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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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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