General reconstructive plastic surgery procedures
Dr. Roth can perform reconstruction surgery to address a wide range of birth defects, injuries, and age-related conditions affecting all regions of the body. He will develop a unique treatment plan to restore functionality, provide relief, and improve your appearance. Although he typically starts with the most conservative option, he also offers a range of advanced treatments. These procedures include flap and microsurgery, tissue expansion, skin grafts, nerve repair, and finger reattachment.
Dr. Roth can address skin damage in a number of ways. The method he selects for your scar will depend on its location, size, and type. Treatments may include:
Topical ointments or steroid injections are most successful in the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars. The steroids will slow the production of collagen, softening your skin and flattening your scar.
Through dermabrasion, Dr. Roth will remove the top layer of damaged skin. This treatment can be very successful on raised areas, but it is not typically helpful if you have recessed scars.
During Z-plasty, your surgeon will create a flap of tissue, moving the scar close to the natural creases of your skin. Dr. Roth often uses this treatment to minimize the appearance of facial scars.
Skin grafting is typically reserved for serious wounds, such as burns. Dr. Roth will take a tissue sample from an undamaged part of your body or from a donor. He will use it to cover the wounded area. As you heal, the skin and blood vessels will knit together.
During flap surgery, your surgeon will use skin, blood vessels, and, if necessary, muscle from another area of your body. Often, these tissues will remain attached to the original blood vessels. Dr. Roth will use the flap to cover the damaged area, typically with better cosmetic results than skin grafting.
UV radiation is the primary cause of skin cancer. Most people are at risk for cancer from sun exposure. However, if you use tanning booths, you have greater chances of developing the disease. Cancer causes mutations in cell DNA. In turn, this will result in rapid, abnormal cell division, and a cancerous growth will appear in the affected area. There are three primary types of skin cancer:
Basal cell carcinomas
These growths are malignant, but it is unlikely that they will spread. Nevertheless, they can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, so it is important to have them removed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Squamous cell carcinomas
These carcinomas most frequently appear on the lips and face. They grow slowly. However, they can eventually spread to your lymph nodes and internal organs, making appropriate treatment a vital concern.
Melanomas are the least common but most dangerous type of skin cancer. They can spread quickly throughout your whole body. Fortunately, with appropriate and timely treatment, they can be cured completely.
Your procedure will begin with Dr. Roth obtaining fat from an area of the body that has sufficient, unwanted tissue, such as the thighs, backside, or abdomen. The fat removal process can be performed with a syringe or a specialized liposuction tube, called a cannula. After the fat is removed, Dr. Roth will process and cleanse it, harvesting the beneficial effects it can provide to the skin. Once it is ready, the purified fat will be injected into pre-determined areas of your face. Since this all-natural anti-aging remedy uses tissue from your own body, there is no worry that the graft will be rejected. Fat transfers are not only safe, but can achieve several benefits.