Facial Trauma

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Facial Trauma Surgery

It is only natural to be sensitive and particular about your facial presentation, which is why when there’s facial trauma, whether from a motor vehicle accident, assault (including gunshots), sports injuries, falls, chemical exposures, thermal burns, or animal bites, it can not only cause pain, loss of function, or a disfigured appearance but can also cause emotional and psychological harm. Many patients with facial trauma can also suffer from depression. Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart of New You Plastic Surgery can improve this disfigurement through facial trauma surgery in Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area, restoring patients’ outlook by returning their facial features to as close to their original state as possible. His artistic eye and surgical skill allow his patients to look in the mirror to find renewed outlook and hope instead of a constant reminder of their accident.

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What is Facial Trauma Surgery?

Facial trauma surgery is an operative procedure that aims to reconstruct facial features harmed by trauma. Since the human face is a delicate area containing many bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and sensory organs, if untreated, facial trauma may cause a permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart of New You Plastic Surgery has extensive training in facial trauma surgery. He is well-versed in the repair of lacerations (known as cuts) as well as broken nasal bones (fractures).

The goal of laceration repair and scar revision surgery is to minimize the scar, so that is more consistent with a patient’s surrounding skin tone and texture while preserving or improving tissue function. As a result, Dr. Nikfarjam’s patients often witness astoundingly positive results, making their facial damage from trauma practically invisible. Scar correction treatment options vary greatly on the type, degree, and placement of the scar. In most cases, Dr. Nikfarjam carefully changes the direction of the scar by following the natural tension lines within the skin. Dr. Nikfarjam also has expertise in resetting and fixing Nasal Bone Fractures.

What are the Benefits of Facial Trauma Surgery?

Facial Trauma Surgery in Long Island or New York City aims to repair facial and skull appearances and restore muscle movement and sensitivity. Physical benefits include:

  • Improved breathing in the case of nasal fractures
  • Restored facial proportions
  • Normal facial muscle mobility
  • Prevention of functional loss
  • Vision enhancement
  • Emotional relief
  • Restored self-esteem

Who are the Best Candidates for a Facial Trauma Surgery Procedure

Candidates for New York City and Long Island Facial Trauma Surgery include but are not limited to those with one or more of the following injuries: 

  • A broken nose or other injury to the nose
  • Deep cuts or incisions resulting in unsightly scars; these scars may be new or old
  • Soft tissue injuries that have impaired function or appearance
  • Fractures that have resulted in impaired function or appearance

What’s the
first step?

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Facial Trauma Surgery first steps

The first step in getting Facial Trauma Surgery with Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart is to schedule a consultation at New You Plastic Surgery. On the day of your appointment, Dr. Nikfarjam will evaluate your injuries, unique needs, aesthetic and functional goals, and evaluate your unique facial structure and features. He will evaluate scars, as well as bone and soft tissue injuries, and he strives to restore both function and appearance. Furthermore, he will review your medical history to ensure you qualify for facial trauma surgery.

 If you are deemed a good candidate for facial trauma surgery, Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart will discuss what it involves, the pros and cons of the latest surgical techniques available, and what type of procedure would be best for you. He will also show you where the various incisions will be placed and what you can expect from post-operative healing and scarring.

 Once you and our surgeons are satisfied with the direction of your procedure, he will create your custom surgical plan. Our Patient Coordinator will help schedule your surgical date and provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery.

 These tips may include stopping certain medications in the days leading up to the procedure, instructions on what to eat and drink and when to start fasting for surgery, when to bathe, and what not to apply to your skin area ahead of surgery, including lotions and moisturizers.

What to Expect on the Day of Facial Trauma Surgery

On the day of your procedure, you will require general anesthesia to be administered for your comfort and pain management.

The procedure required for facial trauma surgery depends entirely on the injury and its severity. For instance, if you have a broken nose, the break in the bone needs to be reduced as soon as possible. And then, at a later date, if desired, a rhinoplasty or “nose job” can be done to restore a more normal look to the nose. If the injury has also resulted in impaired breathing, Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart can perform simultaneous nasal reconstructive surgery to optimize the airways for breathing along with your rhinoplasty.

For deep cuts or other soft tissue injuries, it might be required to extract skin and soft tissue grafts. In those cases, Dr. Nikfarjam would have discussed with you during your consultation of the target areas to be used for harvesting skin and soft tissue. These areas might be marked on the day of the surgery to ensure that there are no oversights or mistakes.

Facial Trauma Surgery Recovery

Recovery for every patient depends upon your condition including various factors such as the severity of your injury, the target area, and depth. We will provide you with full post-operative instructions, including how long you must take off from work and when you can exercise safely again.

Post-surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room until Dr. Nikfarjam decides that you are safe to be discharged. You will need a family member or friend available to drive you home in case you are still feeling some of the effects of sedation.

 ​​You may go home on the same day as your surgery. Or you may need to stay in the hospital overnight if the procedure is extensive and more complicated. If you have other injuries, you may need to stay in the hospital longer. How long it takes to heal will depend on what type of injury you have.

After all surgeries, there is some pain, tightness, and swelling. Some patients also experience mild bruising and numbness. These symptoms are to be expected. It may take 5 to 7 days for the swelling to go down, and 10 to 14 days for the bruising to fade. It may be hard to eat at first.

You can take pain medication to ease your discomfort as you heal. Sleeping upright or on your back with your head elevated for a couple of weeks will help to keep swelling to a minimum. We will give you instructions for showering, washing your hair, and using hair products/appliances.

Note that it may take four to six weeks for the wound to heal completely depending on the size of the area. Also please remember that numbness and swelling take time to recede and often are the last symptoms to resolve. It will take a few weeks and possibly months for you to see the final results of your surgery. Your scars will evolve and mature for a full year from the time of your surgery.

How Much Does Facial Trauma Surgery Cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Facial Trauma Surgery in Long Island and NYC is widely determined by the extent of the facial trauma, the desired outcome, the specific techniques that Dr. Nikfarjam chooses to use, and the degree and number of procedures necessary to meet your aesthetic goals. Further, it depends on anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, and a few other factors. The best way to find out how much it will cost for you is to come in for your initial consultation and let Dr. Nikfarjam create your surgical plan. Once made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to show you the price breakdown for your procedure.

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Why choose
new you
plastic surgery?

The founder of New You, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is an American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area. Dr. Nikfarjam is well known for his expertise in emergency, cosmetic, and reconstructive plastic surgery and has many journal articles and textbook chapters published throughout the world. Blending both the functional and aesthetic components of the plastic surgery field allows patients to access life-changing procedures that may otherwise have been out of reach. Dr. Nikfarjam leads his team in supporting his vision that plastic surgery is holistic- allowing space for positive lifestyle changes that give patients a happier, healthier state of being and lifelong improvements in overall health. A vanguard of a new generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nikfarjam brings a refreshing perspective to a field that has once often been perceived as rigid and unapproachable.

From the moment you walk in the door, we strive to provide you with a comfortable and welcoming experience. We will help you understand all your treatment options and carefully listen to your concerns. Skilled NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam can recommend a custom treatment plan that is perfect for you. We can help you with financing and payment options to help you get the cosmetic procedures you deserve. Discover a new you by scheduling a consultation.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from facial trauma, please do not delay reaching out to Dr. Nikfarjam’s practices in Long Island and Manhattan, NYC. We would love to take you on a recovery journey with us; with exceptional bedside manners, individual care, concern, and rapid recovery. Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart will be able to recommend the right approach to restore your face and reverse the impact of trauma, helping you arrive at your unique aesthetic and functional goals and concerns.

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