After a traumatic event, complex bony or soft tissue damage to the jaw, cheeks, eye sockets, or nose may require surgery, known as facial reconstruction.
The Woodlands oral surgery clinic provides the most cutting-edge methods for addressing these post-traumatic abnormalities. The most favorable results for patients are achieved when cutting-edge craniofacial techniques are combined with cutting-edge technology utilized in the design and planning of restorative surgery.
Facial trauma surgery: Reconstructive procedures
Surgery for facial reconstruction can be conducted at a hospital, an outpatient surgery center, or the surgeon’s office.
The surgeon will make a thorough physical and medical history before the procedure to determine whether to utilize the patient’s tissue, such as skin or cartilage, to rebuild an area in particular or whether a prosthesis or implant might be more suitable.
Using anesthesia, the surgical team is going to take great care to ensure the patient is at ease throughout facial reconstruction surgery. The surgical staff may advise general anesthesia, which causes a profound sleep throughout the procedure, for more complex surgeries.
In order to comfort patients undergoing minor surgery and to cause numbness around the area of surgery, sedative medicines, and local anesthesia may be applied. Before the surgery, the surgeon will go through the best strategy.
Types of Facial Reconstruction
Procedures for facial reconstruction include the following:
- After cancer surgery, the face, head, and neck structures are rebuilt.
- Reconstructing the nose
- modification of cleft lip and palate
- Ear reconstruction
- Treatment for facial trauma
- Facial reanimation
- Transfer of microvascular-free tissue
- Nose reconstruction
- Scar therapy
- Skin cancer Mohs surgery after surgery
- Brain surgery
Surgical Facial Reconstruction Post-Operation Recovery
Recovery after face reconstruction surgery is a very uncertain process. The severity of the facial damage, the patient’s age and general health, their attitude towards pain, the surgical methods used, and the amount of time it takes to heal all impact how long it takes to get back to normal.
Scars are usually minimized by facial plastic surgeons, who try to cover up incisions wherever possible in the body’s natural folds. The majority of visible scars will fade over time and become thin lines, which may be either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.
It is essential that the patient and the surgeon go through the anticipated process of recovery before the procedure. The doctor may advise the patient on bandages, drains, dressings, care for the surgery site(s), activities, bathing, swimming, food, sleeping, and medicines.