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Facial Reconstruction Surgery in Dubai

Hundreds of thousands of infants are born each year with significant ear and facial anomalies. The facial conditions include cleft lip, cleft palate, skull malformation, etc. Similarly, a tumor or trauma can also cause facial deformities after birth. To fix all these conditions, ear surgery, and facial reconstruction surgery are used.

Are you a Candidate?

You may be an excellent candidate for facial reconstruction surgery in Dubai if:

  • You have experienced a certain type of facial trauma e.g. fractures, burns, etc.
  • You are suffering from facial deformities following trauma.

Treatment Goals

The goals of facial reconstructive surgery are:

  • Restoring your facial appearance by treating congenital defects or defects caused by some trauma.
  • Aiming to restore the functionality of specific facial features such as chewing, speaking, and facial expressions.

Treatable Conditions

Facial reconstructive surgery is the procedure that treats multiple conditions including facial deformities, distortions or severe trauma. In some cases, the entire face needs to be reconstructed while in others certain features are reconstructed. The conditions that our experienced plastic surgeons treat include:

  • Cleft Lip and palate: This condition is among the most common facial birth problems. Cleft lip and palate typically require multiple surgeries over several years, starting in infancy, to address both function and appearance, with ongoing care and assessment.
  • Congenital growths and tumors: Congenital growths and tumors, such as hemangiomas, vascular malformations, fibrous dysplasia of bone, and neurofibromatosis are relatively common. Treatment of congenital growths and tumors often involves a multidisciplinary team, including craniofacial surgeons, to plan and execute a treatment strategy tailored to the individual’s needs.
  • Craniomaxillofacial trauma: Craniomaxillofacial trauma requires immediate and precise diagnosis, followed by tailored surgical intervention to address bone, soft tissue, and aesthetic concerns. Some patients will also have secondary deformities after the initial intervention. They can benefit from further surgical intervention.
  • Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is a condition where the sutures in a baby’s skull close prematurely, affecting skull and brain growth. It requires careful evaluation and treatment. This condition also requires the team effort of a craniofacial surgeon and a pediatric neurosurgeon. After the surgical intervention, an ongoing reassessment at appropriate intervals is required in order to monitor function, facial growth, and appearance.

Preparation

Here are a few guidelines to prepare for the procedure.

  • Let your doctor know if you are already using some kind of medication.
  • Discuss your desires and requirements with your doctor.
  • Don’t drink or eat after midnight prior to the procedure or as prescribed by the surgeon.
  • Stop taking any kind of blood thinners.
  • Don’t wear any kind of makeup on the day of the surgery.

Procedure

Facial reconstruction surgery is a highly personalized procedure that addresses a patient’s specific issues. No two procedures follow the same plan. Our plastic surgeons will guide you about the procedure during the consultation. However, general procedural steps include:

  • Like any other surgical procedure, the first step of facial reconstructive surgery is the administration of anesthesia. Both general and local anesthesia can be used. The choice between general and local anesthesia will be made based on the specific surgical needs and patient health considerations.
  • Then incisions are made according to the requirements of the procedure. Our plastic surgeons make every effort to keep incisions small and in discrete locations.
  • Surgical techniques may involve grafting tissue or bone from other areas, reshaping structures, or implanting materials to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Finally, incisions are closed using absorbable or nonabsorbable stitches.

Benefits

Facial reconstructive surgery has many benefits. Here are a few of the significant ones:

  • The procedure aims to restore or improve facial appearance.
  • It improves the functionality of treated facial parts.
  • It causes minimal pain and discomfort. 

Recovery Time

Since every facial reconstructive surgery is different, the recovery period also varies for every patient. Recovery times can range from weeks to months based on the extent of surgery and individual healing rates. Discuss with your surgeon about the expected recovery timeline and any work or activity restrictions post-surgery.  He will also provide you with some post-surgical instructions to make your recovery smooth, quick and comfortable.

Outcomes

As a result of getting facial reconstructive surgery in Dubai, many patients see improved appearance and feel more confident post-surgery, but outcomes and psychological impacts vary.

Before & After Results

The results of all facial reconstruction procedures are often long-lasting. There are no guarantees, as the results may vary from person to person.

Facial Reconstruction Surgery FAQs

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is less painful. Pain is managed through pre-operative planning and post-operative medications, but individual experiences may vary.

Is Facial Reconstructive Surgery Right for You?

Success rates for facial reconstructive surgery vary widely based on the specific condition and individual circumstances. Consult with a healthcare provider for your particular case.

Does reconstructive surgery differ for children and teens?

Yes, the procedure and other implementations of reconstructive surgery differ in various ways. Teenagers and children don’t have fine lines and wrinkles, so it becomes difficult for the surgeon to hide scars. While it's true that younger skin has different characteristics, skilled surgeons utilize various techniques to minimize and hide scars effectively in all age groups.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery can take 6 to 8 weeks for many procedures, but exact time varies based on the surgery's complexity and individual healing.

Our Surgeons

Prof Dr. Robert Hierner
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon
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Dr. Federico Di Francesco MD
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
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