Our craniofacial team has special training in facial trauma.
Complete your appointment with your surgeon. Your surgeon will evaluate your injury and determine if you need to have surgery. Most of the time, you will be asked to bring your CT scan to the appointment so your surgeon can see the images of the injury.
If surgery is required, you will have a procedure to correct the facial fracture.
You can expect to be swollen in the area of your injury. It is important that you follow your post-operative instructions and attend your appointments as scheduled. If you did not require surgery for your injury, follow up monitoring is important as well.
We are in network with most major insurances and many HMOs. You can check our network status with your insurance company.
We are happy to provide an estimate of benefits to you so you know what to expect in terms of your financial responsibility.
What is a facial fracture?
A facial fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in your face. The bones in your face include those around your eye, your cheekbones, and the bones of your nose and jaw. A facial fracture may also cause damage to nearby tissue.
What are the common types of facial fractures?
The most common isolated fracture site was the nasal bone (37.7%), followed by the mandible (30%), orbital bones (7.6%), zygoma (5.7%), maxilla (1.3%) and the frontal bone (0.3%). The largest group with complex fractures included the inferior region of the orbital floor and zygomaticomaxilla (14%).
I have numbness in my cheek after a facial fracture. Will sensation return?
Numbness following cheek fractures is relatively common. Cheek fractures often involve the bony channel through which the sensory nerve of the cheek travels. If the nerve is not severed due to trauma, the prognosis for return of sensation is quite good.
Will I need my jaw wired shut after my mandible fracture repair?
Some patients will need their jaws wires shut after mandible fracture repair, depending on the fracture pattern.
Facial fractures can happen for a variety of reasons to pretty much anyone. Most facial fractures are a result of trauma to the face that resulted in the bones of the face breaking. It is common for facial fractures to occur after a fall, car or work acciedent, or sports injury. From your jaw to your eye socket, there are many different bones in your face that when injured can result in an cosmetic deformity or a functional problem with crewing, seeing, or breathing. Because of both the cosmetic and functional issues of facial fractures, it is important that you seek out a surgeon that has special training in managing facial fractures.
Craniofacial surgery is a subspeciality in plastic surgery that focuses on aquired and congenital deformaties of the head, skull, and neck. Craniofacial surgeons deal with bone, nerves, soft tissue because the structures of the face are related to each other in their form and function. Craniofacial surgery is a fellowship that plastic surgeons complete after their plastic surgery training.
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Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig is a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of JW Plastic Surgery. All Before & After Photos represent actual patients of surgeons and physicians of JW Plastic Surgery. Unless otherwise stated, in all other sections model photos were used on this website. Suitability for services are determined during an in-person consultation. As with all surgery result do vary. Financing and other practice specials and policies are subject to terms and conditions. Specials cannot be combined at any time. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. Consult your surgeon directly for individual instructions and advice. *Guaranteed Financing Program: 80% down financing available regardless of credit and you may qualify for more. See terms and conditions.Requirements of financing are you must have a valid checking account in good standing, a social security number, and be a U.S. citizen. You may be approved for a certain percentage of the cost of the surgery or even the entire cost of the surgery. Fees shown may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances. Guaranteed financing available regardless of credit for a minimum 20% of the charge for procedures costing $1,000 or more. Additional financing may be available. APR is 0%-17% subject to approval.
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