If you suffer from a “weak chin” or want the size or shape of your chin to be more proportional to your other facial features, a chin implant can dramatically improve your appearance. A chin implant is often used in conjunction with rhinoplasty surgery to help balance the overall look. Interestingly, some people believe their nose is way too big when in reality, a balanced chin will make the nose appear much smaller. This surgical procedure adjusts the existing chin structure and permanently attaches a custom-crafted implant made of silicone or other biocompatible material. Patients often return to work after a week to 10 days, although swelling and bruising may last for several weeks.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ears that are too large or protrude from the head may be adjusted to a more pleasing appearance with ear surgery. This surgery is commonly performed on children or young adults whose self-esteem or social development is threatened by teasing or embarrassment. An incision in the back of the ear allows the surgeon to remove or fold the cartilage so the ear lies closer to the head. The incision is stitched closed and bandages are applied to promote proper healing in the corrected position. After about a week, the bandages are removed, and the patient can return to school and most normal activities. There is nothing more rewarding than to see a patient after surgery come in with their hair proudly pulled back without fear of embarrassment from protruding ears.
Scar revision is typically performed on scars from injury or surgery that are at least a year old. Although no scar can be removed completely, Dr. McCormack is skilled in a variety of surgical techniques that can reduce the severity and improve the appearance of many different kinds of scars.
Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction
Many skin cancers appear on the face or neck due to frequent sun exposure. Often, it is important to the patient that the cancer be removed in the most esthetically pleasing way possible, minimizing the effects of scarring or alteration of the facial structures. Depending on the size and severity of the growth, Dr. McCormack will coordinate treatment with your dermatologist, oncologist, or other doctor to remove the cancerous cells and maintain an acceptable appearance.
Contact McCormack Plastic Surgery
If you would like more information about your options for ear surgery, scar revision or skin cancer removal, we welcome your phone call at (775)284-2020. For your convenience, you may also complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment or request additional information from Dr. McCormack.