Many facial plastic surgery procedures are performed because they are medically necessary, whether they serve to repair a congenital defect or a scar after a trauma. Dr. Ransom is knowledgeable and experienced with several medically necessary procedures.
Benign lesions include cysts, lipoma, or skin tags, among other benign marks or bumps on the skin. These can be easily removed, and a cosmetic surgeon will be able to ensure the best cosmetic outcome.
Genetic abnormalities, scarring, or other factors can result in ectropion, a functional issue of the lower eyelid in which the eye does not close properly. This can be corrected surgically.
A rhinoplasty is often necessary to improve the patient’s breathing. Functional nasal surgery may be performed for this purpose as well as to improve the appearance of the nose.
While less common than other forms of skin cancer, melanoma is the most dangerous. Removing melanoma is necessary, and reconstruction after the cancer is removed is possible.
Mohs micrographic surgery (also known as Mohs chemosurgery) is a surgical technique in which very thin layers of skin tissue are meticulously removed, stained, and examined under a microscope.
A relatively common and benign condition, osteomas are bony growths that form as hard knobs beneath the skin. Though they can exist anywhere on the skull or face, osteomas frequently occur between the hairline and eyebrow region.
Rhinophyma is a condition of the nose, predominantly in the thicker skin at the tip, that manifests as an obvious enlargement – which is sometimes dramatic.
The septum, or the structure that separates the two nostrils, can have a number of issues which effect the nose’s function. Septoplasty can be performed on its own or as part of a functional rhinoplasty to correct these problems.