Dr. Buckingham and the staff at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery specialize exclusively in medical and surgical management of the face and neck. We believe that by limiting our scope of practice we can provide a superior level of care for our patients and achieve the best possible most natural appearing and enduring results.
Our services include both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with an emphasis on procedures for the aging face, nasal procedures, and reconstructive procedures for skin malignancy, congenital disorders and trauma.
Cosmetic surgery has undergone a transformation in the last ten years. With this transformation has also come an explosion in the number of cosmetic procedures being performed. No longer do patients hide away in their homes for prolonged periods of recovery. Not only are patients more accepting of cosmetic surgery, but newer minimally invasive techniques have created smaller incisions with less bruising, swelling, numbness and resultant down-time.
Dr. Buckingham is an expert in the newest minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques. He has written about and filmed these techniques for a major cosmetic textbook and has taught courses on facial rejuvenation at national meetings of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a trusted, Austin plastic surgeon.
Here are some of the procedures we offer:
Part of the specialty of facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery is to restore the integrity to a traumatized or injured face. Restoration includes both the physical as well as the mental alterations that occur when the face has been altered by congenital, malignant or traumatic injury.
Dr. Buckingham has extensive experience with soft tissue reconstructive techniques for these often challenging problems. He strives to balance artistic sensitivity with technical execution to provide the most favorable long-term outcome for the patient.
Find answers to Reconstructive Surgery questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Q – What is reconstructive surgery?
Facial reconstructive surgery involves the restoration of the integrity of the face following trauma or injury. Reconstructive procedures may be performed to improve function and also to approximate a normal appearance. There are many different types of reconstructive surgeries able to treat a variety of disorders including skin malignancies, congenital disorders and traumatic injuries. Dr. Buckingham has a special interest and expertise in reconstructive surgery from skin cancer. Dr. Buckingham believes strongly in the removal of skin cancer of the face by Mohs surgery. Dr. Buckingham usually teams up with a Mohs surgeon to remove the cancer and then he performs the reconstruction.
Q – Who is a good candidate for reconstructive surgery?
Candidates for reconstructive surgery include individuals who are seeking an improvement in the function and/or appearance of a congenital or developmental defect. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham can help to determine if reconstructive surgery is right for you and the appropriate techniques that can best address your needs.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for reconstructive surgery?
During your consultation for reconstructive surgery, Dr. Buckingham will meet with you and perform a complete facial analysis. He will discuss the best procedures to address your individual needs and be sure to answer any questions that you may have.
Q – What is a congenital defect?
Congenital defects are present at birth. These may include cleft lips, cleft palates, birthmarks and the like. Dr. Buckingham has a special interest in the treatment of hemangiomas and port-wine stains. He does not perform cleft lip or palate surgery.