Facial Bone/Jaw Fractures
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.