Accidents and trauma can cause painful and disfiguring facial fractures that change the structure of the face. Orbital (eye socket), maxillary (mid-face) and mandible (jaw) fractures are the main types of facial fractures that can impact the face. Dr. Christine Blaine is a board certified plastic surgeon who is skilled at facial fracture plastic surgery. We offer facial surgeries at our medical facilities in Staten Island, Manhattan and Huntington, NY.
Orbital Fracture Repair
The orbital facial bones are thin and easily fractured with impact. Not all orbital fractures require surgical repair. Only if the structure is compromised or vision is affected, does an orbital fracture need surgery. When needed, orbital fracture repairs consist of repositioning and stabilizing the bones with hardware to protect the eyes and restore the facial shape.
Maxillary Fracture Repair
The midface can be fractured from extreme trauma or impact to the face, usually from an auto or similar high-speed accident. Repairing and repositioning the bones in the midface is a complex procedure. It is important to not only reshape the facial contours but also align the bones for jaw function.
Mandible Fracture Repair
After orbital fractures, jaw fractures are the other most common facial bone injury. Realigning the mandible bones and teeth are required to restore shape and jaw function. Often, the patient may need multiple repairs in the jaw and be restricted in jaw movement or chewing after surgery while the bones heal.
Facial facture surgery involves restoring both form and function to the face. Dr. Christine Blaine has many years of experience as a top New York plastic surgeon performing complex reconstructive procedures. If you have experienced a facial fracture, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation as soon as possible to discuss the best treatment solution.