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Facial Plastic Surgery in Miami

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. 

Why Should You Consider Facial Plastic Surgery in Miami?

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. 

 

What are the types of face plastic surgery?

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, and throat) background. 

 

Facial cosmetic surgery

The goal of this type of surgery is to enhance the patient’s appearance and facial features. It is aimed at improving normal body structures, even when no medical condition is present.

According to the 2019 report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 92% of patients who underwent surgery were female. In the 18.1 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the U.S. in 2019, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, and facelift are among the top 5.

Patients often seek the help of our facial plastic surgeon in Miami to reverse signs of aging. They want to remove the wrinkles around the eyes, tighten loose skin, smooth the fine lines on the forehead, have a defined jawline, and get rid of a double chin.

The most common facial surgical cosmetic procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty – to reshape the nose to improve its appearance.
  • Blepharoplasty – to reshape the eyelids or correct droopy eyes.
  • Brow lift or forehead lift – to raise the skin in the forehead, brows, and upper eyelids.
  • Hair restoration – to restore natural hair for patients with significant hair loss.
  • Otoplasty – to correct how the ears protrude.
  • Rhytidectomy – or facelift to remove wrinkles or tighten the skin on the face and the neck.
  • Mentoplasty – to correct the appearance of the chin.

 

Facial reconstructive surgery

This type of facial surgery is performed to correct defects in the anatomy of the face. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are done to improve the patient’s appearance and function, reconstructive surgery is generally a treatment of medical conditions. These abnormal facial structures may be caused by aging, abnormalities in development, congenital defects, diseases, infections, trauma, and tumors.

In 2019, 5.9 million patients underwent reconstructive surgery. Approximately 75% of these cases had a tumor removed. This makes tumor removal the leading reconstructive surgery procedure, followed by laceration repair and maxillofacial surgery.

The most common facial reconstructive procedures include:

  • Facial fracture repair – to stabilize the fractured facial bones, minimize scars, and prevent deformities.
  • Facial reanimation – to improve facial deformity, symmetry, and function due to facial paralysis, nerve damage, birth defects, or infection.
  • Ear reconstruction (for microtia) – Microtia, also known as little ear, occurs when the ear fails to develop. Reconstruction may include the use of prosthetic ear and cartilage.
  • Otoplasty – to repair congenitally prominent or protruding ears.

Some facilities may consider hair replacement and skin resurfacing as face 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. 

 

Minimally invasive (non-surgical) procedures

Patients looking to improve their appearance without going under the knife can benefit from non-surgical cosmetic procedures and enjoy a shorter recovery period. Non-surgical treatment options include chemical peels, lasers, among others:

  • Chemical peels – to remove specific layers of the skin and stimulate skin regeneration.
  • Lasers – to correct signs of aging such as fine lines and scars. It also treats signs of skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, such as freckles, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Dermabrasion – performed under local anesthesia, this technique can remove deep scars and wrinkles.
  • Hyaluronic acid – as a facial filler.
  • Botulinum toxin – to treat facial wrinkles.

 

How to Prepare for Facial Plastic Surgery in Miami?

Before undergoing face surgery, the patient must be able to pass all medical evaluations and laboratory tests. Our facial plastic surgeon in Miami 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.

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# Questions you can ask our facial plastic surgeon in Miami about the surgery

  • What procedures do you recommend for me?

Plastic surgery is Dr. Zaydon’s expertise. Even if you already know what procedure you want to be done, you may still ask him about the best course of action for your concerns. The final decision is still up to you, but in order to make an informed decision, we recommend that you first take the time to discuss all options thoroughly with Dr. Zaydon.

  • Can you show me some before and after photos?

Dr. Zaydon’s gallery shows many before and after photos of successful rhinoplasty, facelift, and facial reconstruction surgeries. You can browse through these photos, or you can ask our plastic surgeon personally if you have other procedures in mind.

  • How much will the procedure cost?

Elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, especially if it’s for purely aesthetic purposes, are not usually covered by insurance. You can ask our doctor for a cost breakdown, including the pre-operative and post-operative care. We make sure to give our clients the best services at an affordable price.

On the other hand, some procedures that improve body function, such as rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery, can be covered by insurance. Asking your insurance provider may allow you to budget better.

  • Where will the procedure be performed?

Knowing whether the procedure will be performed at the clinic, in an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital can help you prepare yourself mentally.

  • What pre-op tests do I have to undergo?

Learn what type of laboratory or radiologic tests are needed before the procedure. Doing so will allow you to make time for them in your busy schedule and commit to these necessary steps.

  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the procedure?

Apart from bloodwork and imaging tests, ask your doctor if there is any guideline that you need to follow days before the surgery. Is there a need to lose weight? Do you have to avoid smoking? Should you pause your skincare routine?

  • Will I be put under anesthesia?

Knowing whether you need to be sedated and what type of anesthesia will be used will give you time to arrange for someone else’s help on your way home.

  • How long will it take for me to recover?

Some procedures may require days of recovery. You may ask your doctor about the recovery time, restrictions, and when you can resume your daily activities.

  • Are there any signs and symptoms I have to observe?

To allow you to get the best results and achieve full recovery, ask your doctor for any expected side effects and how to manage them. You also need to know about specific signs and symptoms that will necessitate an immediate follow-up.

  • When will I begin to see results?

Although recovery and healing may differ from one patient to another, getting a realistic timeline on when you can see the effects and the final result will allow you to manage your expectations.

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Where to get facial plastic surgery in Miami?

Removal of facial scars is a key part of face cosmetic 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 and facial plastic surgeon in Miami 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.

Aside from face plastic surgery such as facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, ear surgery, lip augmentation, and rhinoplasty, Dr. Zaydon also offers the following services:

If you would like more information on facial scars removal in Miami or facial plastic surgery, don’t hesitate to Contact Us or call us at 678-619-5510. Our friendly and approachable staff will be more than happy to assist you.

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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