Reconstructive Surgery After an Accident

Reconstructive Surgery Patients

Rebuild your  looks and confidence after suffering a devastating accident.

Reconstructive surgery can physically and functionally enhance abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Generally, reconstructive surgery is performed to improve functions, but may also be performed to achieve a normal appearance. Trauma reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and the levels of coverage may vary depending on the healthcare provider.

Facial Trauma Doctors

Facial trauma can result from a penetrating or blunt injury, such as those from gunshots, physical altercations, and motor vehicle accidents. Trauma can result in severe damage to the skin, underlying skeleton, the nasal and oral lining, and dental structures. Depending upon the extent of injuries, patients with facial trauma may be cared for by a team of specialists that includes: a plastic surgeon, neurosurgeon, oral surgeon, orthodontist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, psychologist and nurse.

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The goals of trauma reconstructive surgery differ from those of cosmetic surgery. Trauma reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by trauma or injury. Burn wounds, lacerations, growths, and aging problems are considered acquired deformities, in which trauma reconstructive surgery may be necessary. Some patients may find that a procedure commonly thought to be aesthetic in nature may be performed to achieve a reconstructive goal. For example, an adult whose face has an asymmetrical look because of paralysis might have a balancing facelift. Although appearance is enhanced, the main goal of the trauma reconstructive surgery is to restore function.

Victims who have suffered from an accident that had disfiguring effects often turn to reconstructive surgery in attempt to regain self-image. In the event of an accident, the person has already suffered great trauma, and the process of attempting to restructure the deformed area can be a difficult process to undergo. The emotional and mental damage, although unseen, can be just as significant as the visible damage.

The Emotional Trauma of the Accident

After the wounds have healed prior to reconstructive surgery the patient may be left with obstacles to overcome such as not being able to walk, move certain limbs, or simply not being able to perform daily functions without help. These situations are best addressed under the care of a physical therapist. In physical therapy the patient will have an individualized plan to help them recover to the best of their ability. The therapist will design a plan special tailored to the specific needs of the patient, in some cases the patient may need to relearn to use a body part, or lean how to use an artificial part.

The bodily changes a patient can undergo when dealing with reconstructive can lead to depression. Often times after surgery a patient may experience an onset of postoperative depression or the “blues”. Once the reality of the situation sets in a patient may feel low self-esteem or even angry that they were a victim of these circumstances. In any case, a patient suffering emotionally or socially after reconstructive surgery may benefit from counseling. See our section on Psychologist and Psychiatrists.

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