May 10, 2024

Who Needs Facial Trauma Reconstruction ?

If you have suffered any severe trauma to the face that negatively affected your mouth or jawbone, you may want to consider some form of facial reconstruction.

Facial trauma reconstruction is a surgical procedure that is used to repair injuries to the face. These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, violence, and cancer.


How is Facial Trauma Reconstruction performed ?

The goal of facial trauma reconstruction is to restore the appearance and function of the face. This can be done by repairing broken bones, reconstructing soft tissue, and replacing missing teeth.

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to perform facial trauma reconstruction. These techniques include:

  •  Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF): This is a surgical procedure that is used to repair broken bones. ORIF involves placing metal plates and screws to hold the bones in place while they heal.
  •  Soft tissue reconstruction: This is a surgical procedure that is used to reconstruct soft tissue that has been damaged or lost. Soft tissue reconstruction can be done using a variety of techniques, including skin grafts, flaps, and implants.
  •  Dental implants: Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone. Once the implants have healed, artificial teeth can be attached to them.

Facial trauma reconstruction is a complex procedure that requires the expertise of an experienced surgeon.

If you have been injured in an accident or have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be a candidate for facial trauma reconstruction. Talk to your doctor to learn more about this procedure and whether it is right for you.