Facial plastic surgery involves the restructuring from the head to the neck. Under this procedure, the nose, ears, eyelids, lips, chin, cheekbones, and neckline are reshaped.
The most common reason for undergoing this surgical procedure is to improve a person’s appearance and remove facial scars following an injury, an accident or trauma, or if the patient suffers from a birth defect, such as a cleft lip. This surgery may also be undertaken to restore the normal functions of the parts of the face.
However, some forms of facial plastic surgery are also done to reverse the signs of aging – a cosmetic procedure. Other people also consider this procedure to make their face appear naturally proportioned if they have irregular features.
Hence, facial plastic surgery can either be reconstructive, or cosmetic, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Generally, the experts who perform the procedure are plastic surgeons with ENT (ear, nose or throat) background.
This procedure involves different fields of expertise. Generally, however, the most popular facial plastic surgery are:
Some facilities may consider hair replacement and skin resurfacing as facial plastic surgery procedures, per the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. (AAFPRS). The most challenging type of facial plastic surgery treatment is the reconstruction of congenital defects, including the removal of birthmarks on the face.
Before undergoing face surgery, the patient must be able to pass all medical evaluations and laboratory tests. Your plastic surgeon may also require you to stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure so that it won’t hamper the healing process.
In some procedures, such as a facelift, the patient might be prevented from taking anti-inflammatory medication, aspirin, and certain herbal supplements because this may trigger more bruising and bleeding, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ideally, the doctor must also speak to the patient regarding what to expect post-surgery, such as bruising and numbness. Having all this information will help the patient prepare for face surgery.
The facial procedures usually won’t entail a long hospital stay. In some cases, the surgery is done as an outpatient service. As some of these are optional, it might be a good idea to check first if these procedures are covered by your medical insurance before going through with the surgery. This way you can avoid encountering a problem with the doctor, or hospital facility.
Removal of facial scars is a key part of facial plastic surgery. If you are looking to get your facial scars removed, you should make sure that a qualified plastic surgeon will be performing the operation.
Dr. Thomas Zaydon is a highly acclaimed expert witness plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He founded the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami and has over twenty years of experience in the field.
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