For those requiring maxillofacial surgery, visible scarring is a common concern. Many times, facial surgery is needed after trauma that has resulted in lacerations to the face or to repair congenital abnormalities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. When performing facial surgeries, our oral surgeons strive to make scarring as unnoticeable as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest surgical techniques and technology to promote both an improvement in aesthetics and quality of life.
Are there measures I can take to reduce scarring?
Yes, there are some post-operative measures that can be taken to assist with the recovery process and the healing of tissue. There are supplements and topical ointments available that can help reduce the appearance of scars while also promoting healthy regeneration of the skin. Since everyone’s situation is different, it is best to speak with a member of our team for recommendations on which products can help with reducing visible scars after treatment.
What should I expect before my procedure?
Before your procedure, you will consult with one of our surgeons. Our doctor will evaluate your oral and overall health as well as assess the area requiring treatment to determine how to proceed. Your treatment will be scheduled based on the severity of your injury or the underlying reason you require surgery. In emergency situations, treatment will obviously be performed as soon as possible. Sometimes treatment may be broken up into phases—especially in complex cases.
What should I expect after my procedure?
After treatment, we will provide detailed post-operative instructions that are easy to understand. These instructions will cover everything from how to reduce swelling to managing discomfort and caring for wounds. Dietary instructions, if necessary, will also be covered in this information packet.
Any time a question arises regarding treatment or recovery, we encourage patients to call our office to speak with our staff. We will promptly answer your questions or concerns.
To learn more about our practice and services, call our team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery today to reserve a consultation with our oral surgery team.