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Facial Trauma

Facial trauma incurred from accidents or prior surgical complications can take a serious toll on people. Not only can damage to the face reduce function, it can also have a tremendous emotional impact. Those struggling with severe scarring, fractures, or other abnormalities may feel terribly self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Connor has had many years of experience helping patients regain their abilities and confidence.

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What Is Facial Trauma?

Facial trauma may include laceration or damage to the skin and soft tissues of the face and eyelids, as well as fractures of the facial or orbital bones. Orbital trauma is commonly seen along with facial trauma. Management of midfacial trauma requires in-depth knowledge of orbital anatomy. Dr. Michael Connor repairs most orbital fractures through an incision hidden behind the lower eyelid.

What Are the Most Common Causes?

When it comes to facial trauma, the most common patients referred to our clinic tend to be those who have suffered from previous surgical complications. Included among the most frequent concerns are traumatic orbital and facial fractures. Scarring, double vision, asymmetry, sinking in, or bulging of the eye can occur following repair. Thankfully, all of these symptoms can often be fixed.

Man touching his nose and face

How Is Facial Trauma Addressed?

Facial trauma treatments are usually surgical and require a similar kind of attention attributed to other parts of the body. When it comes to fractures and tissue damage, the specific form of treatment is determined by various factors. These include the location of the damage, the severity of the fracture, and the age as well as the general health of the patient. The main difference between treating a body and facial fracture is stabilization methods. A cast cannot be put on the face; therefore, wires, screws, small plates, and sutures may all be utilized.

Common Benefits of Facial Trauma Treatment

Treatment can yield long term functional and emotional benefits. Dr. Connor is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to provide patients with effective treatments. Injuries to the face tend to impart a high degree of emotional and physical trauma to patients. Therefore, the most benefit can be derived from working with a “hands-on” doctor who appreciates the influence a surgical procedure can have on the patient’s long term function and appearance.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

Facial trauma surgery duration and preparation is dependent on specific patient needs and outcomes. Most surgical repairs generally take about one hour to complete, though the exact length of time will depend on the complexity of the procedure. Most treatments of this nature are done under local anesthesia and performed in-office. If minor, patients will normally be allowed to go home following their surgery.

Recovery After Facial Trauma Surgery

Like with any surgery, facial trauma treatment can result in some temporary swelling and bruising. However, most patients are able to return to regular, non-strenuous daily activities within a week of undergoing surgery. This varies depending on the extent of treatment. Most patients report little to no pain after their procedure, though if any discomfort is experienced, medication can be recommended. In order to give the treatment area ample time to heal, Dr. Connor recommends refraining from exercise or other rigorous activities for at least four weeks.

How Much Does Treatment Cost?

Pricing for this surgery depends on the complexity of your condition and the steps needed to get you the results you seek. Additional components that can impact your overall expense include the skill and experience of the surgeon. To provide a custom cost estimate for corrective surgery, Dr. Connor will need to perform a thorough facial evaluation, examining for damage and blood flow to the trauma site. Dr. Connor can provide a cost estimate during an in-person consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens practice.

Does Insurance Cover Facial Trauma Treatment?

Typically, surgeries done for correcting previously botched surgeries are considered cosmetic. However, this may or may not be true depending on your specific coverage and treatment needs. 

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Dr. Michael Connor is my savior he has hands of gold. He saved me from being disfigured for the rest of my life. I can not praise him enough. He has a kind and wonderful staff. Thank you all I now can live my life again.

– Iris Y.


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Facial Trauma Surgery in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Dr. Connor’s skill and expertise in helping patients with facial trauma has helped many people and can help you as well. For more information about our surgical treatments, please contact Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants today by calling (561) 845-6500 or refer to the button below.

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