Hello, this is my first post here. Three year ago I had a zygomatic fracture of my right cheek and I had to have metal plates put in to hold the bone in place. After the healing process I noticed that my face was now asymmetrical, my right cheek bone is more prominent and this led me to being embaressed and becoming much less confident than I used to, I suppose I dislike who I am now.
I have been searching the web for information to do with facial operations to correct things similar to my condition but I am finding it very difficult to locate good information.
I would like to know more about operations that involve re breaking a bone to correct its position and how I go about organising having surgery. I have been to my doctors and was told my cheek is to close to its normal position to recieve further corrective surgery under NHS but I'm going back soon to try and organise a consultation with a facial surgeon.
I am a 25 year old male. I to fractured my cheek bone in a sports accident and had reconstrcution surgery to correct the shape of my face.
This surgery was do on 4/4/09 I have now had three weeks recovery, the swelling has gone down.
I like you have a more prominent cheek bone after the sugery. I have also been searching the internet looking for any way of bringing it back to normal. unfortunalty I ve not found anything , but will keep looking.
It has not really adffected my confindeance as yet however I find myself looking in the mirror more often and I think it may start to.
please let me know how your further surgery goes and if it bring your cheek bone back to normal
Today I went to a consultation through the NHS but due to the fact that my cheek deformity isn't restricting functionality I was denied any kind of surgery. I am very annoyed by this and unhappy, today was supposed to be the day I was told I could have something done.
Now I am going to try and get it done privately, due to strange coincidence my next door neighbour had his cheekbone broken when he was younger and through conversation I was given an apparently excellent facial surgeons contact details.
I started to look in the mirrow at the beginning and thought 'oh I've got scars, they look cool, well whatever' and after looking in the mirror more recently I started to notice the differences in more detail on either side of my face which has brought me to were I am now.
I am completely dedicated to getting something done and it angers me that I'm supposed to be going to University in a while and really don't want to feel like I don't want to go, after all I've only got one face and I want it fixed, I don't want to just accept that somebody deformed me.
I say fair play to you for getting something done about it!!!
Im James 28. I had a tripod (Cheekbone) fracture about a month ago when i got shouldered in the face playing football. I had a noticeable depression on my left side (malar) and a step on my orbital rim (Felt like a bit of bone sticking out). I ended up having surgery exactly 14 days after the injury.
In the surgery they made an incision in my hair line above my ear and used a gillies instrument to lever the cheekbone back into the correct position and alignment. I was told after surgery that the need for titanium plates and screws was unnecessary as the bone apparently popped back into place.
Subsequently, after the initial swelling went down I began to notice that the left cheekbone was most certainly there, but was not as prominent as my unaffected side. Also a slight step seemed to appear again along my orbital rim, not as pronounced as before.
So I decided as a precaution to go back to the maxillofacial clinic to ensure it hadnt moved out of place again.
After xrays and the surgeon checking me over I was told it had only moved a mm or so and surgery wasnt necessary.
However, im not a bad looking guy, and have always been very conscious of the way i look. I can still see a difference in both cheekbones and its making me really unhappy. I cant seem to concentrate on my life the way I should be. I feel like maybe they should have put plates in to ensure it didnt move anywhere. All my treatment has been done through the NHS, and im going to give it one last shot. If not I may have to go private unfortunately, and i dont really have the money for that.
Let me know if anyone else has had the same problems and what you did to resolve them. I hope this helps people.
Im not too happy with the NHS, I even had to push them to get follow up xrays.