Injuries to the face are quite common and the oculoplastic surgeons at Been Facial Plastics are experts at facial scar removal, laceration and fracture repair. No matter whether the injury is due to acne, laceration or fracture, or the scar is flat or raised (keloid), our goal is to make your scars less visible and remove any signs of the related injury.
Scar Removal & Facial Trauma Repair
Am I a Candidate for Scar Removal 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.