Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a surgical specialty focused on treating the functional and cosmetic physical defects of the head and neck. Typically, a Facial Plastic Surgeon has undergone rigorous training that includes 4 years of medical school, followed by 5 years of residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and 1 year of fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. This means that a Facial Plastic Surgeon’s surgical training is focused solely on the intricate anatomy of the head and neck.
Some procedures performed by these Surgeons include:
- Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty
- Chin augmentation
- Earlobe repair
- Earlobe reduction
- Fat transfer to restore volume to the face
- Skin cancer treatment and repair
- Facial trauma
Non-surgical rejuvenation of the face is also an important aspect of a Facial Plastic Surgeon’s practice. Usualy this involves an emphasis on skin care, using laser, chemical peels, etc, as well as the use of botox and fillers to restore and rejuvenate the face.