Nowadays, there is so much talk of celebrity plastic surgery that it is sometimes easy to forget that sometimes cosmetic is not all driven by vanity. In a recent local report by WNCN, out of Royal Oak, Michigan, and one little girl is being treated with reconstructive plastic surgery after suffering a facially devastating animal attack.
According the report, Charlotte Ponce "was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby, has a new ear growing on her arm. Charlotte Ponce is now 12 years old, but when she was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.”
“So far, Charlotte has had her nose, cheeks and lips rebuilt. A plastic surgeon shaped her new ear with cartilage from her ribs, and then implanted it on her arm to help the skin grow. 'And you see I'm very pleased with the projection, you can see the ear here. Once we release it, you'll see a lot of projection when I release the scar, the whole tissue is going to be moved up to her head,' Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate said. This week, the doctor will take the ear out of Charlotte’s arm, and put it in the right spot. The procedure is expected to take six to eight hours."
Remember, sometimes, cosmetic surgery really is about improving your way of life! More than one million reconstructive surgeries are performed per year, and unlike elective cosmetic surgeries, most insurance carriers cover reconstructive surgery. Facial reconstructive surgery allows patients like Charlotte to feel better and healthier. Facial reconstructive surgery differs from cosmetic surgery because it wholly alters the appearance of abnormal facial structures and damaged features, as opposed to enhancing already “normal” appearances.
If you are interested in receiving plastic surgery and would like to know more about your options, contact one of our representatives. We can arrange for you to meet with a board-certified specialist uniquely qualified to your needs and expectations. Call or contact us today to get started.