Facial Fractures / Traumatic Injury
Dog bites, car accidents, and accidents in the home can cause serious lacerations and fractures of the jaw or cheek. Hand injuries can also occur by industrial or farm accidents. Burn victims may also require reconstructive surgery. Following in injury, one of the most common procedures by a plastic surgeon is the repair of the facial skeleton and the upper/lower extremities. Often, the repair of soft tissue tendon and nerve injury are performed at the same time. Initial repair will be done and then improvements are made with additional surgeries or treatments over time.