Plastic surgery isn’t solely focused on enhancing your appearance. In some cases, it is about restoring your looks after a serious injury leaves you disfigured or debilitated. This is often the case with fractures of the hands or face, which can have a profound effect on form and function. Surgery by an experienced plastic surgeon may provide the healing necessary to move forward with your life after a severe trauma.
Dr Teston has extensive experience in these types of reconstructive procedures, and will create an individualised surgical plan for you designed for optimal healing. Whether your fracture occurred recently, or a previous fracture has left you with less than satisfactory form or function, Dr Teston can help you. Surgery offers permanent correction of complex fractures, and restores stability, normal function and an appealing appearance to visible areas like the face and hands.
There are different types of facial fractures Dr Teston can address:
Dr Teston will focus on both appearance and function as she corrects these fractures and restores balance, proportion and harmony to the face.
Hand fractures can also be challenging, due to the large number of bones within the wrist and hand. Injuries like those to the hand lead to pain and restrained movement in the affected area. You may also experience a noticeable deformity, particularly if the break is in one of the fingers. While some of these injuries are treated sufficiently with casting, surgery may be needed to set the bones properly, so healing will be complete.
Dr Teston typically repairs fractures in an accredited hospital while the patient is under general anaesthesia. The steps involved in the surgery will vary, depending on the type of injury and its location. Dr Teston will customise your procedure to your situation, with a dual focus on restoring your function and your appearance. Incisions will be carefully placed to minimise visible scarring after your surgery.
You may be able to return home the same day as your surgery, after spending a short time in recovery to ensure that you tolerated the procedure and the anaesthesia well. More complex operations may require an overnight stay in the hospital, where an attentive nursing staff is dedicated to maintaining your comfort in those early hours after your procedure.
Your recovery will vary based on the complexity of your fracture and your treatment. Dr Teston will work closely with you during your recovery process to ensure that your healing progresses well. Once you heal fully, the results of your procedure should be permanent. Dr Teston will make every effort to complete your correction in a single surgical procedure, but there are times when additional procedures may be necessary for full restoration.
The trauma of a fracture is multi-faceted – causing pain, reduced function and self-consciousness about your appearance in many cases. Contact Dr Teston’s office on (02) 9708 3511 and find out how she can help restore your health and your life after these injuries.
*The information about Fractures was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.
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