The way we look and the way we feel are intimately connected. This holistic association between mind and body can be severely disrupted by unexpected injury. Those who have experienced car accidents, sports injuries, or other traumatic events understand how difficult living with a damaged appearance can be. Dr. Travis Shaw is a skilled surgeon with years of experience performing facial reconstruction surgery. His surgical procedures are carried out with the precision necessary for fast recovery and natural-looking results.
The most commonly broken bones in the face are the nose, the eye sockets (orbital fracture), the cheekbones (malar fracture). Depending on your particular injury type, facial reconstruction may be either a simple, one-time procedure, or a series of complex surgeries. In either case, Dr. Shaw is uniquely qualified to treat these injuries as one of the few double board certified surgeons in both ENT Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The Reconstruction Procedure
Facial reconstruction procedures vary depending on your particular needs. Some procedures such those for advanced skin cancer often involve several steps. These types of surgeries entail biopsies to determine cancer risk, thorough removal of cancerous areas, and necessary reconstruction. The reconstruction process in this case may require repairing missing tissue with flaps or tissue grafts. Given the range of complexity in individual cases, several procedures may be required to help patients reach their ideal results.
Expected Surgical Results
Depending on the complexity of your facial reconstruction surgery, some downtime may be required. Patients with complex issues may need to be cared for in the hospital for several days after surgery. Those that do not have any complications or those undergoing relatively minor procedures can go home after surgery. Depending on your injury type, additional laser treatments may be necessary to reduce scarring signs. Complete healing following your treatment may take 6 or more weeks. Dr. Travis Shaw performs all surgeries with the highest level of care and precision to minimize downtime and expedite the healing process.
Facial Reconstruction in Richmond, Virginia
If you are suffering from damage caused by an injury, then facial reconstruction surgery may be right for you. Travis Shaw, MD is a skilled medical professional dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Richmond community. Make an appointment to discuss facial reconstruction by calling/texting (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below. We look forward to serving you!