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Doctor insights on: Orbital Craniofacial Surgery

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Could craniofacial surgery be dangerous?

Could craniofacial surgery be dangerous?

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

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Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

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

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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?

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?

Plagiocephaly: I would look for a craniofacial center in your area that deals with craniofacial surgeries - you will likely need a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon and perhaps Maxillofacial to address the various surgical issues. ...Read more

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Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?

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 more

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What is the recovery time fron orbital decompression surgery?

What is the recovery time fron orbital decompression  surgery?

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

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What to expect if orbital fracture surgery?

What to expect if orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling, bruising..: Depending on the type of fracture, you may have double vision, orbital pain, swelling, bruising and eye irritation for the sutures and numbness in the face and teeth. All of these should resolve with time, although some may be permanent, especially if present before surgery. ...Read more

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What should I expect after an orbital fracture surgery?

What should I expect after an orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling/Irritation: After surgery for an orbital fracture, most patients will experience swelling, bruising, and irritation. These are typically short lived. Because these surgeries involve work around delicate structures of the eye, your surgeon will likely follow you closely initially to make sure there is not a reduction of vision as this may suggest compromise to the blood supply to the eye. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

Restoration: The integrity of the orbit is essential for proper muscle action of the muscles controlling the eye and vision ...Read more