Facial reconstructive surgery is a surgical procedure that rebuilds facial features damaged or destroyed by an injury, infection, or disease. This surgery aims to restore function and appearance to the fullest extent possible. Whether you need facial reconstruction due to cancer surgery, traumatic injuries, or congenital disabilities, the oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery can reconstruct any part of the face, from the eyelids to the chin.
Types of Patient Cases that Require Maxillofacial Reconstruction
Our team of experienced surgeons has years of experience treating a wide range of facial concerns with maxillofacial reconstruction. While this treatment can be right for a wide range of individuals, here are the most common types of patient cases that require facial reconstruction:
- Being born with facial abnormalities, such as a congenital or developmental abnormality that caused facial asymmetry.
- Having an upper and lower jaw that did not grow at the same rate, resulting in facial imbalance.
- Suffering from an accident or injury that resulted in facial trauma, such as facial lacerations, avulsed (knocked out) teeth, and bone injuries (e.g., fractured cheekbones, jaw bones, eye sockets, palates, and noses).
- Pathology that resulted in loss of part of your jaw, such as a tumor or cancer.
- Having temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, such as significant pain, due to a misaligned or mismatched bite.
- Being cosmetically unsatisfied with the appearance or proportions of your face.
No matter what facial concern you are interested in restoring with maxillofacial reconstruction, the oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery can help you look and feel your best with a customized treatment plan.
Our Team and Technology
At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, our highly-skilled and extensively trained surgeons utilize state-of-the-art technology and 3D virtual planning to deliver predictable results that meet your individual needs.
When examining your case and building a customized treatment plan, we use a digital X-ray system and cone beam technology to assist us with determining the exact diagnosis and building a 3D virtual model of your dental and skeletal features.
Using this innovative 3D virtual model, we can plan and prepare our surgical movements with extreme precision. In fact, we can measure to a 10th of a millimeter and shift your facial parts into the ideal position digitally before we even step into the operating room, which produces beautiful, accurate results.
There are three main choices for anesthesia
Local anesthesia provides numbness directly where it is administered. It does not affect consciousness, so the patient remains awake while the feelings of discomfort are eliminated. Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor procedures.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that the patient inhales to alleviate feelings of anxiety. It does not cause the patient to lose consciousness. It is often used together with local anesthesia.
IV sedation is commonly used for moderate to extensive oral or facial surgery procedures. This type of sedation is administered directly into the patient’s vein. Since amnesia (forgetfulness) is a common side effect of the medication, most patients who use IV sedation do not remember their procedure.
You’re in Good Hands with Our Doctors
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons will work with you to restore your facial appearance and confidence. Contact Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation for facial reconstructive surgery and learn more about your options.