The lips play a huge role in the appearance of a person’s face. Not only do they add an attractive quality to the face, but they play “roles” throughout the day. The lips express emotion, they are essential in proper speech, and they are necessary for proper chewing and eating. Those with abnormalities, deficits, or who have experienced trauma to the lips can gain invaluable improvement with expertly performed lip reconstruction by Dr. Maurice Khosh in Manhattan.
Lip reconstruction is a very complex surgical procedure that must accurately deal with the complex series of muscles that control the lips. Because there is a lack of any substantial fibrous framework around the mouth, it takes precision and accurate surgical knowledge to perform plastic surgery to the lip region. Every lip reconstruction procedure is done on an individualized basis. All lips, even of those within the same family, are different. Not to mention that the cause for needing lip reconstruction will vary from person to person.
Many patients who suffered from cancer of the mouth and lips desire to undergo reconstruction after their treatment period is over. If lesions were removed from the lips, the size and shape of the lips will vary and treatment must be customized to fit the needs of each patient. If any facial paralysis is present in a patient that interfere with speech, swallowing, or the ability to manage oral functions, Dr. Khosh will take an interdisciplinary approach to work with the patient’s other physicians in order to create a customized surgical approach that will be successful.
Dr. Maurice Khosh is an expert in addressing lip reconstruction and the needs that accompany them. Dr. Khosh can expertly perform tissue transfer techniques that restore the appearance of the lips as well as lip function. Dr. Khosh has helps patients who have been affected by cancer, tumor removal, congenital abnormalities such as cleft lips, lacerations due to dog bites, and other causes of trauma to the lips and facial region.
If you wish to learn more about lip reconstruction for yourself or a loved one, please contact the practice of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Dr. Khosh is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon who is recognized by patients and colleagues as an outstanding physician.