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Facial fractures are fractures in the bones of the face – the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheeks, and nose or eye sockets – usually the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports or industrial accidents, and physical altercations. Facial fractures are treated as any other type of fracture in the body, stabilization and fixation, traditionally through plate and screw fixation to allow the bones to grow back together properly. Our goal at New Leaf Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to return the injured area to normal function and appearance. Each case is unique, and our experienced medical team is well-equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of facial fractures.
Am I a Good Candidate for Reconstruction of Facial Fractures?
Our expert care at New Leaf Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is tailored to individuals of all ages who have suffered facial fractures. Ideal candidates for reconstruction include those who have sustained facial fractures due to automobile accidents, falls, or workplace incidents.
Young patients who have experienced facial trauma while playing or during childhood accidents are typically excellent candidates. Athletes who have experienced facial injuries during contact sports like football, hockey, or boxing may also undergo reconstructive surgery.
Older individuals may be more prone to fractures due to age-related bone-density issues. Older patients may be candidates, depending on their overall health.
The first step toward your recovery is a thorough consultation with Dr. Candis Lovelace. She will conduct a comprehensive examination of your facial injuries. Advanced imaging techniques such as CT scans or X-rays may be used to assess the extent of the fracture. Your medical history and any relevant details will be discussed to create a personalized treatment plan.
A range of cutting-edge procedures and treatments are available to address facial fractures:
- Closed Reduction – Non-surgical realignment of fractured bones using manual manipulation
- Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) – Surgical procedures that involve realigning broken bones and securing them with specialized hardware
- Maxillofacial Surgery – Comprehensive surgical interventions for complex facial fractures involving the jaw and facial bones
- Reconstruction and Cosmetic Procedures – Can address facial disfigurement and restore aesthetics post-fracture
Recovery and Healing
The recovery period following facial-fracture reconstruction varies depending on the severity of the injury and the treatment administered. Swelling and bruising are common in the initial days, but they will gradually subside. Elevating one’s head while sleeping can help reduce swelling. Pain management and wound care will be prioritized.
Rest is crucial during the early recovery phase. Patients may need to limit physical activities and avoid strenuous exercise. Physical therapy may be recommended to help restore functionality and mobility. A soft diet may be recommended to avoid strain on the jaw and facial structures. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to track your progress and address any concerns.
Schedule Your Consultation
Restore your facial structure and/or function and improve your quality of life with reconstruction of facial fractures in Fort Worth. Contact New Leaf Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule your consultation today.