The reconstruction and correction of facial deformities is what drew Dr. Zinn to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the onset of his career.
Facial deformities arise from trauma, tumours, infections and congenital defects. In Australia, skin cancer is by far the most common cause of deformity. All components of the facial anatomy can be affected: skin quality, fat, cartilage, muscle or underlying boney structure. There may also be structural, functional and aesthetic deformities of the lips, nose, eyelids, cheek, scalp and ears that require reconstruction.
The impact such deformities have on a person’s life should not be underestimated. There are personal, social and occupational consequences that only the affected patient may appreciate.
Reconstruction may be needed after resolution of the disease process, or as part of the treatment of the disease itself. Dr. Zinn may work alone, or in conjunction with other specialists to approach a clinical presentation. Each patient’s problem is different and so a full assessment needs to me made prior to embarking on a therapeutic plan.
Dr. Zinn’s philosophy is to reconstruct with the cosmetic ideal in mind. Using both plastic and cosmetic surgical techniques, one’s healing, recovery, scarring and rehabilitation is optimised in a sympathetic, supportive and committed environment.