Facial trauma repair is a type of surgery. It fixes an injury to the face or
jaw. It may be done to stop bleeding, repair damaged tissue, or fix
You will get medicine to make you sleep during the
You may go home the same day as your surgery. Or you may
need to stay in the hospital overnight. If you have other injuries, you may
need to stay in the hospital longer. How long it takes to heal will depend on what type of injury you have. It may take a few months.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Surgery can be
stressful. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for surgery.
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Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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