What are Facial Fractures?
The face has a complex bone structure. The inner structures of the face include the frontal bone (forehead), zygomas (cheek bones), orbital bones (eye sockets), nasal bones, and jaw bones. When an injury occurs, and one of these bones are broken, it is known as a facial fracture. Some facial fractures can be relatively minor, however some can cause major damage.
These injuries can occur as a result of sports, falls, bicycle or motorcycle accidents, assault, or other injuries. Although facial fractures have decreased due to the placement of airbags in motor vehicles, these injuries still require specialized expertise in cosmesis in order to effectively hide scars or irregularities.
At Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group, we offer personalized treatments that are designed to improve the appearance of a facial fracture.
Symptoms of a Facial Fracture
Patients who have a facial fracture may experience a range of symptoms including:
- Purplish patch of skin
- Discoloration under the eyes
- Blurry, decreased vision
- And more
While preserving function and restoring the bony skeleton, Dr. Vasquezir treats these injuries with a concern for safety and minimizing complications. Dr. Vasquez welcomes new patients with these injuries:
- Nasal fractures
- Frontal sinus injuries (fractures of the forehead)
- Fractures of the orbit (bones surrounding the eyes)
- ZOMC (zygomatico-orbito-maxillary complex) fractures (fractures surrounding the eyes and cheek bones)
- Maxillary fractures
- Combinations of the above
What to Expect
It is important to seek medical attention immediately following an injury that could have caused a facial fracture. Medical personnel will determine if there are any more serious and life-threatening injuries. These conditions must be addressed and healed before considering any cosmetic revision.
During an initial consultation, an analysis is performed in order to create a customized plan for treatment that is tailored to you and your specific needs. Dr. Vasquezir will also assist in obtaining other specialty consultations as needed such as opthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, oral surgery, nutrition services, diagnostic or interventional radiology as needed. Our treatments are designed to correct any irregularities or diminish any scars for the best possible, and natural looking result.
Don’t allow the results of a facial fracture to change the way you feel about your appearance any longer. Please call Dr. Vasquez’s office 24 hours a day or 7 days a week for an urgent consultation at the hospital or as an outpatient as necessary. Reach out to us today and schedule your consultation!