What can I expect after the facial reconstruction procedure?

A much more normal appearance can be expected after surgery. Sometimes, a follow-up procedure is needed during the next 1-4 years.

Contact sports should be avoided for the next 2-6 months after the facial reconstruction surgery. People who have had a serious injury often need to work through the emotional issues of the trauma and the change in their appearance.

Patients might experience post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety disorder as a result of their injury or condition that lead to the surgery, as such, it may be helpful to talk to a mental health professional.

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