouth, salivary glands, larynx or other structures within the head and neck area. Our doctors are highly skilled in treating these sensitive conditions and help restore the health and overall quality of life of our patients through advanced procedures, many of which can be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

The best procedure for your individual condition will be determined after a physical examination and one-on-one discussion with your doctor.

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers encompass several different diseases that can affect the mouth, nose, throat and other surrounding areas. These diseases are most often caused by tobacco and alcohol use, especially cancer of the oral cavity and larynx. Other factors that may lead to cancer include sun exposure, HPV, and radiation exposure. Tobacco use is linked to 85 percent of head and neck cancers.
Fortunately, many people with head and neck cancers experience symptoms right away that lead to an early diagnosis of the condition. Symptoms of head and neck cancers vary depending on the type of cancer, but may include:

  • Lump in the neck
  • Hoarseness or other change in the voice
  • Growth in the mouth
  • Blood in saliva
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Earache
  • New or changed growths on skin

Treatment for these cancers depends on the type and location of the tumor, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Treatment often includes surgery to remove the cancer, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctors, as certain methods may have long-term effects on the way you look, talk, eat or breathe. Making healthy life changes, including avoiding smoking and alcohol use, will help prevent the disease from recurring, as well as reduce the risk for other diseases.

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Hearing & Balance

Hearing and balance problems are often inter-related conditions, as part of the inner ear (known as the labyrinth) interacts with other body systems like the eyes, bones and joints to maintain balance. Problems within the vestibular (ear) system can cause balance problems, which affect over 2 million people each year.

A balance disorder is a complex condition that causes feelings of unsteadiness, wooziness and sensations of spinning, moving or floating. Some of the most common balance disorders include:

  • Labyrinthitis – dizziness and loss of balance caused by an infection or inflammation of the inner ear

  • Meniere’s disease – vertigo, hearing loss and ringing in the ears caused by an inner ear fluid imbalance

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – feelings of vertigo after specific position changes of the head

  • Vestibular neuronitis – vestibular nerve infection

Treatment for hearing and balance disorders involves treating the underlying cause of the condition, which may be done through hearing aids, ear tubes, surgery or other treatments. For others, balance training exercises and lifestyle changes can help relieve symptoms. Surgery may be recommended for patients whose symptoms cannot be controlled by more conservative methods. Managing these complex conditions requires staying informed and working together with your doctor in order to receive effective treatment.

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