Facial fracture reconstruction can be required to fix broken bones about the face, such as a broken nose, a broken jaw or cheekbone and other fractures. Patients who have sustained accidents or injuries that caused the facial bone to break and no longer appear the same as before the accident are good candidates for this surgery. This may also be necessary to restore proper function to injured areas, such as impaired breathing or sight.
Each surgery is individual, depending on the type and location of the fracture. Incisions are made whenever possible in concealed areas, and minimally invasive surgery may also be possible. Procedure length also varies: some may be outpatient surgeries without a hospital stay, and others may require a lengthier recovery time. Dr. Mitchell will do everything possible to restore facial structure to its former appearance, minimizing scarring and maximizing comfort.
In September 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in my life. Because of treatment I had received 23 years prior, I chose to undergo a double mastectomy with reconstruction. I did some research and visited a couple of surgeons in Lincoln; I actually made an appointment for surgery with one of them. I was also referred to Dr. Cassidy Mitchell. After speaking to him on the phone and meeting with him, I chose to change doctors and have Dr. Mitchell help me with this challenge. Dr. Mitchell was new to Lincoln then, but I felt very confident about how he was approaching my surgery and about his compassion towards me as a woman and patient facing a very difficult surgery. I have never regretted that decision. I am very happy with the results, but most of all, Dr. Mitchell approached the choices, surgery, recovery and reconstruction in a way that made me feel comforted, confident and as though I was in charge. That was important to me at a time when women often feel like their lives have gone completely out of control. I highly recommend him as a surgeon. His work is impeccable. I also have to say my general surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Cody, and the nursing staff at Bryan West Campus was also incredibly supportive. What a team. I am blessed. I’m cancer free, making music with my husband, and moving on with life. Thanks to all of you at Bryan. Thanks, Dr. Mitchell for helping me, for sharing your talent, and treating me with kindness. I’ll never forget it.