- Have you had any facial injury lately?
- Has the pain after the injury not subsided even now, months after the surgery?
- Is your face still bruised, although it should have healed already?
- Do you have any scars left after the injury?
- Do you have any facial irregularities, post facial trauma?
- Are the scarswide, and makeyou feel insecure about your appearance?
If yes, that what you have is called aimproperhealy healed or ‘cold’ facial trauma, and you should begin treating it right away, to set your face right.
What is facial trauma Surgery (Maxillofacial Surgery)?
Facial traumas are different types of physical traumas that appear on the face. They can be burns, scars, lacerations, nasal fractures or any other kind of facial bone fractures, as well as bruises or eye injuries. They can cause disfigurement, if not treated well or fast enough. They can appear right after an accident, or even later after it. Some of the most common and the ones that are treated the most at The Esthetic Clinics are the eyelid, orbital, maxillary, mandibular or general facial abnormalities.
How can facial traumas be treated?
Facial trauma surgeries are generally performed to treatfacial trauma. The trauma surgeries vary, depending on the kind of trauma the people have suffered, but the most common ones are the reconstructive surgeries.This kind of surgeries uses plastic reconstructive surgery techniques that range from techniques like primary closure or dressings to skin grafts, free flaps or tissue expansion. Reconstructive surgeries also include surgeries to treat unhealed facial fractures, or malunited facial fractures and techniques to treat asymmetry on the face, such as post a depressed maxillary or frontal bone fracture.
Recovery after Maxillofacial Surgery
The recovery depends on the trauma and on the type of surgery. If the surgery wasn’t such a complicated one, the recovery might be fast; in just a few days, the patients may be as well as before the surgery. However, in more serious surgeries, that take a longer time, the recovery period consists of a separate treatment, rest and a lot of care of the patient. The most common recovery time is about two weeks. After two weeks, the patients are usually able to go back to work and the other activities they used to do before. It is usually mandatory post maxillary and mandibular and Le Fort fracture repair to not chew hard food and be on a liquid diet for weeks post the trauma surgery.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Question)
In case of no immediate side-effects post facial injury, which are the symptoms that should make you suspect non appropriate healing of the injury?
The symptoms that may tell you that you’re suffering of some long-term effects of a trauma are bruising, pain and swelling of the tissues that have been affected. Another symptom could be the nosebleeds; they could tell you that you may have a fracture of the nose, maxilla or base of the skull. Almost any abnormality on your face could be a sign; the nose looking deformed may be a sign of a nasal fracture, the displacement of teeth could also suggest a fracture. Faceasymmetry may also be a sign of fractures or nerve damage.
What are the causes of a facial trauma?
The causes could be accidents, injuries while playing some sports – Contact sports like rugby and boxing are especially dangerous, car accidents, or any other way through which damage can becauseddirectly to your face. Animal attacks have also been one of the causes, but they are very rare; the most common cause is aroad car accident. Because people do not wear their seatbelts or do not respect the general rules of driving safely, even in the cases when the car isn’t damaged, they can suffer a trauma. Because of the motion inertia, when car stops all of a sudden, they can hit their head on things inside the car, such as the mirror or any other thing. It is highly recommended to follow even the simplest rules of driving safely, because you never know when that can save you from a serious trauma.
Which are the ways of diagnosis for a facial trauma?
Earlier, The most used way of diagnosis used to be radiography, the usage of X-rays to show the bones. The bones are generally the onesthat get hurt most often, therefore they are checked first. The best way of discovering all the effects of the facial traumas is, however, the CT scans – The current gold standard of face trauma detection and cure. The CT Scan (Computed Tomography scan) can scan your facial skeleton and make 3 Dimensional images, exactly showing each fractured bone in detail. This is a betterway of finding out what’s wrong with the face, however it’s not available in every hospital. It is the most effective one, and in cases where people have suffered multiple injuries, it is needed, but it’s not always done. Another way of diagnosis is also the angiography, which provides images of the insides of the blood vessels; this way of diagnosis is used when there are large bruises on the face, as there could be bleeding somewhere. The Esthetic Clinic however,offers you all the best ways of discovering any residual effects of face trauma you may have suffered.
What happens when you choose to ignore a facial trauma?
The facial trauma itself is not usually a threat to your life, but it is associated, almost always, with more complicated diseases. It can cause disfigurement, on a long term, if you chooseto ignore it, and it will surely cause problems with your general wellbeing and your facial appearance. It’s best to check and treat everything in time, before it gets more complicated.
Facial Trauma Surgery Before After Photos, See the Patient Result-
What is the cost of Facial Trauma Surgery?
Unforeseen events such as accidents or injury can cause us not only immediate but also lasting harm. Facial trauma is one such complication which can cause facial imperfections, chronic pain and emotional suffering. In such cases, cosmetic surgery can be an essential tool to correct these faults and restore facial structure. Facial trauma surgery is a reconstructive surgery than can correct any damage from facial trauma suffered in the past.
Facial trauma correction surgery is a significant investment of your time and money. You must be aware of the cost of facial trauma correction surgery before you proceed with the procedure. The costs of the procedure will vary upon the location and extent of the trauma and the extent of surgery required to correct it. Extensive discussion about surgery methods and costs should be carried out with your supervising surgeon before any surgery takes place.
The Esthetic Clinic is dedicated to giving you the best standard of care in your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Our head surgeon, Dr. Debraj Shome, is a highly qualified oculoplastic surgeon who has received training in several of the world’s famous hospitals. Along with the latest equipment and techniques, our surgeons can provide you the best possible outcome for your reconstructive surgery.
The Esthetic Clinic has extensive experience in treating immediate as well as long-term effects of facial traumas. Dr. Debraj Shome, one of the best oculoplastic surgeons in the world is available at The Esthetic Clinic. He specialises in facial plastic surgeries and reconstructive surgeries that can be used to correct several types of facial trauma. At The Esthetic Clinic, we can give you the best possible treatment for your facial trauma.
About Dr. Debraj Shome
Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinic, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Holy Family Hospital & Nova Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life …Read more
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