We are all recognized by features of our bodies that set us apart from others. Our faces are our most distinguishable features, which are greatly affected by our mouths. The lips are one of the most expressive parts of the face, reacting to emotions that you feel and conveying them to others. The lips are also a fundamental part of normal speech, eating, and swallowing. Those with abnormalities to their lips can be greatly impacted by lip reconstruction.
There are different causes which result in the need for lip reconstruction. Children born with congenital malformations often undergo lip reconstruction at an early age to prevent uncomfortable situations and bullying in their childhood. There is often a need for two or three surgeries in a child’s first few years of life as they grow and develop. Cosmetic improvements are typically performed when the child is older and a more mature appearance of the face has developed.
Cancer of the mouth is also a common cause for lip reconstruction. Tobacco use and over-exposure to the sun are the most common causes for lip cancer. When cancer is removed from the lips, a portion of the lip must also be removed in order to extract cancer carrying cells and lymph nodes. Dr. Maurice Khosh is well known for being able to remove cancer and then providing cosmetic lip reconstruction to reconstruct the lip (or lips) and to keep scars well hidden.
Dr. Khosh is a nationally recognized facial cosmetic surgeon who is an expert in addressing lip deformities. Whether the cause is from injury, congenital malformation, cancer, or patients are simply seeking an improvement to the appearance of their lips, Dr. Maurice Khosh has unmatched experience. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh. He is proud to help you or your family members regain or restore fully functional and attractive lips.