Facial trauma is any kind of physical injury to the face that typically involves soft tissue injuries such as burns, bruises, and lacerations, or facial sports injuries such as nasal fractures, jaw fractures, and eye injuries. Different types of facial trauma come with different types of symptoms. While facial fractures may involve pain or swelling and loss of function, burns and bruises change the shape of facial structures. In many cases, the patient requires to undergo a cosmetic surgery to restore the normal functioning and aesthetic appearance of your face. Again, facial trauma eye injuries can damage your eyes and can even lead to blindness.
Depending on the nature of facial injury, facial trauma treatment includes bandaging and suturing of open wounds, administration of ice, antibiotics and pain killers, moving bones back into place, and surgery. In case of suspected fractures, radiography is advised by the cosmetologist for diagnosis. Treatment may also be necessary for other injuries such as traumatic brain injury, which commonly accompany severe facial trauma.
Whatever be the nature of facial soft tissue trauma treatment, it aims to repair the natural bony architecture of your face and leave little or almost no apparent traces of the injury. Fractures, if any, can be repaired with metal plates and screws. Bone grafting is another option to repair the bone's architecture or to fill out missing sections, and to provide structural support. Medical literature suggests that early repair of facial injuries result in better outcomes for function and appearance.