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Introduction


Today’s patients work hard, play hard and remain active. They want facial rejuvenation and cosmetic facial procedures with low risk, good results and minimal down time.

Facial Cosmetic Surgeons are able to employ proven techniques to restore a youthful look, or to reduce or eliminate signs of premature aging. Today’s cosmetic facial surgery procedures are much simpler than they were in the past.

Recovery time is markedly reduced or in some cases almost eliminated with current technology, materials and techniques.

Cosmetic facial surgery is a very personal decision, and everyone has their own perception of beauty. Researching different procedures even prior to consultation is encouraged to improve your level of understanding. Feel free to browse this section of our web site to see what we have to offer.

It is also important for you to spend some time in front of a mirror, and try to identify what it is you are not completely happy with. Patients who come in saying only ‘I want to look younger’ are hard to please. It is very important for you to be completely open at the time of your consultation, and relay what it is you wish to achieve. Another pearl of wisdom is to aim for subtle improvements more than dramatic ones, as the results are usually far more pleasing and natural. Our goal is to work with you and make you feel good about your face!

Note that even cosmetic surgical procedures are surgical procedures none-the-less, and your health and well being is of paramount importance to us. For this reason, it is vital that you be prepared to discuss any medical conditions, medications, and smoking history with your surgeon. Please see here for more information on your first visit with us.

Facial Cosmetic Surgeons

Who is a facial cosmetic surgeon? There is a lay perception that ‘plastic surgeons’ are the only ones that do cosmetic procedures, however that is simply not the case. In fact, plastic surgery certification evidences a physician’s competence in plastic and reconstructive surgery, not necessarily cosmetic surgery, particularly facial cosmetic surgery. ‘Plastic’ and ‘cosmetic’ are not synonymous!

The three main specialties that traditionally deal with facial surgery are Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, and Plastic Surgery. It is these specialties that rotate in trauma call at medical institutions and hospitals, dealing with facial injuries, birth defects such as cleft lip, and cancer in the region of the head and neck. All 3 specialties have developed techniques and contributed to the area of facial cosmetic surgery. However there are many specialists who may be trained and qualified to do facial cosmetic procedures, including Oral/Maxillofacial, Otolaryngology (ENT), Plastic & Reconstructive, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and even General Surgery.

 

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