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Common surgical approaches to facial reconstruction procedures

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Dr. Michael Allard
Common surgical approaches to facial reconstruction proceduresFacial reconstruction procedures aim to correct disharmonies of the skin, nerves, ligaments, tissue, cartilage, and skeletal structure connection in the ears, nose, mouth, chin, and the entire facial region. Facial reconstruction surgery aims to alter the skeletal structure of the face and maxilla region to achieve symmetry and restore muscle function and appearance.

Common facial reconstruction procedures

Facial reconstruction treatment is often performed after severe trauma or accident. The facial injury could be extremely distressful. Lacerations knocked off teeth and fractured bones, and OMS surgeons are extensively trained to respond to facial injury emergencies. They repair and reattach broken bones like eye sockets, cheeks, and nasal bones. Facial reconstruction is also done to correct genetic conditions that cause breathing problems like nose surgeries and cleft lip and palate modification. Otoplasty, facial scar removal, and facial reanimation surgeries are facial reconstruction procedures that correct deformities.

Facial reconstruction procedures also include the repair of facial tissue after malignant tumor treatment. Paralysis of the facial region is also treated surgically if it causes asymmetry of the facial bone. Facial reconstruction surgeries require cartilage skin or a skeletal structure from other body regions to repair areas that have been severely damaged, and tissue lost through microvascular flap surgery. This procedure is often intense and may require blood vessels to be sutured. Facial reconstruction could also involve removing and replacing dental structures and gums to achieve desired facial results.

Bone grafting for impacted or abnormal facial bone using artificial or autogenous material. OMS surgeons utilize computerized preoperative planning and computer navigation intelligence to achieve precise results and minimize risks. Facial reconstruction surgery and rehabilitation involve multidisciplinary specialists working together with OMS surgeons, for example, prosthodontics and craniofacial surgeons. OMS surgeons are well trained to manage complications from facial surgical procedures until the patient has healed completely.
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