Matthew Bridges M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Facial Reconstruction - Richmond, VA

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Overview

Dr. Matthew Bridges is a facial plastic surgeon in Midlothian, VA who helps facial reconstruction patients understand their treatment options and potential results following facial trauma. Undergoing facial skin cancer removal, such as Mohs surgery, can be emotionally traumatic. Sometimes the skin defects created in order to completely remove the cancer can be larger than expected. In addition, trauma from sports, accidents, etc. can also require extensive surgery. A specialist in facial reconstructive surgery, Dr. Bridges focuses on giving each patient natural-looking results with minimal visible scarring.

Surgery Technique

Dr. Bridges uses several different techniques for facial reconstruction surgery based on the size and location being treated. Generally, a flap is created to cover the skin defect, but a skin graft may be needed in some cases. To minimize obvious scars, Dr. Bridges makes his incisions as small as possible and in areas that can be easily concealed. Each patient will also be advised on which scar cream should be used after their surgery for best results.

During/After Surgery

Dr. Bridges uses several different techniques for facial reconstruction surgery based on the size and location being treated. Generally, a flap is created to cover the skin defect, but a skin graft may be needed in some cases. To minimize obvious scars, Dr. Bridges makes his incisions as small as possible and in areas that can be easily concealed. Each patient will also be advised on which scar cream should be used after their surgery for best results.

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Facial Reconstruction FAQs

Why Dr. Bridges?

Reconstruction of defects can be complicated and challenging, especially when they are on the face. That’s why patients should consult with an expert in surgery of the face, head, and neck like Dr. Bridges. Dr. Bridges has extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery, particularly facial reconstruction surgery.

Best Time?

Many patients choose to have their facial reconstruction performed on the same day as their Mohs surgery to minimize their total recovery time and to avoid large scars from forming. Patients who know they want facial reconstruction after their Mohs surgery should schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bridges in advance of the surgery so he can coordinate with their Mohs surgeon. Patients who have existing facial defects should schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bridges to discuss the best technique and time for their facial reconstruction.

Facial Malformations?

Facial reconstruction surgery can be used to repair skin defects created by skin cancer removal or facial traumas. Dr. Bridges can also help patients who have congenital facial defects or wounds created by diseases.

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