Sometimes the unexpected happens. Cuts and injuries to the face are quite common. At Been Facial Plastics our doctors strive to remedy these unfortunate events. If the injury occurred in the distant past you may now have a scar that needs revision. If a recent injury resulted in a facial laceration (cut) or facial fracture, we do our best to accommodate and fix the problem at hand.
Scars can result from a variety of factors, including trauma, acne, and previous surgery. Scar revision is a procedure designed to make scars less visible. There are a number of ways to improve the appearance of scars. In the same way, lacerations and facial fractures arise from a wide variety of causes. Our goal is to repair the area, so after you’ve healed any signs of injury are as seamless as possible.
Am I a Candidate for Scar Revision or Facial Trauma Repair?
The best candidates for facial soft tissue and bony trauma repair possess the following characteristics:
- You are concerned with the appearance of a scar or deformity on your face
- You are physically healthy
- You do not smoke
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your surgery
- You do not have active inflammatory skin conditions or other skin diseases in the area to be treated
- Your injury happened recently
What Sets Drs. Geeta and Mark Been Apart?
Even though the repair of scars and various facial trauma sounds straight forward, these procedures require careful planning and execution to achieve optimal results, just like our other cosmetic procedures. For scar revision, we will discuss the nature of your scars and decide on the best treatment(s) for you. Scar revision may require injections, needle subcision, laser treatments or surgical intervention. For facial trauma, we understand the urgent nature of these injuries and we will work with you and/or your referring doctor to complete the repair in a timely fashion. Because of our specialized training, our expertise lies in repair of the eyelids, skin of the face and neck, and fractures of the nose and cheeks.
What to Expect Post Procedure
Repairs are almost always accomplished under local anesthesia alone. Pain is usually minimal following the procedure. If stitches are used, they will be removed one week later. Depending on the area treated, bandages may be applied following the procedure. In the aftermath of the repair, incisions will be pink in color, but will fade over subsequent weeks to months depending on individual healing.