When is facial trauma surgery necessary?
Facial trauma from motor vehicle crashes, falls, and animal bites are common causes of injury that could result in a need for facial reconstruction.
When a person suffers from facial fractures or other facial trauma such as surgery, illness or genetic malformation, surgeons specially trained in reconstructing facial features can restore both function (blinking, smiling, talking and eating) and appearance, supporting health and well-being.
Facial Reconstruction: What to Expect
In order to rebuild facial features, Dr. Michelle Sieffert may use tissues from your body with a microvascular free tissue transfer, or “free flap,” during which she will takes skin, bone or muscle from one part of your body to reconstruct new facial features. When this approach is not possible, implants and prosthetic devices can help restore natural-looking contours and features.
Depending on your needs, your procedure may take place in our office under local anesthesia, or at a surgery center under general anesthesia. Dr. Sieffert will create a personalized treatment plan that may include:
- Facial paralysis surgery
- Microvascular free tissue transfer
- Rhinoplasty surgery
- Scar removal
- Skin cancer excision