Face Reconstruction Surgery By Dr. Jaibaji
What Is Face Reconstruction Surgery?
When to Choose Facial Reconstruction
Facial trauma encompasses all injuries to the face, jaw or mouth. Anyone who has experienced damage to one of these areas may benefit from facial trauma reconstruction procedures. Facial trauma procedures are designed to repair:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as skin or gum lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Bony injuries such as facial fractures
- Other regions such as the eyes, facial nerves or salivary glands
The goal of facial trauma reconstruction is to improve both the aesthetic appearance and long-term function of the treatment area through the most minimally invasive approaches possible. Ideal candidates for surgery should possess generally good physical and psychological health as well realistic outcome expectations.
Facial Reconstruction with Dr. Jaibaji
Prior to surgery, your surgeon will work with you to devise a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment will vary greatly depending on the specific location and type of facial injury. Soft tissue injuries such as lacerations to the face are often repaired with sutures.
If large areas of skin are missing, your surgeon may perform flap reconstruction. Flap reconstruction involves transplanting living tissue from another part of your body to the treatment area.
Instances of bony injuries are treated in much the same way as any other broken bone. Because a cast is not a feasible option, a combination of wiring or plating techniques may be used to stabilize the bone. Bone grafts from other parts of your body or synthetic materials may be needed to fill in missing bone.
Dental injuries can be treated with a variety of wiring or bonding techniques. If a tooth has been cleanly knocked out, re-implantation may be possible.
After Facial Reconstruction in La Jolla
Recovery times will depend on the extent and complexity of your procedures. It is realistic to anticipate a moderate amount of swelling and bruising in the treatment area, which may take several weeks to fully resolve. Your surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions and may prescribe pain medication to manage your discomfort. Normal activities may be restricted for several weeks.
Incisions or repaired lacerations should be kept clean. Scars resulting from incision lines will gradually fade and flatten over the course of several months. Severe facial fractures may require additional surgery following the initial healing phase to help restore form and function to the face.
All surgical procedures carry the risk of complication. These risks will be discussed in depth during your consultation. Some risks associated with facial trauma surgery may include adverse reaction to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, infection or undesirable cosmetic outcome.
Schedule a Reconstructive Surgery Consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji
Contact us to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.