In many cases of vehicular accidents and fall, face is frequently affected.
While wounds are to be repaired by fine sutures, the fractures also need to be addressed by a senior cosmetic plastic surgeon.
Forehead, cheek, nose, chin , ears, eyelids are commonly affected soft tissues.
Fractures normally involve mandible & Maxilla (Jaws), Nasal bones, malar bones, orbital walls etc. Generally wounds needs to be repaired early and fracture treatment, fixation, suspension etc. can wait for few days.
In many cases there is brain injury, where neurosurgical treatment takes preference and plastic surgeon may have to provide definitive treatment later.