Nasal and facial fractures are most commonly caused by adventure activity, sports-related traumas, and automobile accidents.
We see patients at Liu Plastic Surgery who have received injuries to the face from all sorts of activities including skiing, baseball, football, soccer, rock-climbing, and cheerleading—any activity that has a high risk of facial injury. The procedures to address these traumas, which are sometimes covered under health insurance plans, often entail small, well-concealed incisions and state-of-the-art corrective techniques utilizing miniature titanium plates and screws – the highest standard of nasal and facial trauma care. Our plastic surgeons can help you mitigate the effects of facial trauma with reconstructive surgery.
Facial Trauma & Fractures
Facial injuries, damage to the nose, cheeks, eye sockets, and oral lining, as well as skin lacerations are all considered facial trauma. The mid-face is particularly vulnerable to fracture due to the area’s relatively weak nature. If left untreated, these injuries can lead to changes in facial appearance, instability of the jaw, and other irregularities. The goal of facial trauma and fracture treatment is to restore proper appearance and function to facial areas while keeping overall aesthetics in mind. We have found that prompt treatment for any type of facial trauma will improve the chances of a full recovery.
Nasal fractures frequently occur with just a single impact. When the nose is broken, many patients also have a deviated septum that will inhibit breathing, increase nasal congestion, cause severe snoring, and occasionally lead to a loss of smell. Though it may seem unlikely, damage to the teeth and mouth can also affect the function of the nose. While surgery is not always required for nasal injuries, rhinoplasty can simultaneously restore the function of the nose while addressing any cosmetic changes. In addition to adventure activity or sports-related traumas, vehicle accidents are also a major cause of nasal fractures.
Nasal and facial fracture treatments vary greatly depending on the area of trauma, the severity of the case, and the overall health of the individual. Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu will create custom-tailored treatments that can best meet the needs of each patient, focusing on the restoration of both form and function.