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MUSC Health’s surgeons perform migraine surgery on Denise Stout at Ashley River Tower.

Facial Surgery

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

  • Change appearance of nose
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time is typically one to two weeks (reduced swelling may take up to six months)

Nasal Septal Surgery 

  • Straighten nose and septum to improve breathing
  • Sometimes performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time one to two weeks (reduced swelling may take up to six months)

Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty) 

  • Reshaping ears to regain folds
  • Placing ears closer to the scalp to decrease prominence
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time is typically one to two weeks

Skin Cancer Resection 

  • Excision of all types of skin cancers
  • Office versus operating room procedure depending on size of cancer
  • Recovery time depends on size of cancer

Reconstruction After Cancer Excision 

  • Large skin cancers require borrowing of tissue from other areas to close the wounds
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time is typically three to six weeks

Facial Fracture Repair 

  • Repair of fractures after injury
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time depends on type of fracture