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Facial Trauma & Injury Surgery

Accidents can happen, but they don't have to be life-changing

Common causes

  • Sports injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Violence

Symptoms

Symptoms may include pain, swelling, bleeding, bruising, and numbness, while fractures to the facial bones may also result in difficulty breathing, speaking or seeing.

Maxillofacial trauma may also involve serious or life threatening symptoms, such as brain injury, airway obstruction, excessive bleeding, or shock.

Maxillofacial trauma is any injury to the face or jaws. Facial trauma may present with skin lacerations, burns, obstruction to the nasal cavity or sinuses, damage to the orbital (eye) sockets, fracture to the jawbone, and missing or broken teeth. All can have have a significant impact on your appearance – not only in terms of pain or reduced capabilities, but also in your overall quality of life.

The combination of dental and surgical training makes Mr Lee as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon uniquely skilled at restoring the aesthetics of facial proportions, the functionality of jaw joints and bites, and damaged or missing teeth.

Mr Lee also offers a range of surgical treatments that can effectively restore or improve the appearance of the face after injury.

Cheekbone and eye socket injuries

The cheekbone (zygoma) forms part of the eye socket, both protecting the eyeball and supporting it from below. It is also linked to the side of the nose and the upper jaw.

Careful examination and a comprehensive treatment plan are essential in restoring cheek prominence and fixation with mini metal plates and screws.

Lower jaw injuries

Lower jaw (mandible) fractures present with pain, swelling, bleeding, facial numbness, changes to bite (occlusion) and loss of function. Under general anaesthesia the fractures are reduced and fixed with mini metal plates and screws restoring bite (occlusion) and function.

Upper Jaw Injuries

Upper jaw (maxilla) fractures present with pain, swelling, bleeding, facial numbness, mobility, change to bite (occlusion) and loss of function.

Under general anaesthesia the fractures are reduced and fixed with mini metal plates and screws restoring bite (occlusion) and function.

What Mr Lee's patients say

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The treatment is still ongoing but I am totally happy with the part Mr Lee and his team played in this. I am hoping that nothing like this will happen again but if it did, I would not hesitate to contact Mr Lee and his team again. Thank you

JW

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JW

The treatment is still ongoing but I am totally happy with the part Mr Lee and his team played in this. I am hoping that nothing like this will happen again but if it did, I would not hesitate to contact Mr Lee and his team again. Thank you
As one of the club doctors for Sheffield United, I have been fortunate to have Nick's support in managing two of our injured first-team players in the past year...

Sheffield United FC Club Doctor

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2019-09-10T16:50:31+00:00

Sheffield United FC Club Doctor

As one of the club doctors for Sheffield United, I have been fortunate to have Nick's support in managing two of our injured first-team players in the past year...
Mr Lee treated my wife the week before I first saw him, with very positive results. On her recommendation I saw Mr Lee, the experience was exactly as I expected.

MO

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2022-02-23T10:35:57+00:00

MO

Mr Lee treated my wife the week before I first saw him, with very positive results. On her recommendation I saw Mr Lee, the experience was exactly as I expected.
Dr Lee and his team completely changed my life... it has improved my confidence in all aspects!

An NHS Patient

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2019-08-17T13:54:53+00:00

An NHS Patient

Dr Lee and his team completely changed my life... it has improved my confidence in all aspects!
I selected him because of his specialist experience and all of the care he gave was excellent

JJ

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2022-02-23T10:42:14+00:00

JJ

I selected him because of his specialist experience and all of the care he gave was excellent
I was a little nervous but Mr Lee and his team put me at ease and I felt I was in very safe hands. The procedure was painless and I was able to go home soon afterwards

SH

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2022-02-23T10:49:49+00:00

SH

I was a little nervous but Mr Lee and his team put me at ease and I felt I was in very safe hands. The procedure was painless and I was able to go home soon afterwards
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