Facial Trauma

Craniomaxillofacial trauma, or trauma of the face and skull, requires prompt and accurate diagnosis to ensure proper treatment, mainly due to trauma often resulting in complex bony and soft tissue injuries. At UC Health Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our physicians approach treating trauma of the face and skull trauma through cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical techniques. Our physicians are board-certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, providing them expertise and experience to reconstruct the features of the face, returning patients to full functionality and appearance.

Using high-resolution CT scanners and three-dimensional CT formatting, the surgeons can create a life-like simulation of the fractures from the trauma to obtain the best possible outcomes.

In spite of accurate diagnosis and injury analysis, some patients develop long term functional or cosmetic deformities that require additional intervention. Common post-traumatic facial deformities include:

  • Soft tissue atrophy
  • Post-traumatic enopthalmus (recessed eyeball in orbit)
  • Post-traumatic telecanthus (increased distance between eyelids)
  • Malar flattening
  • Cranial defects

Our facial cosmetic surgeons offer novel and innovative approaches to treating these post-traumatic deformities. Combining advanced craniofacial techniques with state-of-the-art technologies used in preoperative planning and intra-operative design of restorative surgery is the best approach for our patients.