When an individual enters into the world of sports, injuries are an accepted downside of competition. Most athletes expect to deal with sprains, strains and broken bones at some point during an active career. What most are not prepared for is scarring of the face and deformity of the ears.
Facial injuries are less likely to occur than bone injuries in athleticism, unless you enter into the world of combat sports. Football and rugby players may suffer from what is known as cauliflower ear, which is a deformity caused by repeated impact trauma to the ears.
Sports Retirement Plastic Surgery
Scar revision is possible for active athletes; however, it is not always recommended. Scar tissue can reopen very easily with trauma, especially in sports such as boxing or MMA. Once retired, many fighters opt for scar revision to correct highly visible imperfections impacting their facial features.
Ear deformities or damage is also reparable after hanging up the proverbial boots or gloves. The injuries suffered to the ears in sports can cause splits, protrusion or other structural issues. Retirement is a good time to address these problems, as it is unlikely that any further damage will occur.
Scar Revision & Ear Reconstruction Specialist
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD and his team can help you restore your facial features after retiring from sports. While scar revision and ear repair are the most common needs of athletes, we can also improve other areas of the face that have suffered during your career.
Form and function can be restored by a general or orthopedic surgeon, but that does not address the balance and symmetry of your facial features. Our goal is to provide you with access to surgical and non-surgical options for rejuvenation of the face.
Scar Revision Consultation
If you are ready to retire from sports and would like to discuss facial rejuvenation options in NYC, a consultation with Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD is the first step. At his offices, you will find a friendly and welcoming environment where all questions and queries are met with understanding and education.
Call today to learn more about how Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD can help you adjust to life after sports with a fresher-looking face.