Facial trauma can happen quickly and as a result of things like car accidents, sports injuries, or other emergencies.

These injuries can often be complex and result in fractures that require expert knowledge of facial and jaw structure. Dr. Ort performs facial trauma surgeries for patients who need correction for both cosmetic and functional concerns.

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What Types of Facial Trauma Can Be Corrected?

There are many different ways that the face can become injured and in many different areas. Some common injuries that can merit a corrective facial trauma surgery include:

  • Facial bony fractures
  • Broken nose
  • Broken jaw
  • Broken teeth
  • Broken cheeks
  • Broken orbital bone

Before surgery, Dr. Ort can make a proper diagnosis using a physical exam and radiographic imaging to assess the damage and create a surgical plan.

How is Facial Trauma Surgery Performed?

This surgery is often performed under general anesthesia and can usually be completed using incisions inside the mouth or on the facial skin. Each injury and patient will require a customized plan for their facial trauma surgery Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ort will explain the surgery in-depth during a consultation. Usually, wiring and plates can be used to realign fractured bones and hold them in place for healing. Additionally, bonding and wiring can be performed for dental injuries. In this case, you’ll be asked to follow up with your dentist. Depending on your surgery, you may need to stay overnight in the hospital for monitoring.

What Can I Expect from Recovery?

Our Bellevue facial trauma surgery patients can have extensive recoveries, depending on the surgery performed and injury received. During a consultation, you’ll receive detailed instructions to follow and will also schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Ort. You’ll be provided prescriptions for medications to manage pain and swelling to take during this time, and might be asked to stick to a non-chew diet for your initial recovery. Generally, any supportive plates or screws that are inserted during surgery are left permanently, unless you experience any complications or discomfort.

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