Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Taking Care of You: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The experts at Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provide care for patients with a wide range of aesthetic and functional conditions of the face and neck. Our surgeons are board-certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and have received extensive specialized training in both areas. Our fellowship program and cutting-edge research programs contribute to the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery as one of the top-tier Ear, Nose and Throat programs in the nation.

Patient Care Excellence

Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is one of two medical centers in the nation that offers the option of a combined microtia and atresia surgery, as well as one of the only medical centers to offer electromyography (EMG) guided Botox treatment at our Facial Synkinesis Clinic. Our team specializes in facial nerve grafting and reanimation procedures.  We are investigating potential new treatments for synkinesis, as well as new methods and materials for reconstructive ear surgeries.

Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery utilizes a variety of advanced testing options, including CT scans and endoscopy, to evaluate airway function for nasal breathing or nasal obstruction issues.  We also work closely with other specialty departments to create unique treatment options and breakthroughs in research. We strive to address a patient’s functional and cosmetic needs by offering combination procedures such as sinus and rhinoplasty surgery.

 

Conditions We Treat

  • Congenital facial and ear deformities
  • Cosmetic/aesthetic conditions of the nose, ear and face
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Scars
  • Skin cancer defects
  • Synkinesis

 

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox and dermal fillers
  • Corneal neurotization surgery
  • Cosmetic otoplasty
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Deep plane facelift (high superficial musculoaponeurotic system facelift)
  • Electromyography (EMG)-guided botulinum toxin therapy
  • Endoscopic brow lift
  • Facial electromyography assessment
  • Facial reanimation surgery
  • Facial reconstruction surgery
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Periocular surgery
  • Reconstructive ear surgery
  • Septal perforation repair
  • Septoplasty
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Vestibular stenosis repair

 

Innovations, Awards, and Technology

The Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team members are highly regarded experts in the field. Our surgeons frequently speak both nationally and internationally about cutting-edge research and treatment in microtia and atresia, facial nerve disorders and reanimation, combined sinus and rhinoplasty surgery, and more.

In addition to participating in extensive innovative research and offering patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials, members of the Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team are honored to be board members for multiple national otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery organizations. 

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team, please call (615) 322-6180.

Programs and Services

We also work closely with the following related programs and services:

Selected Publications

Vanderbilt Publications

New Physician Spotlight: Shiayin Yang

Shiayin Yang, MD, an otolaryngologist who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center after completing a fellowship at the University of Michigan. She began seeing patients Nov. 5. To continue reading...

Scientific Peer-Reviewed Articles

(bolded names held primary faculty appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the time of publication)