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Treatment of Soft Facial Tissue Injury in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
15591.85
General therapeutic rehabilitation
717.22

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

The PAN Clinic Cologne is a multidisciplinary medical facility that combines advanced medicine, excellent quality of patient care and a high level of comfort. Founded in 1999, the clinic is located in the very heart of Cologne. During this time, the medical complex has gained long clinical experience, but at the same time it has
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
38849.85

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
41520.75

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
38812.15

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Plastic, Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
40972.65

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial, Plastic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
41372.85

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
41580.2

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
41396.05

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
36550.15

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
48659.1

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
33867.65

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
56696.45

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
41262.65

Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

7.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Hospital Bogenhausen Munich ranks among the ten best medical centers in Bavaria and among the top 50 medical facilities in Germany! The medical facility is the Academic Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The modern hospital with the highest level of services annuall
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
40965.4

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently. Having crossed the threshold
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
33526.9

ATOS Clinic Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

The ATOS Clinic Munich is a highly specialized health care facility offering high quality treatment and excellent service. Medical focuses of the clinic include diagnosis and treatment of the entire orthopedic spectrum. In addition to the treatment of diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow, the medical
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
49099.9

University Hospital Ulm

8.73571/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Simultaneous plastic reconstruction of soft facial tissue after injury
38449.65
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Facial soft tissue injuries require complex surgical interventions to restore all functions of the face, as well as the appearance of a person. Germany has the world's best specialists in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. They use modern types of surgery to treat both the fresh injuries and their long-term consequences.

Content

  1. What are the types of facial soft tissue injuries?
  2. Goals of treatment
  3. Principles of treatment
  4. Face transplant
  5. Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

What are the types of facial soft tissue injuries?

 

Facial soft tissue injuries worsen the appearance of a person and disrupt the functions of the organs of the head, including the maxillofacial area. Most often, the damage occurs as a result of household, industrial, sports, or criminal injuries. The most severe soft tissue injuries occur in car accidents, animal bites, and burns. They are often combined with facial bone injuries and injuries of the tissues of the cerebral part of the skull.

Facial tissues are not only skin and muscles. Important organs, such as salivary glands, large nerves, blood vessels, and the tongue can also be affected. Patients often suffer from fractures of the nose, cheekbones, and jaws.

According to the categories of facial soft tissue trauma, there are gunshot and non-gunshot wounds, open or closed wounds, and multiple or combined wounds. A mechanical injury is caused by blunt or sharp objects, moving vehicles, flames, scalding liquid, or firearms.

In practice, the most common injuries are wounds from sharp objects. These are usually stab, cut, or chop wounds, caused by glass, razors, knives, or other objects. These are wounds causing the violation of the integrity of the skin. There are also usually facial injuries due to the impact. They are classified as bruises.

Goals of treatment

 

With isolated facial soft tissue injuries, a threat to the patient's life rarely occurs. Basically, the treatment is aimed at restoring the aesthetics of the face and all its functions. After the treatment, a person should look good, maintain their natural facial expressions, and be absent from any neurological complications.

Some facial injuries are dangerous. When large vessels are damaged, bleeding occurs, which can be life-threatening. To permanently stop these bleeds, doctors must resort to surgical techniques. In addition, foreign bodies left in a wound or wound contamination can cause dangerous, infectious complications. Animal bite wounds can transmit infectious diseases too.

The tasks of a doctor who deals with the treatment of facial soft tissue injuries are to: 

  • clean the wound; 
  • prevent infections; 
  • stop or prevent bleeding; 
  • prevent the development of neurological complications; 
  • restore skin, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels; 
  • restore damaged parts of the face (for example, a torn eyelid);
  • improve a person's appearance, often through multiple surgical procedures that can be complemented by cosmetic procedures.

All goals of therapy are achievable if you undergo treatment in Germany. This country offers the services of talented surgeons, who will eliminate most of the consequences of a facial injury.

Principles of treatment

 

At the patient’s initial visit, the doctor will conduct a survey to obtain information about the way the injury was sustained. The next step is an examination. Whenever required, CT or MRI scans are used to verify the integrity of the cartilage, bones, and also to identify any possible foreign bodies in the wound.

Then, the primary surgical treatment is carried out. The doctor removes all impurities and foreign bodies. The specialist excises non-viable tissues and sutures the wound in layers. With primary infected wounds, antibiotic therapy is prescribed in order to prevent purulent complications.

With the help of instrumental diagnostics, doctors receive information about the state of the nerves and blood vessels in the area of injury. In some cases, they rupture, and aneurysms can form in the arteries. In such situations, the restoration of the integrity of blood vessels and nerves is required during the surgery.

Whenever possible, when performing the surgical intervention, the surgeon pulls together the edges of the wound and then sutures them. In this case, the wound heals by primary intention. A linear scar is formed in the suture area. In the future, it can be polished in order to even out the skin relief and achieve a better aesthetic result. The color of the scar becomes the same as the surrounding skin after a few months.

If there are not enough tissues to simply suture the wound together, a good aesthetic result is achieved by obtaining skin areas from other parts of the body. It is desirable that they be located in areas of low aesthetic significance, since scars will appear in the area from where the flaps are resected.

As a result of a closed injury, some patients preserve their skin, but there will be a deficit of deep tissues. In these cases, autologous adipose tissue injections help to achieve a good result.

Severe soft tissue injuries require reconstructive interventions. The wings of the nose, eyelids, lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, parotid chewing area, and ears are areas which can be affected in this way in patients. The complete or partial detachment of organs is possible.

If possible, doctors perform reconstruction with local tissues. Defects are eliminated by displaced flaps. Plastic repair with free flaps can be performed as well, if necessary. Modern microsurgical techniques make it possible to successfully close even large defects, as well as to recreate lost parts of the face.

Face transplant

 

In cases of severe facial soft tissue injuries, a face transplant is performed. This is a complex surgical procedure that is performed only in specialized clinics. The world's first face transplant was performed in Spain in 2010.

The operation involves the transfer of a specific tissue complex from the donor, which includes:

  • skin;
  • subcutaneous tissue;
  • muscles;
  • nerves;
  • vessels;
  • also, sometimes elements of the facial skeleton.

In world practice, more than half of all face transplants are partial, but full transplants are also performed. In a partial transplant, doctors engraft the patient donor forehead, cheeks, nose, lips, and chin tissues.

A full face transplant is one which is performed from the crown of the head to the neck. A good aesthetic result is achieved within a few weeks after such surgery. It takes several more years to restore the patient’s motor functions and skin sensitivity. Patients require a long rehabilitation after such surgical interventions. They learn to speak, eat, and smile again.

As with heart, lung, and other unpaired organ transplants, this transplant surgery is performed from a recently deceased donor. Less often, a socially deceased patient becomes a donor, a patient who no longer has consciousness due to brain death, but their life is supported by their respiratory and circulatory systems.

The face transplant is always an individual operation. It is long and lasts up to 12 hours. Up to 30 people take part in the surgery. The new face retains the features of the host, but also acquires some of the features of the donor. The connection of the tissues is performed by gluing, suturing, and the skin with fat is fastened with a laser.

Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

 

In cases of facial soft tissue injuries, you can undergo treatment in Germany. Here are a few reasons why it is better to receive treatment in this country:

  • accurate diagnostics for receiving comprehensive information about the condition of the facial soft tissues and bones;
  • the very latest types of surgery, which provide good aesthetic results;
  • restoration of lost functions: chewing, swallowing, facial expressions, speech, etc.;
  • the use of computer modeling, which helps to better plan the surgical intervention;
  • successful interaction of doctors of different specializations to obtain the best aesthetic and functional outcomes (plastic, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, vascular surgeons);
  • modern microsurgical techniques, suturing of blood vessels and nerves allow for the restoration of the blood supply and sensitivity of the face;
  • minimal risk of complications due to damage to large vessels and nerves, low risk of purulent-septic complications.

To undergo treatment of soft facial tissue injury in Germany, please use the Booking Health service. On our website you have the opportunity to get up-to-date and accurate information about the cost of treatment in Germany, compare prices in different German hospitals, and book a medical care program at a favorable price. The treatment will be easier and quicker for you, and the cost of treatment in Germany will be lower.

You are welcome to leave your request on the Booking Health website. Our employee will contact you, provide information about treatment abroad, and answer all of your questions. We will take care of the organization of your trip to Germany. It is better to book a medical care program through our service, here are the reasons why:

  • We have information about the effectiveness of the treatment of certain diseases in different hospitals, so we will select the best German hospital, whose doctors specialize in the treatment of facial soft tissue injuries and achieve the best results.
  • We will help you to overcome the language barrier and establish your communication with the doctor of the German hospital.
  • The waiting time for treatment will be reduced for you, and you will receive medical care on the most suitable dates for you.
  • We will reduce the price. The cost of treatment in Germany will be lower than usual due to the elimination of overpricing and coefficients for foreign patients.
  • Our specialists will solve any organizational issues: paperwork, transfers from the airport to the German hospital and back, hotel booking, and interpreting services.
  • We will prepare your documents and translate them into English or German. The doctor will receive the necessary diagnostic information, and you will not have to repeat any previously performed diagnostic procedures.
  • We will stay in contact with the German hospital after the completion of your treatment.
  • We will arrange additional diagnostics and treatment, if required.
  • We will buy medicines in the other country and forward them to your native country.

While the best specialists in the world are taking care of your health, the Booking Health staff will help you to reduce the cost of treatment in Germany and take care of all your travel arrangements.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Medscape

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Verywell Health




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