|Also known as:||Reconstructive surgery, facial injury, facial trauma, facial reconstruction, surgical reconstruction, facial nerve reconstruction.|
|Desired results:||Men, women and children who have sustained a facial injury may seek treatment to repair the appearance and function.|
|Patients visit us from:||Our patients travel from all over Australia, although we see majority of patients from the BellaVista, Westmead, Lower and Upper North Shore regions.|
What is reconstructive plastic surgery?
The need for reconstructive surgery may arise as a result of traumatic injury, congenital defects or cancer. Facial injury can result in a significant alteration to your appearance if they are not treated adequately.
Surgery can be considered after a traumatic injury, such as:
- Fractures of the upper and lower jaws
- Fractures surrounding the eyes
- Facial wounds and lacerations
- Penetrating wounds
- Major nerve injury
Facial Trauma Treatment
Facial Fracture Surgery
If you have suffered a facial fracture, surgery may require jaw wiring and the placement of fixation plates. Carefully placed incisions will be made to allow an accurate realignment of the fracture. In some cases, the bone can be repaired without any incisions. This form of reconstructive surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, and routinely well tolerated.
Facial Wound Surgery
Facial wounds and lacerations often occur as a result of accidents, assault or sporting injuries. Trauma to the skin and facial features can be treated under local anaesthesia or in hospital as a day procedure.
How to minimise scarring after surgery?
These injuries can be very distressing and our team strive to look after you in a caring and efficient manner. Typically, as a result of a facial laceration, scarring will occur. Using precise surgical repair and attentive wound management, we hope to achieve minimal scarring. Dr Reddy is trained to delicately repair all types of facial injuries using advanced techniques to minimise any long-term impact on facial appearance and function.
Our non surgical services are routinely also offered to minimise scarring in the long term. Dr Reddy will discuss in detail the various options in optimising your healing and final aesthetic result. Various modalities, including silicone treatment and light therapy will be discussed with you.
If you have an existing scar from an old injury, Dr Reddy can also perform a scar revision procedure to improve your appearance and minimise the appearance of your existing scar. Scar revision surgery can be routinely performed under a local anaesthetic as a walk-in and walk-out treatment.
Facial Reconstruction Surgeon Sydney
Dr Chaithan Reddy is a highly accredited Reconstructive Surgeon. He has also received his qualification in dentistry. His extensive knowledge of dental occlusion (how jaws come together) has allowed him to comprehensively appreciate the intricacies of the facial anatomy and proportions.
Dr Reddy is well versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation.
As one of only a handful of Plastic Surgeons in Australia to hold dual (Medical and Dental Surgery) qualifications, Dr Reddy is highly regarded in his field.
Facial Injury | Sydney
A consultation with Dr Reddy will help determine what type of facial trauma has been sustained. Based on this examination, Dr Reddy will compassionately work with you to create a suitable treatment plan.
Every patient is unique and results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained.