How much would it cost to have a plate removed from my orbital floor? (photo)
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Orbital floor reconstruction
THank you for your question.
Without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of any treatments it is difficult to be comprehensive.
You are correct it appears from your photographs that the orbital floor implant has shifted and is pressing against the skin.
Dependent on the type of implant this can actually pose a risk to extruding or coming through your skin.
I would seek care from a facial plastic surgeon in your area who can assess the area. If you are far enough out form your procedure and the floor under the fracture has healed possibly removing it is enough. However if your fracture was large and bone was missing than the implant should stay and be revised.
Consider insurance programs such as medicaid if possible in your area to help defray some of the costs.
I hope this helps.
How much would it cost to have a plate removed from my orbital floor?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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