An ENT Surgeon performs both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to correct and treat disease, injury or deformity of the Ear, Nose and Throat including the Neck.
Myringotomy is a surgical procedure performed through a tiny incision in the eardrum to remove thick fluid that accumulates in the middle ear. Plastic ventilating tubes (also called tympanostomy tubes) are placed in the eardrum and can remain in place for several months or up to a few years.
Parotidectomy is the surgical removal of a salivary gland called the parotid. Surgery on other salivary glands is also available such as the Submandibular Gland.
While most associate Rhinoplasty with cosmetic surgery, it can also be reconstructive. For example, when performed in conjunction with Septoplasty to correct breathing problems or nasal deformities. Cosmetically, Rhinoplasty can decrease or increase the size of the nose, change the bridge or tip of the nose and thin out the nostrils.
Comprised of cartilage, the nasal septum divides the two nostrils. Septoplasty (Septal Reconstruction) is a surgical procedure to straighten the septum. A crooked or misaligned septum is sometimes associated with chronic sinus problems, snoring or sleep apnea.
The zygomatic arch (zygoma) is an important bone in facial structure. It is located on the side of the face and helps form an arch from the orbit (bones around the eye) towards the back of the temple. A zygomatic fracture can cause cheek deformities and may affect vision.