A facial laceration is a cut or tear in the soft tissue of your face or neck. Injuries to the face, head, and neck, including lacerations, abrasions, hematomas, and facial fractures account for a large number of emergency room visits. Some of these injuries may be repaired by emergency room physicians. However, many injuries are too complicated or are located on cosmetically sensitive areas of the face and neck, and thus may not be within the scope of practice for the ER doctor.
For simple or complex facial laceration cases, patients should be treated by a specialist with dedicated training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – and fellowship trained by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Sanjay Keni is an expert in treating complicated facial and nasal fractures or lacerations.
Who is a Candidate for Facial Laceration Repair?
Any patient with facial trauma, fractures of nasal and facial bones, or lacerations may be a candidate for repair by an experienced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Sanjay Keni works with you to help determine the best course of action that will deliver the most appealing results.
What is the Recovery Like from Facial Laceration Repair?
Most facial lacerations may be repaired under local anesthesia in our office or in the emergency room, with Dr. Keni. Sedation or general anesthesia may be required if the injury is complicated or requires significant time to repair. Dr. Keni only practices the most state-of-the-art techniques and a variety of treatment modalities to resolve any function or cosmetic impairment. Results will be almost invisible in appearance. More complicated deformities may require a series of separate treatments. The recovery period for facial laceration repair is highly variable. Recovery time is dependent on the type and extent of the injury. Most facial lacerations require suture for repair. Sutures are removed within about one week. Activity may be restricted during this time. At your consultation, Dr. Keni will discuss the most appropriate treatment options, answer any questions, and explain expectations for recovery.
Facial laceration repair of the face and neck is an art. Those patients considering laceration repair should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. As a result of prior lacerations or broken bones patients may have noticeable scarring or difficulty breathing through the nose. Dr. Sanjay Keni is double Board certified in both Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Keni is one of a few Chicago Plastic Surgeons with the expertise to offer patients the best cosmetic result while protecting proper function and movement of their face, nose, or neck.
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“Dr. Sanjay Keni was absolutely awesome….I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. He was very knowledgeable and articulate…almost can’t wait to see him at my follow up appointment in 10 days.”
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“Excellent all around. Dr.Keni was professional, knowledgeable, and he saw me in a timely manner. I would highly recommend his services to family & friends.”
“Wonderful doctor. Takes his time to talk to a patient and fully address [my] problems … I would highly recommend Dr. Sanjay Keni to any and all of my friends if they inquired about who I see and where I go to.”
“I had a lifestyle lift done [at Keni Plastic Surgery] last Thursday and I can see the results. I had no idea to expect. I had radiation to my neck eight years ago and it really damaged that area. I could not stand to look at my neck. Dr. Keni told me he thought he could make improvements and I trusted him. Because radiation is so hard on the skin it makes it really difficult to fix. Other plastic surgeons said the procedure would not have worked out well. But, Dr. Keni had a great idea and GOOD LORD my neck is so pretty now. I could see it after the surgery and I am glad I had it done. For any women or men that have had to go through some sort of radiation in the neck area, all I can say is “WOW!” It is fixable.”
~ Marjoire T.
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~ Vanessa H.
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~ Rebecca R.
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~ Maria C.