Maxillofacial Surgery Orlando – Dr. Ronald Trevisani
Orlando Maxillofacial Surgery – Dr. Ronald Trevisani
Maxillofacial surgery is performed to cosmetically enhance or reconstruct the face and/or jaws. Dr. Ronald Trevisani is an experienced Orlando maxillofacial surgeon with special training in these complex procedures. Prior to becoming certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he had to undergo a four-year residency training program at the University of Florida Health Science Center (a hospital accredited by the American Dental Association). Dr. Trevisani followed up his residency training with an advanced fellowship in facial cosmetic surgery. With his comprehensive training, board-certification and many years of private practice, Dr. Trevisani is qualified to diagnose and treat pain or problems in the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.
Dr. Trevisani’s maxillofacial surgery specialties include cosmetic surgery, bone grafting and oral pathology. He is also certified to administer all types of anesthesia for maximum patient comfort.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon removes teeth and prepares jaws for denture construction by specialized surgical techniques such as skin or bone grafts and implants which aid in stabilizing dentures. In addition, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon cares for trauma patients with facial fractures, facial lacerations, and other injuries. The surgeon is also well trained in the reconstruction of malformations caused by growth disturbances of the jaws. The surgeon manages patients with cancer of the oral and maxillofacial areas and reconstruct those individuals following surgery to remove the cancerous growth. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon uses general anesthesia, intravenous sedation and/or local anesthesia in an outpatient setting for removal of teeth and other procedures. Temporomandibular joint surgery (TMJ) for correcting malfunctions of the joint as well as pain is done by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Reconstruction of the facial bones by adding man-made materials or the patient’s own bone is also done by the surgeon. Craniofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face may be part of the surgeon’s expertise as well.
Facial cosmetic surgery improves the appearance of a specific facial feature, or reduces the signs of premature aging. The most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures include the following:
• Cheekbone implants: placed to “lift” the cheekbones, making them look more contoured.
• Chin surgery: either adds strength to a weak chin or reduces a prominent chin.
• Ear surgery: reduces oversized ears, treats deformed ears or brings the ears closer to the head.
• Facelift: lifts and tightens the facial skin, tissue and muscles. Gives the face a more youthful appearance.
• Eyelid surgery: lifts saggy upper lids and/or reduces bags underneath the eyes.
• Brow lift: elevates a sagging brow, smoothes forehead wrinkles and minimizes frown lines between the eyebrows.
• Liposuction of the head / neck: removes excess fat.
• Lip enhancement: adds volume to the upper and lower lips with lip implants, injectables or dermal filler products.
• Rhinoplasty: changes the size, shape and features of the nose. Treats anything from an upturned or drooping tip to oversized nostrils to a bump on the bridge.
Bone grafts are placed in areas where there is little or no jawbone. Grafts can protect unhealthy jawbone from resorption, and help to provide a sturdy base for dental implant posts. Bone grafting is also appropriate in cases of bone loss resulting from an injury, tumor surgery or congenital defect. A sinus lift is a bone grafting procedure to restore the upper jawbone so it can accommodate a dental implant post. Learn more about bone grafting.
Dr. Trevisani is expertly trained to perform biopsies of benign and malignant lesions in the maxillofacial area. He believes the mouth is one of the body’s most important warning systems, and early detection and treatment of problem areas is key to preventing the manifestation of a systemic disorder. Dr. Trevisani can treat lesions medically and/or surgically.
It is very important to regularly have the oral cavity examined for soft tissue changes. The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:
• reddish patches (erythroplakia) in the mouth
• whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
• a sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
• a lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
• chronic sore throat or hoarseness
• difficulty in chewing or swallowing
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology and, curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer. We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly.
Schedule Your Maxillofacial Surgery Consultation in Orlando
Dr. Trevisani is a leading Orlando oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Oviedo, Orange City and Apopka. Please contact our Florida maxillofacial surgeon today to schedule a consultation. If your needs are more urgent, Dr. Trevisani can provide emergency care; please be sure to note this in your email or during your call to our office, so we can appropriately assist you.