Caring for the Whole Child: Cleft Lip & Palate
The first thing that any parent of a child diagnosed or born with cleft palate should know is that plastic surgeons have been successfully repairing craniofacial clefts for years. The procedures are well-understood and the technology continues to improve. Learn more about how to choose a surgeon.Learn More
Individualized Care in Cosmetic Surgery
We are plastic surgeons, not salesmen. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds of extensive training and experience, and our shared first priority is quality care. Learn more about how we help guide clients through the process of determining a personalized plan for esthetic surgery with optimal results.Learn More
Virtual Surgical Planning
While the success of any procedure will always depend on the skill and artistry of the surgeon, Virtual Surgical Planning® allows our team to eliminate all the guesswork, which leads to more predictable outcomes and can reduce recovery times for patients undergoing major reconstructive surgery.Learn More
Shaneka: Healing from facial reconstruction after a car accident
While three friends were stranded in traffic in New Orleans, their car was rear-ended, causing a sudden four-car pile-up. Shaneka, who was in the back seat, has no memory of the collision. For her, time leaps from waiting in a traffic jam to waking up in the emergency room at University Medical Center, with severe injuries to her face.
Luis: Seven years after cleft lip and palate surgery
Luis Villanueva has just finished second grade. He’s seven years old, a math whiz, and his interests are typical for a boy his age. If it’s not Star Wars, it’s Spiderman or soccer, and we spend a good amount of time playing video games while his mother, Sulma, watches proudly. He is not shy.
Ted: Fighting bone damage after radiation therapy
Osteoradionecrosis is a rare side-effect of radiation therapy used to treat cancers of the head and neck. It can take years to reveal itself, but the bone death in the lower jaw (or mandible), eventually results in pain and can lead to additional soft tissue damage.