When an injury or accident causes facial trauma, plastic surgery can help restore your facial function and appearance. The surgical approaches and techniques vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. From simple wound closure to skin grafts, flaps, and bony fracture repair, Drs. David Kriet and Clinton D. Humphrey can use their expertise to repair facial trauma.
Management of soft tissue wounds of the face
Repair of facial fractures - Procedures - Clinical Pain Advisor
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Since time, immemorial soft-tissue injuries to the face have been documented in literature and even depicted in sculptures, reflecting the image of society. In a polytrauma the face may be involved or there may be isolated injury to the face.
Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? The bones affect breathing, eating and speaking. You may need surgery to get back to normal. It's important to contact your doctor immediately if you think you have facial fractures. A facial fracture is a broken bone in the face.
Complex facial trauma requires complex repair and solutions. This process is challenging for the surgeon who seeks to manage the expectations of the patient and family while achieving the best possible result. Historically, the use of pedicled flaps, and then free tissue transfer, were the primary techniques utilized.