Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are uniquely qualified to address facial trauma and lacerations because of their extensive training in head and neck surgery and subspecialty training in facial plastic surgery. With facial reconstruction surgery at Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand that accidents often happen after normal business hours. We strive to provide the highest quality of care and offer “after hours” consultations for facial trauma and facial lacerations.
Repair Lacerations and Trauma in North Carolina
Having served as faculty at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz have extensive experience in managing facial trauma, including facial fractures and soft tissue injuries of the head, face, eyes, ears, nose, lips, and neck. Our surgeons apply their knowledge, experience, and artistic sense in order to restore structure and function, and provide optimal aesthetic results for patients in need of facial reconstruction surgery.
Remember that any medical event with health-threatening consequences should be managed by a primary care physician or emergency room physician. In any emergency, call 911.
Common Traumas Requiring Facial Reconstruction Surgery
Facial injuries are a common occurrence. Facial trauma can often change facial contours and result in obvious disfigurement. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz understand the potential psychological impact of a significant facial injury. We approach each injury requiring facial reconstruction surgery with meticulous attention to detail and with emphasis on achieving the best cosmetic results.
- Nasal fractures
- Jaw fractures
- Orbital (around the eyes) fractures
- Sinus fractures
- Cheek fractures
- Dog bites
- Lacerations (cuts) of the head, face, eyes, ears, nose, lips, and neck
Repairs in many facial reconstruction surgery cases involving fractured (broken) facial bones require moving the broken bones into place such that they are placed into their natural position. The bones are then secured into place to ensure proper healing. Wounds (lacerations) are precisely closed to maximize wound healing while minimizing scar formation.
Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz are absolutely amazing people. I had to have Moh's surgery to remove skin cancer that was located medial to my eyebrow. I am 29 and have never had any illness before, so getting this news and being told I had to have surgery on my face was absolutely terrifying. From the first conversation I had with Catherine on the phone, I knew I was in genuinely caring hands. I met with both Doctors for a consult and they immediately made my dread start to dissipate. They even stayed late to meet with me to accommodate my work schedule. They were incredibly thorough, listened to my concerns and fears, and explained the different closure options they could perform to result in the most desirable cosmetic outcome. Fast forward to my surgery day, and both Doctors came to talk to me and reassure me when I was in pre-op. Afterward, Dr. Garcia even called me on the weekend to check in and see how I was doing, and multiple times told me if I need absolutely anything to not hesitate to contact her. I am absolutely amazed at how fantastic of a job they performed! I was convinced I would lose half of my eyebrow, that my face would be deformed in some way--I couldn't have been more wrong. They were able to keep my eyebrow looking almost identical to before surgery. Further, my scar is not nearly as bad as I had imagined! Everyone I know has been saying how it is minimally noticeable. I will be forever grateful for this team!!
In some cases, lacerations may allow your surgeon access to the necessary structures during facial reconstruction surgery, making new incisions unnecessary.
Note that procedures available for reconstruction at Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery are for lacerations, broken facial bones, and similar trauma, not injuries from burns.
Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are dual board certified surgeons.
Facial Care Beyond Facial Reconstruction Surgery in Charlotte
In addition to facial reconstructive surgery, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz perform a variety of procedures designed to help their patients heal with maximum cosmetic results.
Skin Cancer Surgery involves closing incisions made during Mohs surgery for aesthetic benefit and the preservation of natural function.
Scar surgery mole removal is devoted to removing, camouflaging, or otherwise lessening the prominence of telltale signs of injury or surgery.
At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide the highest quality individualized patient care. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz will consult with each patient to determine the most optimal treatment plan, including facial reconstruction surgery, for their unique injury.