Dr. Greg Chernoff offers reconstructive surgery and treatments options to individuals to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injury, disease, or aging. He treats a variety of reconstructive plastic surgery injuries, including dog bites, cuts, burns and traumatic facial and skin injuries.
"I was bit in the face by my dog and was missing about half of my upper lip… I have honestly never been treated with more care and compassion. That treatment has continued at every follow up visit I have had… I know I couldn’t have found a better team of people to help me!*"Read More Reviews
Patients are advised that Dr. Chernoff does not participate in health insurance plans. 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.
Dr. Chernoff’s triple board-certification and expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery renders him as a recognized expert in treating soft tissue trauma of the face and body.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON INJURIES REQUIRING RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY?
Dr. Chernoff is uniquely qualitied in providing reconstructive surgical procedures that can be life-changing for both adults and children. Individuals with deformities resulting from an accident, disease, and those resulting from traumatic injuries such as burns can receive expert reconstructive surgery and treatments from Dr. Chernoff.
Some of the commonly treated reconstructive patients Dr. Chernoff sees are those suffering from dog bites, burns, lacerations and cuts and other types of traumatic injuries. The location of treatment or surgery is based on the type and severity of the injury. In some cases, for lacerations, cuts or bites, the procedures can be performed in our office sterile procedure room. For more complicated cases, it is performed at our outpatient surgery center.
DOG BITE RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
If provoked, all dogs may bite resulting in damage (from minor skin tears to deep tissue damage). If a child or adult is bitten on the face the results can be physically and emotionally devastating. Dr. Chernoff is experienced in repairing simple to extremely complex dog bites.
Dependent upon the bite, Dr. Chernoff may need to use his advanced skin flap techniques to surgically repair the missing and damaged.
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, results 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.
RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY FOR LACERATIONS & CUTS
Accidents happen! Cuts, punctures, deep lacerations, can occur at home or work. The size, depth, and location of the cut determines the extent of stitches that will be needed.
Dr. Chernoff is highly skilled and experienced in surgically treating complicated cuts and lacerations on the face and body.
In many cases, a multi-modality approach for healing incisions is used 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 will provide his suggested treatment protocols.
RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY FOR BURNS
Not all burns are alike in type and severity. There are burns due to excess heat, chemical burns, or electrical burns. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Chernoff has extensive experience in treating a variety of burns. In many cases, minor thermal (heat) burns happen at home and can often be treated with antibiotic cream to prevent infection. However, deeper burns may require more complex treatments including, 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.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR 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.
PREPARING FOR SURGERY AND AFTER SURGERY CARE
Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
Following your reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your surgical wound to promote healing while reducing the potential for infection.
WHY DR. GREG CHERNOFF’S FACIAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR YOUR RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND/OR TREATMENT?
When considering cosmetic/plastic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your delicate reconstructive plastic surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.