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Dr. Scannell offers a selective variety of facial plastic surgical procedures. His most popular (and favorite!) is Rhinoplasty. Dr. Scannell specializes in Cosmetic Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty. During your consultation, he will provide a detailed outline of the surgery and your outcomes. Dr. Scannell provides a fun and comforting atmosphere for his patients.
His surgical menu includes the following:
Surgical correction of a descending forehead and brow. Several incisions and approaches can be used for this procedure, but the ultimate goal remains the same - to elevate the brow to a more youthful position.
Surgical correction of fullness and laxity of skin and subcutaneous tissues of the upper neck. Common techniques used for this surgery include liposuction and excision of excess skin and subcutaneous fat.
The most common facial implants are chin, jaw, cheek, nose, orbital (around the eye) and temporal (sides of the skull) implants.
Surgical treatment of ear lobe injuries. Often can be performed under local anesthesia in the office.
Surgical correction of the nose. Common rhinoplasty goals include removing a dorsal hump, narrowing the tip and creating more tip definition, increasing tip rotation and straightening and narrowing the nose. This surgery is also often performed in conjunction with a septoplasty (septorhinoplasty) to improve breathing. Considered the most difficult facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty demands an experienced surgeon with extensive training in nasal surgery. Being dual board certified in ENT and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Scannell is uniquely qualified to perform rhinoplasty, and he considers it one of his primary passions.
Surgical correction of excess eyelid skin and peri-orbital fullness. Because the eye is the focal point of the face, blepharoplasty can provide one of the most dramatic results of all facial plastic surgery. It softens and rejuvenates the eyes, making the patient appear more rested and energetic. It can also significantly improve vision if the excess skin is obstructing the patient’s visual field. Blepharoplasty is minimally invasive, can often be performed under local anesthesia and has a quick post-operative recovery.
Surgical correction of enlarged or protruding ears. Oftentimes otoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia and utilizes a combination of cartilaginous excision, scoring and placement contouring sutures.
Surgical correction of post-traumatic injuries, scars and defects resulting from skin cancer/MOHS surgery. Having trained at a large tertiary care hospital under Dr. Shan Baker (a leader in the field of MOHS reconstruction and author of “Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction”, Mosby 1995, 2007), Dr. Scannell has extensive experience in reconstructive surgery and considers it one of his passions along with rhinoplasty.
Surgical correction of the aging face with particular attention paid to neck laxity, jowling and loss of cheek volume. Like browlifts, facelifts can be performed via multiple approaches with varying degrees of invasiveness. Common approaches include suture suspension, mini-facelifts and traditional facelifts aimed at tightening the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), a fascial layer which lies deep to the facial skin.
A cosmetic procedure aimed at augmenting the size of a patient's lips, by either making them fuller by way of dermal fillers or reducing their size.
Surgical treatment of lesions of the facial skin. There are various cutaneous lesions of the head and neck, which are amenable to surgical treatment. Benign lesions such as moles (nevi), seborrheic keratosis, lipomas and sebaceous cysts, as well as pre-malignant lesions (actinic keratosis) and malignancies, are all commonly treated through our office and referred to us from primary care physicians, dermatologists and general surgeons.
Surgical correction of the cheek. Often performed quickly, relatively without pain. The outpatient procedure usually takes 30 minutes.