Signs & Symptoms Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial Injury
Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty breathing, seeing, talking or swallowing
  • Facial swelling or misshapen face
  • Cut or puncture wound on your face
  • Facial pain
  • Bruising or discoloration behind your ears, eyes or under your tongue
  • Widening of the distance between your eyes, which may indicate injury to your eye sockets
  • Facial numbness or tingling
  • Skin infections or rashes

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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