Independence Day is around the corner, and fireworks are often a big part of the celebration. And while fun and festive, fireworks can also be dangerous. In fact, 250 people go to the emergency room every day with firework-related injuries around the July 4th holiday, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission 2017 Fireworks Annual Report. More than three quarters of these injuries occur in the head, neck or upper extremities. Facial plastic surgeons treat more than their fair share of individuals who have been injured by fireworks, and these facial trauma surgeries and burn repairs are often extensive and can leave lasting damage, but they are 100 percent preventable. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) annual survey, facial plastic surgeons report that the fourth top reconstructive facial plastic surgery performed last year was for Facial Trauma.
July 2nd, 2018|Local News|