Facial Plastic Surgery and Common Sports Injuries

Tearing an ACL, MCL, or Achilles tendon may be major sports injuries, but they are ones that can heal with time. When an athlete suffers facial trauma or injury while playing a sport, the effects can last a lifetime without proper medical attention and treatment methods. Facial plastic surgery is one of the best ways to address damage to the face because it can help you reverse those effects once and for all. Two procedures in particular are very helpful for athletes once a facial injury has occurred: scar revision and rhinoplasty.

How Can Scar Revision Help?

In many ways, scar revision is as simple as it sounds: scars on the face can be surgically or non-surgically revised to appear more natural, less noticeable, or nearly invisible. There are many ways to address scarring, so the best way to learn more about how your own scars can be revised is to consult with a facial plastic surgeon who can examine your scars closely.

Soft tissue trauma, for example, can be repaired right inside the clinic; more serious injuries should be seen first by an ER doctor. Proper closing of the wounds with stitches can even help to lessen the future potential for noticeable scarring. Sometimes, scars can be removed surgically while other times, they can be treated with nonsurgical measures.

When Is Rhinoplasty Used for Trauma Repair?

Any damage done to the nose as the result of a sports injury can lead to rhinoplasty surgery. When the nose is bumped, banged, bruised, and broken, it’s wise to see a facial plastic surgeon who can properly assess the level of damage sustained and how to address it. Rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery that can improve both the functional and aesthetic features of the nose. For many athletes, a nasal injury may include both internal and external damage, making a comprehensive rhinoplasty necessary to restore breathing and undo visible changes to the nasal structure.

A broken nose is one of the most common injuries sustained in sports like soccer, rugby, and basketball. It is one of the most vulnerable parts of the human face because of its positioning, so rhinoplasty surgery has become quite common among athletes. When you have sustained nasal trauma, visit the emergency room for immediate care and treatment. They may set your nose to help with the breakage or advise you on the next steps towards recovery. Visit with a board certified facial plastic surgeon next to discuss what surgical measures can be taken to repair your nose.

Start With a Consultation to Plan Your Sports Injury Repair

Consult with an facial plastic surgeon to discuss your own sports injuries and how you might repair or correct them. Let Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker guide you through the surgical process from start to finish. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Transplant Specialist, he is both the founder and director of California’s longest standing office surgery facility and the past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine before serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and seeing active duty in Vietnam. Dr. Kabaker has become the world’s leading authority on hairline lowering surgery as well as an internationally recognized authority on facial plastic surgery and hair/scalp reconstruction surgery. Today, he serves as the AAFPRS fellowship director of young facial plastic surgeons while delivering superior results to his patients. To book a consultation with Dr. Kabaker, contact his office located at 3324 Webster Street in Oakland, California by calling (415) 379-9015.

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