After Trauma

A vehicle accident or other incident can damage facial structure – often significantly. The process of facial reconstruction is a critical issue once the patient is safely out of danger. Broken jaws and facial bones, damaged tissue, along with deep cuts and other damage, require help from a top facial reconstruction surgeon. Each of these problems can be repaired with a customized treatment plan geared to treat each facial area damaged by trauma and create the most natural look possible.

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Genetic Flaws and Facial Reconstruction

Cleft palate repair is performed on babies who have reached about nine to twelve months old. This is often one of the first steps in resolving appearance and function with patients born with a cleft palate. Other corrective surgical procedures are often necessary later to create a smoother, less visible appearance to the surgical scar. At our practice, our focus is strictly on facial procedures, both cosmetic and reconstructive. If you have a facial scar that is limiting your social and business life, schedule an appointment with us to find out what can be done to improve facial scars of any type.

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What is Facial Reconstruction?

This is a general term that applies to many facial problems, from scars to injuries, to deformities. The surgical procedures involved will vary based on the patient’s condition. While some patients have been injured, others may have a genetic abnormality undering the condition. The procedures used to repair function and appearance are drawn from a wide array of treatments. Some of the most common include:

  • Bone repair
  • Facial implants
  • Fracture reconstruction
  • Nasal repair (septoplasty)
  • Jaw repair
  • Scar treatment
  • Repair of injured soft tissue (muscles, ligaments and tendons)
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Accidents and Injuries: Facial Reconstruction in NYC

Many facial injuries are the result of an impact. These can include car accidents, truck accidents, biking accidents, ski or snowboarding accidents, or motorcycle accidents. After a heavy impact, the facial bones can be shattered and broken, and skin and tissue can be heavily damaged. In these cases, you want to ensure that the reconstruction is performed by a leader in the field of facial reconstruction, as can be found with Dr. Richard Westreich.

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Function and Appearance

While we may tend to focus our attention on appearance, the function of the repaired facial structure is also extremely important. Dr. Westreich holds two board certifications: he is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Otolaryngology is the treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat, and the physical structure of the head and neck. Facial reconstruction should be performed by a surgeon who has a great depth of knowledge of both appearance and function.

Facial Muscle Damage

The facial muscles create our expressions – but can be damaged by trauma, either in an accident or due to surgery to remove skin cancer or other diseased tissue. Repairing the facial muscles correctly to restore as much natural function and appearance as possible is of great importance. The skills with which the surgery is performed – and the hands behind the procedure – have everything to do with the outcome. In any facial surgery, from cosmetic to facial reconstruction, you want to ensure you have the most talented surgeon planning and executing your surgical procedures. Repairing muscle damage includes restoring facial function so you can smile, laugh, and look as much like your “normal” self as possible. We are here to help.

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Choosing a Facial Reconstruction Surgeon

When searching for a surgeon to restore the facial area after an accident or surgery, we invite you to find out more about the qualifications and credentials of Dr. Westreich and his team of medical professionals. He is recognized as a leader in facial reconstruction surgery, and his warm, compassionate personality provides the comfort of knowing you are being cared for as an individual. If you need a facial reconstruction procedure, we invite you to visit our offices in Manhattan for a consultation. A careful evaluation of your condition and any functional problems you are experiencing will allow the doctor to advise you of the procedures that will be required to restore facial damage, whether to bone, cartilage, or tissue.

Facial Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery

Many patients come to us for facial reconstruction after undergoing Mohs surgery. Repairing the areas of the face impacted by the removal of the cancerous material requires a deft hand and access to the most advanced surgical techniques.

You can contact us by phone or through our online form. We are here to help the people who need it most––those who are living with the ramifications of damage to the facial tissue or structure.

Restore Confidence in Your Appearance

Facial reconstruction is a critical point in full recovery from surgery or an accident. Until the damage is repaired, the person can struggle with feelings of depression, discouragement, and worry. We understand how difficult this time can be, so we schedule your surgery to repair the problems as quickly as possible, based upon what the individual patient needs to fully restore the damaged area. We use the most advanced surgical treatments and cosmetic technologies to produce results that were impossible to achieve in the past.

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