Facial Trauma Specialist

Fiyin Sokoya, MD -  - Facial Plastic Surgeon

Fiyin Sokoya, MD

Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta, GA

Severe facial trauma can have life-altering effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Fiyin Sokoya, MD, offers comprehensive surgical care for facial trauma and has extensive experience in facial reconstruction surgery. He is often involved in treating some of the most complex facial trauma cases in the Atlanta area. He focuses on restoring form and function of your face to the most natural state possible, creating a harmonious appearance that lasts for years. To schedule a facial trauma consultation, call the office in the Atlanta, GA area or book an appointment online today.

Facial Trauma

What causes facial trauma?

Facial trauma describes debilitating injuries to your face that might result from events like auto accidents, acts of violence, or sports participation. These injuries can affect any part of your face, including your:

  • Nose
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Eye sockets
  • Upper and lower jaw

To restore your facial features and help you heal from the trauma, Dr. Sokoya offers facial trauma reconstruction, one of the most technically challenging tasks head and neck surgeons undertake.

He has the training and experience in all aspects of head and neck reconstruction, including maxillofacial reconstruction and microvascular surgery. This ensures you enjoy the best possible outcome and long-lasting results that look natural.

What can I expect during my consultation for facial trauma?

During your facial trauma consultation, Dr. Sokoya reviews your medical history and the mechanism of your injury. He meets with you in-office and can visit with you in the emergency room following a traumatic event.

You might need X-rays, CT scans and other diagnostic imaging tests that Dr. Sokoya will review to determine the best surgical plan. He focuses on an excellent patient experience and emphasizes warmth and kindness throughout your treatment.

What is involved in facial reconstruction surgery?

There are several techniques Dr. Sokoya uses during reconstruction surgery to repair facial trauma. He personalizes each plan to individual patient needs to optimize your results.

He often uses free tissue transfer to repair facial fractures. This involves taking skin, muscle, nerves, fat, and/or bone, along with the relevant blood supply, from one area of your body and transferring it to your face. Dr. Sokoya may also use plates and screws in addition to tissues from your body to properly reconstruct your face.

Facial reconstruction surgery can take several hours, and you can expect to stay in the hospital under Dr. Sokoya and his staff’s observation for a few days.

Throughout your recovery, they continue to provide you with the best recovery experience possible and focus on knowledgeable care, clear communication, and empathy.

To learn more about your options for facial reconstruction surgery to treat facial trauma, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office of Fiyin Sokoya, MD, nearest you today.