Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Expert Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Greg Chernoff offers reconstructive surgery and treatment options to patients who have suffered from a traumatic injury. His goal is focused on making his patients feel whole again by medically and aesthetically treating the injury or burn.

Dr. Chernoff treats a variety of reconstructive plastic surgery injuries, including dog bites, cuts, burns, and traumatic facial and skin injuries. His triple board certification and expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery renders him a recognized expert in treating soft tissue trauma of the face and body.

Highest Praises for Dr. Chernoff

My family will forever be grateful to Dr. Chernoff for his help, compassion and incredible talent. We had a family emergency this week when my son's fiancé [sic] was bitten by a dog and lost the upper half of her lip…The surgery was an amazing success, and the care and compassion for her continues. His team has been a life send as well. We feel truly blessed and have the highest praises for Dr. Chernoff and his entire team.

- Lisa C.

What Is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

Reconstructive plastic surgery is done to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injury, disease, or aging. Typically, there are two types of patients that require reconstructive plastic surgery:

  • Individuals born with congenital anomalies, such as cleft lip, hand deformities, craniofacial defects
  • Individuals with deformities resulting from an accident or disease, and those resulting from traumatic injuries such as burns

Dr. Chernoff is uniquely qualified to provide reconstructive procedures that can be life-changing for both adults and children.

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What Are Some Common Injuries Requiring
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

Dog Bites

Kind and friendly dogs may bite if they are provoked or feel threatened. These injuries vary dramatically in severity from minor skin tears to deep tissue trauma. Dr. Chernoff has treated and repaired extremely complex dog bites. Bites to the face can be devastating for both adults and children. When needed, Dr. Chernoff will use advanced skin flap techniques to surgically repair the damaged or missing tissue.

Dr. Chernoff uses a multi-modality approach for healing incisions that involve growth factor treatments, advanced light-based therapies, topical gels, and healing skin barriers. These treatments combined with his meticulous suturing technique, result in incisions that are barely visible. After repairing the injury, Dr. Chernoff often prescribes antibiotics when treating dog bites to minimize the risk of infection.

Lacerations & Cuts

Lacerations, or cuts can occur from sharp objects or by hitting your face or body during a fall. Not all cuts require stiches/sutures. The size, depth, and location of the cut determines if stitches will help or shorten the healing process. Dr. Chernoff has extensive experience repairing complicated cuts and lacerations on the face and body.

Dr. Chernoff uses a multi-modality approach for healing incisions that involves growth factor treatments, advanced light-based therapies, topical gels and healing skin barriers. These treatments combined with his meticulous suturing technique, results in incisions that are barely visible. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff can provide his recommendation and his suggested treatment plan.

Burns

Dr. Chernoff has extensive experience in treating many types of burns including exposure to heat, chemicals, or electricity. Most thermal (heat) burns happen at home and can often be treated with antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Deeper or more complicated burns may require cleaning (debridement) and reconstruction. Dr. Chernoff uses a multi-modality approach for healing burns that involves growth factor treatments, advanced light-based therapies, topical gels and healing skin barriers.

Where Will the Reconstructive Surgery/Treatment Be Performed?

The location of treatment or procedure will be based on the type and severity of the injury. Some care can be performed in our office’s sterile procedure room. For more complicated cases, it is performed at our outpatient surgery center. Dr. Chernoff has been granted permission to perform emergency procedures like this in the surgery center – it is not a hospital-based surgery center; however, elective procedures have been required to stop. It is not considered elective if it’s an injury.

What Is the Cost of Reconstructive Surgery/Treatment Services?

Dr. Chernoff is not included in insurance networks. You will need to pay for your treatment at the time of service and then, you may submit to your insurance company for coverage. We do not guarantee any reimbursement for treatment. During your consultation, you will be provided with an estimated cost to treat your injury.