Facial Reconstruction Surgery - Salinas & Watsonville, CA
Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced facial trauma, whether caused by a sports mishap, car accident, or accident at home. One of the most common forms of facial trauma is facial fracture. Facial fractures are common in children and adults. Fractures can occur in any bone in the face. The most common fractures occur in the lower or upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, eye sockets, or a combination of them all.
Facial reconstruction surgery in Salinas and Watsonville, CA
is similar to treating a fracture in the leg or arm. The parts of the bone must be lined up (reduced) and held in place long enough for them to heal. The process of reducing the fracture depends on each case and patient. The doctor may be required to use wires or plates to ensure that the bones heal in the correct positions. In rare cases the doctor may be required to wire a patient’s jaws shut to ensure that the jaw heals in the correct position.
Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training, surgical expertise and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long term function and esthetics. Dr. Herrera's extensive education and training at Loyola university, surgical expertise and the use of state of the art technology available in the practice ( iCAT and anatomage), makes Dr. Herrera uniquely qualified to manage and go through facial trauma surgery in Salinas, Freedom, and Watsonville, CA