Facial trauma refers to an injury of the face, which may be due to a sharp object or blunt force. This includes:
Symptoms may include:
A physical exam will determine the extent of your injuries and guide your doctor in obtaining the relevant investigations. This may include:
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may require:
Painkillers and antibiotics are usually prescribed to control the pain and minimize the risk of infection. Your doctor will teach you how to keep your wounds clean and may give you an antibiotic ointment to apply, or an antiseptic mouth rinse. If you have had a jaw fracture, you may be advised to eat only liquid or soft foods for several weeks until your fracture has healed.
Understanding the Risks
Complications may include:
You may need to undergo revision surgery to correct these problems. The subject of risks, as well as potential complications of surgery are best discussed on a personal basis between you and your plastic surgeon.