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Dr. S Chidyllo,New Jersey Plastic Surgeon helps prevent facial deformities with early facial surgery
Dr. Stephen Chidyllo, board certified New Jersey Plastic Surgeon believes that many forms of post traumatic facial deformities can be prevented by way of early surgical intervention of patients who have sustained facial trauma and facial fractures
By: Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD, DDS, FACS
As the Chief of Plastic Surgery at this New Jersey Regional Trauma Center, Dr. Chidyllo has worked closely with the trauma surgeons and the trauma service for over 16 years. Dr. Chidyllo believes that early surgical intervention of patients who have sustained maxillofacial and or craniofacial fractures and injuries will assist in the prevention of both post traumatic bony contour as well as soft tissue deformities. A majority of the maxillofacial jaw and facial fractures treated by Dr. Chidyllo are the result of high speed motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Chidyllo believes that as soon as the patient is stable and medically cleared by both the trauma and neurosurgery surgeons, the patient should be prepared for surgery for the correction and reconstruction of their facial fractures. For additional information on Facial Reconstruction, please review the section on "Reconstructive Plastic Surgery"on the office website: www.plasticsurgerynewjersey.org
Facial fractures in adults can be routinely treated within the first two weeks after the accident. As further times elapses, the bony fractures start to heal in a deformed position. Dr. Chidyllo has successfully treated facial and jaw fractures even after four weeks from the injury. In several cases one needs to use a surgical chisel along with a micro-surgical saw to cut and re-brake the malpositioned facial fractures. The bony segments are then repositioned into the correct anatomical position and fixated with micro plates, screws and mesh. In some cases, if there is missing bone due to the impact of the accident, bones grafts may need to be added to support the reconstructed segments.
By performing a facial reconstruction as soon as the patient is medical cleared, assist n preventing post traumatic facial contour deformities. By performing early surgical intervention it is often easier to reposition the fractured segments into their correct anatomical position. In all cases of post traumatic facial reconstruction there is the possibility that the patient may require additional surgery in order to augment the bony reconstruction as well as to revise or support the patients facial soft tissues. For additional information on Facial Reconstruction and Maxillofacial Surgery please review of the office website at: www.plasticsurgerynewjersey.org
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Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery and Center for Reconstructive Surgery is an advanced concept in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo, Medical Director, specializes in reconstructive surgery of the face and breasts.