Facial plastic surgery is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries today. There are many reasons for getting plastic surgery and there are also many different types of procedures that can be performed on the face. Many people state they want plastic surgery but have no idea what the surgeries entail. Meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon will help to answer questions concerning the options available to you.
Different Reasons for Seeking Plastic Surgery
There are different reasons that people seek facial plastic surgery. For instance, some people undergo surgery due to scaring from an accident while others undergo plastic surgery to help themselves look more youthful. Others have plastic surgery for sagging eyelids, which if left untreated can hinder their eyesight in severe cases.
People who have lost a great deal of weight often have excess skin on their necks or the face skin may lose its elasticity. Facial plastic surgery in this case helps the person achieve their ultimate look in their weight loss goals.
The Different Types of Facial Plastic Surgeries
* Nose surgery or rhinoplasty
* Eyelid surgery or lifts
* Chin surgery – to reshape
* Botox – injections
* Forehead lifting
* Skin resurfacing – peels
* Laser surgery – helps to smooth the face and lessen the appearance of fine lines
* Surgery of the ears
* Facial reconstructive surgeries – such as after an accident or illness
If you need to have more than one procedure, sometimes the surgeon may do more than one during the surgery or may decide to do one surgery at a time. The more surgeries a person has at one time will create a higher risk for infection.
What to Look for in a Facial Plastic Surgery Doctor
A plastic surgeon should be certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery since this is a specialty that takes additional years of training. By being board certified, it allows you to feel more confident that the surgeon is properly skilled. To find out if a surgeon is board certified, you can go to the website (abplsurg.org) and search for the doctor’s name.
Ask a lot of questions. It’s important to find out as much about your surgeon as you can on your initial meeting. Ask questions such as how long he or she has been practicing. Ask how many procedures he or she performs on a weekly basis, especially as it relates to the procedure(s) you’re having done. A qualified surgeon will happily answer all your questions, after all, you are the one that is entrusting your face to the surgeon.
Lastly, before you engage in facial plastic surgery, have the surgeon show you via computer programs what you will probably look like after the procedure. The technology that is available today allows sophisticated software to show a patient what he or she can expect before they have the surgery. By seeing this before and after photo, you know what to expect as the final outcome of the procedure.