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.
"Fantastic service all around. Very kind and professional atmosphere, Dr. Paresi really cares for his patients and goes above and beyond to make sure they’re happy and comfortable with results. The nurses are all fantastic as well."- A.V. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"Caring, Friendly and Professional Experience - From my initial meeting with Dr. Paresi's office all the way through surgery and post-op, Dr. Paresi and his entire staff were kind, friendly and professional. All questions were thoroughly answered from the beginning, including the procedure and outcome. The staff ensured that I had all my necessary prescriptions beforehand and was well taken care of before, during and after the procedure. The surgery was seamless and my recovery time was not very long at all. Within two days, I felt normal, minus some regular bruising and swelling to be expected. I would highly recommend Dr. Paresi for cosmetic and health needs related to rhinoplasty and septoplasty."- E. / RealSelf / Apr 23, 2020
"Woman Grows Younger!!! - Doctor Parisi has performed two procedures for me. He was candid and explained everything to me in advance. Doctor Paresi is an artist. His approach is both clinical as well as creative. I was impressed just observing his plan for my body. I am 73 and not one person believes my age. Doctor changed my life with his techniques and I am now so much more confident I never felt that he was looking for money. In fact, there were times that he said that there was no reason to have another procedure.Doctor took as much time with me so that I was always ready for what the immediate result would be which totally helped me to understand and trust."- D.D. / RealSelf / Apr 08, 2020
"Dr. Paresi and his staff are amazing! So friendly, and made me feel comfortable. It was my first time getting any type of surgery, so the day of I was extremely nervous. I was 18 at the time, and decided to have a breast reduction (I was a 34H bra size, I am 5’2”/150lbs, it was very difficult to find clothing for me). I am now 2 1/2 months post-op, and I am very pleased with the results. I now wear a 34DD. My breasts are finally proportionate to my body and life is so much easier. No more back pain, headaches, or daily inconveniences. They are healing up beautifully. This was probably the best decision I ever made, and Dr. Paresi and his staff did a wonderful job. I will definitely be returning in the future for any other plastic surgery I decide to get. I would recommend Dr.Paresi 10/10 times. Him and his staff are very experienced and always there to help you/answer any questions. Thank you Dr. Paresi and staff for your hard work and amazing customer service!"- C.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2020
"Dr. Paresi and his staff were amazing from my first consultation, throughout my procedure, and follow up. Very professional office. Dr. Paresi was highly recommended by another doctor and after my experience I would highly recommend him as well."- D.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2020
Facial Fracture Treatment Surgical Technique
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.
Facial Fracture Treatment During/After 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.