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Orbital Craniofacial Surgery
Experience : Every surgery has it's risks. The experience of the surgeon, overall health of the patient, and nature of the surgery are all factors to consider. The head and face are unique in that there are many crucial structures like nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in a small space. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns and he/she should be able to help you. ...Read more
Analyse risk/benefit: The analysis of risk/benefit would likely be against this request. Just because it is possible does not mean it should or would be considered. ...Read more
Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?
Head size: The head bones fuse and then grow as you age. But a surgery to reduce the head doesn't sound like a good idea. As you age your body may grow into your head size. Talk to your doctor about your feelings about your head size and you may benefit from talking about it. Maybe seeing a plastic surgeon to talk about what you don't like will help you accept your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?
Depends: Decompression removes tissue and creates openings into sinuses so that the excess orbital tissue will enter these spaces and allow the eye to fall back into normal position. If the decompression is significant recovery might take 1-2 weeks but could be less with a smaller amount of tissue displacement. ...Read more
Blew out orbital floor last week, have double vision when looking up/down. Surgery is planned in a wk. How's recovery time? Will there be scarring?
Have a large orbital floor blowout with partial herniated inferior rectus muscle and extraconal fact. Have double vision when looking extremely down/up. Do i need surgery? Can i fully recover?
Not usually: Blowout fractures with entrapment do not usually resolve on their own. In fact it should be taken care of as soon as possible because the entrapment can cause a loss of blood supply to the inferior rectus and cause double vision forever. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.
Ck w/ur eye surgeon: It is wise to speak to your cataract surgeon about this. They usually use very light weight lid speculum, the injection for anesthesia to keep your eye from moving around during surgery is deeper, and usually never causes deep eye pain, but s/he needs to be made aware of this, especially if you might have had any interoperative issues with your surgery. It may be even unrelated like sinuses too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an exopthalmos after zygoma frac and orbital floor repair surgery.My bones are more ouwards now.Plus why i dont feel my jaw the same anymore?
Depends: If the fracture is small then it is a one day surgery where you can go home later that same day. If it is a large fracture or other structures are affected then you may be in the hospital for a few days or longer. It really depends on the extent of the fracture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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