Unlike cosmetic plastic surgery, in which the goal is improving the appearance of facial features, reconstructive surgery corrects abnormal structures and tries to restore normal function, with a simultaneous goal of preserving or restoring the aesthetic appeal of the face. These abnormalities may be due to birth defects, such as cleft lips and palates, or they may be acquired in lifeā€”the result of diseases like skin cancer, auto accidents or other traumatic events.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Goldman can help these patients achieve a more normal appearance and erase the stigma associated with these conditions.