Facial Laceration Repair Monmouth County
Face Laceration Surgery Repair in Monmouth County, Jersey Shore, and West Long Branch
A facial laceration is a tear in the soft tissue of the face or neck. Depending on the object that caused the cut, the edges of the cut may be bleeding, dirty, or jagged. Lacerations usually affect the skin; they may also involve other tissues such as subcutaneous fat, nerves, tendons, blood vessels, or even muscles. While some patients get their injuries treated by emergency room physicians, most lacerations are too complicated or are located in cosmetically sensitive areas that require the skill and attention to detail of a plastic surgeon to perform the repair.
Monmouth County plastic surgeon, Dr. Rahul Vemula, provides immediate and urgent treatment of lacerations, burns, complex wounds, and facial trauma. Dr. Vemula has worked with countless men, women, and children from Monmouth County areas such as Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Rumson, Fairhaven, and Redbank. He is also on call for patients from surrounding Jersey Shore areas such as Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Central New Jersey, and New York City.
Face and Head Laceration Treatment Areas
Dr. Rahul Vemula is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Vemula is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and an active member in good standing with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). When candidates are searching for the best laceration repair Monmouth County has to offer, Dr. Vemula will be happy to answer your questions and plan a successful procedure to address your concerns. The surgeon takes each patient case as unique and leverages his years of experience as well as advanced technology when treating lacerations to any part of the head or face.
Dr. Vemula will determine the most appropriate surgical approach based on the depth and severity of the injury. Your forehead laceration healing time will be influenced by the extent of the procedure, as well as your body’s unique ability to heal.
Nose Laceration Repair
The goal of nose laceration repair is to identify septal hematoma and underlying fractures, as well as cover the cartilage to achieve an aesthetically pleasing treatment. Dr. Vemula will repair all layers to avoid distorting the appearance of the nose. This approach ensures proper treatment while also addressing cosmetic concerns.
Head and Skull Lacerations
Wounds to the head and skull may involve fractures and need to be examined as soon as possible. Dr. Vemula may utilize sutures, staples, or tissue adhesives, depending on the condition of the laceration.
Lacerated injuries to the neck region are usually caused by road collisions or other accidents and can be both challenging and complex for healthcare providers. When brought on board, Dr. Vemula will work with other doctors to ensure that both underlying injuries and minor superficial injuries are addressed with a pleasing cosmetic outcome.
Lip laceration repairs are delicate procedures. When done improperly, even a 1mm step-off in the closure will be noticeable. Complications such as this is minimized when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Vemula. The surgeon will focus on relieving tension and closing the injury while minimizing the risk of scarring and other complications.
Ear Laceration Repair
Because multiple cartilaginous folds create shadows and curves that give the ear an appearance that may be hard to recreate with even small injuries, traumatic ear lacerations can be intimidating. More so, since the intricate contours and folds help in the acquisition and amplification of sound, repairing an ear lobe laceration takes more than just making it look aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Vemula has rich experience and a successful track record in this type of procedure and will focus on addressing the deformity while preserving the perception of hearing.
Chin Laceration Repair
Chin lacerations may happen as a result of a fall or cut by a sharp object. Wounds that are not deep may be closed with surgical tape. Dr. Vemula typically uses small stitches and a multi-layered closure that are removed within 5-7 days to address deeper lacerations in this area.
The first step in repairing cheek lacerations is to determine whether the injury is partial thickness or full thickness. The surgeon will also need to evaluate for parotid gland and facial nerve injuries that require specialist repair. Full-thickness cheek lacerations involve the cheek skin, underlying subcutaneous tissue, as well as the intra-oral mucosa. These wounds need to be repaired in layers in order to ensure appropriate cosmetics.
Candidates for Facial Laceration Repair in Monmouth County
You may be a good candidate for facial laceration repair surgery if you have:
- Facial trauma
- Fractures of nasal and facial bones
- Facial lacerations
- Dog bites
During your consultation with Dr. Vemula, the surgeon will conduct a thorough examination and determine the best course of action in order to deliver the best possible results.
Facial Laceration Recovery
Facial laceration procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia in the emergency room, or in Dr. Vemula’s in-office procedure room. In cases where the injury is complicated or requires significant repair time, sedation or general anesthesia may be used. Dr. Vemula utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and a variety of treatment modalities in order to resolve any cosmetic or functional impairment.
The recovery duration following facial laceration repair will vary greatly from one patient to the other, usually depending on the extent and type of the injury. Most facial laceration procedures require sutures, which are removed within5-7 days. You may also be required to avoid certain activities during the recovery period. At your consultation with Dr. Vemula, the surgeon will answer your questions, discuss treatment options, and take you through the recovery process.
Facial Laceration Scar Prevention
As would be expected, all lacerations tend to heal with scars. However, the extent of scarring will vary depending on factors such as a personal history of excessive scar formation, location, size, and type of the wound, as well as the skill of the surgeon.
Dr. Vemula uses advanced laceration repair techniques to ensure that any scarring resulting from the procedure is almost invisible. Following the treatment, he will provide you with a list of laceration care instructions to ensure the best possible outcome. These instructions usually focus on:
- Keeping the wound clean and moist
- Covering the wound and changing the bandages
- Hydrating the wound and minimizing scarring with silicone gel sheets
Look at our Before & After Gallery to see the amazing results that Dr. Vemula consistently delivers for his patients.
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Laceration repair involving the face, head or neck is an art. Patients considering this kind of procedure need to carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Vemula has the knowledge, skills, and expertise it takes to give patients the best possible result while protecting function and movement of the nose, face, and neck. He has successfully performed numerous facial laceration repairs on patients from Monmouth County in New Jersey, as well as the Jersey Shore areas of Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Central New Jersey, and New York City.
Dr. Rahul Vemula with VIP Plastic Surgery hopes you never need him, but if you do, he is on emergency call 24/7 for his patients.