Injuries and deformities of the face may result from many causes. The most common cause is car accidents. Since the development of air bags, the number of severe facial fractures is decreasing. However, we still see a significant number of patients who either have facial fractures, or have significant soft tissue injury to the face. Plastic surgery is the specialty with the greatest experience in treatment of such patients. Surgeons who specialize in this aspect of plastic surgery are called maxillo-facial surgeons. In patients who have facial fractures, broken bone pieces are put back together and kept in position with small screws and plates. The soft tissues that have been damaged are repaired, and the face is restored by reconstructive techniques. Facial reconstruction has also been used for a variety of occlusal problems with dentition. Plastic surgeons work in conjunction with dentists and oral surgeons to bring the upper and lower teeth into proper alignment. These adjustments in the facial skeleton often have a significant beneficial effect on the overall facial balance and harmony.
Dr. Marefat and the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss facial reconstruction in Virginia. Schedule an appointment online or call one of our locations, our Arlington, Virginia office at 703-516-7600 or our Woodbridge, Virginia office at 703-560-9583.
Dr. Marefat offers a number of financial assistance programs and payment programs to cover the cost of facial reconstruction in Virginia. Please visit the Patient Financing section of our website for more details or ask the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery about these options so you can get started with facial reconstruction in Virginia today.