Facial reconstruction can be necessary due to many different factors. In most cases, a patient has suffered an injury to the face that has caused minor to severe fracturing. When facial fractures change the aesthetics of the face, a patient can be left with feelings of depression, loss, or diminished self-confidence. Dr. Nazarian understands that when a patient suffers traumatic facial fractures it is important to repair the injury so that the patient can heal both physically and emotionally.
When To Consider Facial Reconstruction Surgery
Dr. Sheila Nazarian understands that when a patient suffers traumatic facial fractures it is important to repair the injury so that the patient can heal both physically and emotionally.
Facial Fractures can be complicated to evaluate as well as treat. Jaw and orbital fracturing can be especially complex to repair. After an accident, maxillofacial surgery can repair bone and soft tissue in the areas of the face that define a persons unique features and most recognizable traits. Reconstructive maxillofacial surgery can be performed quickly after an accident, many times within days of the initial trauma. This can result in the most desirable results as well as provide the patient with peace of mind and confidence they need during the healing process.
Some Examples of Specific Facial Fractures:
- Zygoma (Cheek Bones): The facial bones are repositioned and fixed to surrounding stable bone structures using small plates and screws.
- Maxilla and Mandible (Upper and Lower Jaw): These fractures can affect the proper alignment of the jaws and teeth. Surgical re-alignment using metal braces (Arch Bars), plates, and screws can be performed.
- Forehead, Sinus, Frontal Bones: Forehead trauma can result in sinus posterior and anterior damage. Plates, screws, and bone grafts can correct deformities and support sinus walls to promote healing and easier breathing. Other surgeries are sometimes required to aid the sinuses in proper drainage.
- Nose and Nasal Bones: Can result in blocked nasal passages, crooked appearance, and nasal septum deviation. These require re-alignment, septum straightening, and reduction techniques.For more information on Reconstructive Surgery or to find out if it’s the right procedure for you, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.