About Facial Reconstruction
Facial injuries can arise unexpectedly as a result of severe trauma, such as an automobile accident, an animal bite, or a forceful blow. Extensive injuries can also be caused by accidents, such as a fall. In severe cases, facial reconstruction would be warranted to repair not only form, but to restore function, as well. With their keen eyes and artistic hands, our plastic surgeons can provide dramatic, life-altering facial reconstruction to patients. They use their skills to repair virtually any part of the face that requires reconstruction. Since this is a highly technical surgery, patients can rest assured they are in the capable hands of our surgeons.
A severe trauma, like a car accident, sports injury, or animal bite, can cause a facial fracture. Considered any broken bone in the face, a facial fracture may be a broken nose, forehead fracture, broken cheekbone, broken upper or lower jaw, an eye socket fracture, or a midface/maxillary fracture. To ensure the bones heal properly, plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Paresi at Dr. Robert J Paresi, Jr. MD in Chicago offers facial fracture treatment. The treatment repairs the bone to prevent future problems, like trouble breathing, nerve damage, and vision problems, as well as the normal appearance of the face.
"Dr. Paresi is an excellent plastic surgeon! I was welcomed by his classy educated staff, my consultation was amazing! Kim was fabulous, and Adi is an excellent patient consultant! I felt so confident because Dr P was the first surgeon who actually measured me and helped me select the perfect implants for my size body. Im an NPC womens figure/physique athlete and Dr Paresi incorporated science and beauty to make my breast augmentation a success! Im so glad i choose him, im 11 days post surgery and they look exactly how i wanted them to , i have an athletic body with perfect 36DD breasts!!! Hes amazing i had no pain because he used Experal as a pain desensitizer! I woke up from surgery and was like amazed at the only feeling i felt was sleepy! Im glad they used experal because its like i didnt feel anything!! Dr P and his staff also sent flowers to my house and his nurse Sheena was so sweet and nice , his surgical tech was great they all work amazing as a dream team !! I recommend this Dr and surgical center to everyone! If you want to be treated by educated trained professionals who know how to meet your needs then go to Inside Look! There silicon gel naturell implants are perfect! Dr P even took extra time to release some pectoral muscle so i have the perfect round full voluptuous cleavage i could ever dream of! They made me a new woman im so happy!!"- C.M. / Google / Nov 26, 2016
"Dr Paresi is a Very Wonderful Doctor! He is not only Very Professional and Very Intelligent but Very Kind as well! He goes above and beyond to make you happy about the results of your procedure. He is a perfectionist which is exceptional! I Highly Recommend his Services! Also his staff is so very friendly and always willing to help in such a nice manner! Margaret Richter"- M.M. / Facebook / Sep 28, 2019
"Great group of a professionals. Dr Paresis did a wonderful job and has great bedside manner. His staff was very helpful all the way through this process! I'm very happy with the results of my surgery. I was extremely happy with the many follow up appointments to make sure everything was healing correctly and to address any concerns I had."- H.S. / Google / Sep 17, 2019
"This is a great group. The office is clean and the staff is very friendly. The Dr spent plenty of time answering all my questions. I especially appreciate that they treat the follow up equally as import as the surgery itself. I am thrilled with the results and would go back to the same group if I chose to have any additional procedures."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 13, 2019
"Dr. Paresi and his staff are amazing! I had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Kim is very knowledgeable and personable. Regina is the sweetest soul to have walked this earth. Dr. Paresi is very experienced and took the time to answer all of my questions. I had a tummy tuck in April. I'm a mother of twins. I carried two heathy babies to term. The cost? My abdominals. There was a severe separation and I lacked core strength, not to mention... a waistline. Not only am I happy with the results, but the tightening of my abdominals has stopped ALL of my hip and lower back pain!"- J.M. / Google / Sep 11, 2019
During this procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Reconstructive surgery is usually used to repair fractures and lacerations that affect the cheekbones, jawbone, eye socket, and brow. Bone segments often need to be realigned and held into place. Grafts from other parts of the body and flaps may be used to provide needed coverage and further support. For especially complex cases, multiple surgeries may be needed to fully restore form and function. Depending on the type of surgery and severity, the length of surgery can vary widely. Patients are often able to return home the day of surgery.
Incisions will be stitched close after surgery and the surgical site will be properly dressed. Patients can expect pain, discomfort, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. Pain medication can be prescribed to alleviate these symptoms. Patients will need to visit their surgeon for follow-up appointments in the days, weeks, and months following surgery. The recovery process can be extensive for some patients. Over time, patients will not only notice a dramatic change in appearance, but can also expect restored form, such as restoration of facial sensation and proper function of tear and salivary ducts.
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Facial Fracture FAQs
The best candidates for facial fracture treatment:
- Have suffered a traumatic injury or accident
- Have a loss of function, such as nerve damage
- Have extensive cosmetic issues with their appearance
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
Do I Need Surgery?
Facial fracture treatment is crucial to not only stop the pain and symptoms caused by the broken bone. It also helps patients to restore their appearance and facial function with facial fracture treatment The surgery is effective in providing you with the confidence to show your face off proudly. No matter what your condition, we have proven techniques to help turn your life around. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.
Why A Plastic Surgeon?
An ER doctor or general surgeon may be able to treat facial fractures, but a plastic surgeon treats the fracture while helping the patient maintain a normal appearance. A plastic surgeon has special training and techniques that allow them to repair facial fractures in a way that avoids deformities or unattractive results. It is best to talk to a plastic surgeon before allowing any doctor to repair your facial fracture, so it can be done right the first time.