What Is Facial Trauma Surgery
Traumatic injuries can result in significant functional and cosmetic deficits. And when the injuries are to the face, the damage can have a serious physical and psychological impact on patients. Whether it is a soft tissue laceration, bony fracture or other type of injury, place your trust in a specialist dedicated to restoring your natural appearance.
Dr. Hall’s experience and dual training as a facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon makes him expertly qualified to treat the following conditions:
- Nasal fractures
- Orbital fractures (fractures of the bones around the eye)
- Mandibular fractures (fractures of the jaw)
- Midface or zygomatic fractures (fractures of the cheek bones)
- Frontal sinus fractures (fractures of the forehead or brow)
- Soft tissue lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
Depending on the extent of your injury, surgery is either performed in the office under local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. At your consultation, we will review the treatment options for your facial laceration repair or fracture repair and customize a surgical plan accordingly. If you have undergone imaging (CT scan, X-ray, MRI, etc) prior to your consultation, please bring a disc with the images for review. Our goal with surgery is to restore your natural anatomy while minimizing any chance of scarring or residual deformity.
The length of your recovery and aftercare will largely depend on the extent of the trauma you sustained and the type of repair required. Occasionally, multiple procedures are necessary for optimal reconstruction. If this is the case, a staged procedure at a later date will be required.