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 experience from my initial consultation to my post op follow up. The entire staff was wonderful. Kim was a pleasure to work with during scheduling and Carrie was wonderful leading up to my procedure. And I can't say enough about Dr. Paresi. Bedside manner is extremely important when contemplating a medical procedure and he made me feel very relaxed and sure of my decision. And his work is second to none. He's a very skilled doctor and a leader in his field. Overall I could not be happier with the whole experience. I did a lot of research prior to making my decision and I'm so glad I chose De. Paresi. I highly recommend him."- J.O. / Google / Aug 20, 2021
"Gynecomastia surgery - My gynecomastia was causing problems with my long distance biking so I shopped around and settled on Dr. Paresi mostly because he had the nicest staff. Everything went smooth and I appreciated him being patient with my questions. Would highly recommend him."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 10, 2019
"Amazing Results with Dr. Paresi - After loosing a lot of weight I decided to research Doctors who specialized in body lifts. From day one I felt the warmth and confidence of Dr. Paresi and his staff. Kim was awesome always so warm and welcoming answering all my initial questions. During my consultation Dr. Paresi understood my expectations and accurately informed me of what I could expect.My results were beyond my expectations! I feel like my body was completely transformed and gave me back the confidence I needed. his incisions were meticulously placed and the scars are flat, thin, and barely noticeable to the naked eye. If I have any more needs for cosmetic procedures I would definitely use Dr. Paresi. I am so pleased that I found a good quality Dr. that has exceptional skills."- T. / RealSelf / Nov 10, 2020
"I have nothing but the best things to say about Dr. Paresi. He's got a great bedside manner and takes meet as often as your case demands is necessary. He assesses your prospective case with nuance and precision, and he happened to save me the expense in recovery time and money of an unnecessary procedure I was quoted elsewhere. Now two months post-procedure, I'm very happy with the results and quality of care I received!"- C.T. / Google / Oct 23, 2020
"Dr paresi was great. He was very Thorough with the explanation of my procedure and I am very happy with the outcome."- J. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
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.