In the field of reconstructive surgery, free functional muscle transfer (FFMT) is a transformative procedure that restores movement for patients with facial paralysis. Surgeon Robert Texeira, MD, breaks down the intricacies of FFMT, exploring who makes an ideal candidate and the results one can expect. Whether you or a loved one are considering this procedure, learn about the potential of FFMT in facial reanimation and how it helps patients reclaim their smiles.
Whether you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic, medical reasons, or for abnormalities due to injury or trauma, you want to feel confident and comfortable talking to your surgeon. Before deciding...
Bell's palsy is a rare disorder that impacts the functioning of the nerve that controls the movement of the face. For a majority of patients, facial paralysis and other side effects will improve within a few weeks to a couple of months. But for a small number of patients, it can last even longer, requiring a surgical procedure to help their quality of life. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Sarah Akkina, MD, discusses "facial reanimation" and the many surgical options available to treat the debilitating effects of long-term Bell's palsy and give patients back their ability to smile.
After significant weight loss, many people are left with excess loose skin around their abdominal area. An abdominoplasty—or “tummy tuck”—is a surgical operation that removes this excess skin and tightens your abdominal wall muscles. Plastic surgeon Brad Rockwell, MD, discusses the different types of abdominoplasty available to patients and how to decide which one is right for you.
A ganglion cyst is a large fluid-filled cyst that forms on joints and is commonly found on wrists. Despite what you may see on social media, popping this type of growth with a needle or thumping it with a big book is the very last thing you want to do. Hand specialist Brad Rockwell, MD, explains what these cysts are, why it’s dangerous to pop them, and the type of doctor you should see for treatment.
In October 2021, the FDA released new safety guidelines regarding breast implants. For patients seeking breast reconstruction, revision, or augmentation surgery, these new rules will impact your experience with the procedure. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains the importance of the new rules and what they mean for breast augmentation patients.
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is not a magic overnight process. To get results, these surgical procedures take a lot of time, after-care, and money. Dr. Courtney Crombie explains the realities of cosmetic procedures that all patients should know when considering an operation.
Liposuction and abdominoplasty are two common surgical options to remove stubborn fat from the stomach. While both cosmetic procedures aim to make your midsection look flatter or tighter, the procedures are very different. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Courtney Crombie explains the differences between the procedures and which one would be best for you.
Many women with breast cancer want to have a bilateral mastectomy even if they only have one breast affected by cancer. No matter what you choose, there are support groups, doctors and even tattoo artists at Huntsman Cancer Institute who will give you the best treatment and recovery possible. In this podcast, reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jay Agarwal and Dr. Kirtly Jones talk about breast cancer treatment, recovery, and taking back your life as a breast cancer survivor.
Breast cancer patients and their loved ones might have a lot of questions about the possibility of reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Jay Agarwal is a breast reconstructive surgeon at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and he’s here to answer those questions. Dr. Kirtly Jones and Dr. Agarwal discuss the surgery and the many options breast cancer patients have when it comes to mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
Women who have undergone a significant weight loss may also experience a loss in breast size or change in shape. After achieving your weight goal, you may no longer be filling your bra the way you’d like. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with Dr. Cori Agarwal, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon at U of U Health, to discuss what can happen to breast structure during significant weight loss and what options are available to get the body you want after losing fat.
Choosing a surgeon for your breast augmentation can be difficult and time consuming. With so many things to consider - facility, surgeon qualifications and experience, previous work - it's important...
The nasal surgery to straighten a deviated septum, or a septoplasty, is commonly thought of as a way to improve a person’s sleep. According to ENT physician Dr. Marc Error, the surgery is not a reliable treatment for sleep issues. Find out what the procedure is good at treating and what non-surgical options are available to improve your sleep.