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If you are looking for a treatment option for the effects of craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia in New York City, James P Bradley performs several reconstructive facial procedures.
What Is Fibrous Dysplasia?
Fibrous dysplasia is a benign bone disorder that replaces normal skeletal tissue with fibrous connective tissue. This leads to a weakened structure, making you prone to breaks and fractures.
This rare genetic disorder usually becomes noticed in late childhood or early adulthood. It can occur in one region only (monostotic) or many areas (polyostotic). It may go unnoticed until symptoms like a limp, pain, or fractures occur. There are more apparent symptoms, such as facial deformities and teeth displacement, that can be corrected.
When this condition affects the bones of the face, it is known as craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. Facial bones may be disfigured or malformed, which leads to drastic changes in your appearance. When it affects the function and/or appearance of the nose and face, it can be corrected using reconstructive surgery.
Ideal Candidate for Fibrous Dysplasia Correction
If you have been diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia and want to achieve better facial symmetry or reduce disfigurement, you are a good candidate for fibrous dysplasia treatment. It is important that you are in good overall health before you undergo any procedure.
During your consultation with Dr. Bradley, you will be physically examined to determine the severity of your disorder. Additional diagnostic tests may be undertaken to properly diagnose your condition.
You will be informed of the available treatment options in detail, including the preparation and recovery process required. It is important to ask any questions you may have. Finally, a surgical plan will be created, and a date will be set for your initial procedure.
Fibrous Dysplasia Correction Objectives
- To improve breathing with reconstruction of cartilage support. Breathing improvement may be noticed as relief from sleep apnea.
- To straighten the nose and provide a more appealing and balanced nasal shape that is specific for you.
Dr. Bradley will perform several surgical techniques to correct the effects of fibrous dysplasia on the nose and face:
- Initial Cleft Nose Repair: Repositioning the ‘slumped’ cartilages with a closed technique at the time of lip repair.
- Secondary Cleft Rhinoplasty (at school age): Improvement in nose tip projection and nasal symmetry using an open technique.
- Final Cleft Septorhinoplasty: Correction of septal deviation and fine-tuning the previous nose repairs.
The Fibrous Dysplasia Correction Recovery Period
Following each corrective procedure, you will need some time for recovery. Your downtime for surgery might take a few weeks. You can expect bruising, swelling, and pain for the first several days. Oral pain medications can help ease the discomfort.
Maintain minimal activity during the first week after surgery. No strenuous activities are allowed for the first three weeks to avoid negatively affecting the incisions.
Fibrous Dysplasia Correction Cost
The cost of fibrous dysplasia corrective surgery varies from one patient to another, because it is tailored specifically for each individual. The overall price will include the anesthetic used and extent of work done.
Does a secondary cleft rhinoplasty have to be performed?
No, this is an optional procedure in most situations aimed at providing the best appearance at a time when school socialization is occurring.
Why does the septal surgery have to wait until teen-aged years?
The septum is a center for face growth and so should not be operated on until maturity. In addition, the deviation is not that apparent until teen-aged years.
Schedule Your Consultation
Learn more about reconstructive surgery to address the symptoms of craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia in New York City. Contact Dr. Bradley today to arrange a consultation.
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