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Plastic Surgery for Congenital Eye Conditions

Plastic Surgery for Congenital Eye Conditions Congenital conditions of the eye area can cause more problems than simply changes in cosmetic appearance. The health and function of the eye itself may be at risk without reconstructive plastic surgery to correct the issue. There are several examples of eye conditions that could require ophthalmic reconstructive surgery of…
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The Value of a Second Opinion in Plastic Surgery

The Value of a Second Opinion in Plastic Surgery No one ever finds the perfect relationship by settling, and that’s just as true in plastic surgery as it is throughout the rest of your life. Yet, many patients will choose surgery with the first doctor they meet, instead of taking the time to get a second (or third) opinion.
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The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Wound Care

The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Wound Care Although any type of surgeon closes wounds as part of his or her typical surgical care, there are some situations that require the additional expertise a plastic surgeon alone can offer. With the knowledge and skills of a combination plastic surgeon and wound care specialist, scarring may be reduced and…
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Planning for Head and Neck Reconstruction after Cancer Treatment

Planning for Head and Neck Reconstruction after Cancer Treatment Cancers of the head and neck are all too common. If you have received a cancer diagnosis, it is of course a frightening and difficult time, and you face a number of challenging decisions ahead. For some people, their appearance after surgery matters more than others, but everyone who will…
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Treatment Options for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Treatment Options for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome may not be as common or widely known as carpal tunnel syndrome, but the symptoms associated with it can be just as troublesome. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression on the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside of the elbow. Symptoms include a vague feeling…
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Can You Have a Neck Lift without a Face Lift?

Can You Have a Neck Lift without a Face Lift? When thinking about the visible signs of aging, thoughts of deep facial wrinkles and loose skin often come to mind. Yet, what if your main concerns have nothing to do with your face, and instead you’re worried about the appearance of your neck? Is it possible to improve the signs…
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3 Goals of Revision Rhinoplasty

3 Goals of Revision Rhinoplasty I am often sought out by patients who have had disappointments with rhinoplasty procedures performed elsewhere by other surgeons. Rhinoplasty is often regarded as one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures a plastic surgeon can perform. Revision rhinoplasty, or a second procedure to correct the initial nose surgery, can be…
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Study Proves Sunscreen’s Effectiveness in Halting Photo-Aging

Study Proves Sunscreen’s Effectiveness in Halting Photo-Aging It’s no surprise that regular application of sunscreen can lower one’s risk for both sunburn and skin cancer, by limiting the skin’s exposure to damaging UVA and UVB rays. However, results of a recent study performed at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research at the University of Queensland in Australia, proves…
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Is there a “right” age for Rhinoplasty?

Is there a “right” age for Rhinoplasty? The members of our Austin plastic surgery group are often asked by parents if there’s a “best age” for their child to have a rhinoplasty. Austin parents ask us this question year-round, but we most often hear it during the summer months when high school and college students…
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Welcome to the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas

The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas offers a broad menu of both reconstructive and cosmetic treatments and procedures. Staffed by compassionate plastic surgeons with many years’ experience in their chosen specialties, you and your family are in good hands here! We have three convenient locations to serve…
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