Common causes of facial fractures include car and motorcycle accidents, assaults, and recreational activities.
Facial trauma and fractures pose not only a significant cosmetic problem for patients, but often create functional problems as well. Left untreated, facial fractures have the possibility of causing double vision, nasal airway obstruction, difficulty chewing, and teeth which do not align themselves properly. Plastic surgeons are experts at evaluating and treating complex facial injuries while optimizing both form and function. Cosmetic surgery techniques help plastic surgeons hide the incisions which are necessary to repair facial fractures so that the bones can heal optimally and yet scarring can be minimized.