Overview

Overview

Significant facial deformities following trauma, such as severe motor vehicle accidents or gunshot injuries, can present some of the most challenging reconstructions in facial plastic surgery.

Many individuals undergo multiple and often major operations to achieve some return to normalcy. However, in severe injuries, acceptable return of facial appearance and function may not be achieved.

Why choose Cleveland Clinic?

Our surgical specialists at Cleveland Clinic have extensive experience with primary and revision facial and head and neck reconstruction for traumatic injuries of the face, and can often bring new ideas and techniques to help severely injured patients.

Profound facial injuries present some of the most difficult challenges to reconstructive surgeons, and it is quite rare that a perfect result can be achieved with one or even a few operations. With this knowledge, a stepwise approach of restoring facial structure, then function and finally form (appearance) is often required.

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Reconstructive Surgeons

Patrick Byrne, MD, MBA
Patrick Byrne, MD, MBA
Chair, Head & Neck Institute
Peter Ciolek, MD
Peter Ciolek, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Michael Fritz, MD
Michael Fritz, MD
Section Head, Facial Plastic and Microvascular Surgery
Dane Genther, MD
Dane Genther, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Graham Schwarz, MD
Graham Schwarz, MD
Program Director, Microsurgery Fellowship
Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

  • Chronic orbital or facial deformity following trauma
  • Facial gunshot or blast injuries
  • Facial scar revision
  • Facial trauma
  • Malocclusion after trauma
  • Mandible fractures
  • Maxillary and zygomatic fractures
  • Orbital fractures
Appointments

Appointments

Make an Appointment

Cleveland Clinic Center for Facial Reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorders offers consultations at Cleveland Clinic's main campus.

Phone: 216.445.9259
Email: FacialReconCenter@ccf.org

After you call to arrange an initial appointment with our team, one of our providers will reach out to you to perform a pre-visit intake. Please make arrangements to have copies of prior imaging, imaging reports, operative notes, laboratory studies, pathology reports, and consult notes available that you would like us to review prior to your appointment.

Virtual Visits

You can now stay connected to your healthcare team through virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.

MyChart

A secure online tool connecting patients to their own health information from the privacy of their home.

The MyChart • Caregiver service, an optional feature in MyChart, allows you to view family members' records. When clicking on a particular name, you will access that family member's MyChart account.

Whether you have caregiver access over one family member or several, you can view this list in MyChart under “My Family’s Record.”