The face is absolutely vital to human appearance and function. It allows us to differentiate one person from another, and to express emotions and thoughts. The face is also anatomically complex; it includes skin, muscles responsible for both gross motor function and subtle facial expression, a complex bony structure, and vital sensory organs.
Injuries to the face may compromise the patient’s ability to breathe, see, speak, hear, eat, interact with others and may involve damage to the central nervous system.
The term “plastic surgery” originates from “plastikos,” a Greek word meaning “to mold” or “to form”. The field of modern plastic surgery can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive procedures of anatomical defects and cosmetic procedures (aesthetic enhancement) of normal form. Source. Both categories are considered subspecialties of plastic surgery.
This is performed to enhance the overall aesthetic appearance of the face. The surgeon reshapes and adjusts tissues to make the face visually more appealing.
Cosmetic surgery is not considered a medically necessary procedure. This is an important point to ponder for insurance purposes. Facelift, lip augmentation, eyelid surgery, or rhinoplasty are examples of popular facial plastic surgery procedures performed for aesthetic reasons.
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On the other hand, reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to restore the form, function and normal appearance of the face, head, and neck. Reconstructive surgery is often considered medically necessary and is covered by most health insurance plans.
This medical procedure aims at correcting deformities caused by:
The aforementioned causes are likely to affect the appearance and function of structures of the face/head: eyes, ears, mouth, nose, cheeks, scalp and neck. Because of the highly individualized nature of reconstructive surgery, the entire reconstructive process may require several stages to obtain the most optimal result.
Restoring the appearance and function of your face through reconstructive surgery can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence.
If you or someone you know are in the need of facial reconstruction in Miami, look no further. Dr. Zaydon can help you bring back the functionality and appearance that you once had.
Regardless of the type of plastic surgery you or your loved ones require, it is vital that prospective patients ensure their plastic surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
According to the current regulations in the United States, it is possible that a physician advertising as a “cosmetic surgeon” has not completed a formal plastic surgery training in an accredited program, simply because he or she is not required to.
That means that any physician trained in any medical specialty may wish to perform cosmetic surgery and if they decide to do so, as little as a weekend course may be “sufficient” to be able to legally perform complex and demanding procedures like breast augmentation. At Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami we do not support such practices.
Always select a doctor who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This way you can rest assured your surgeon has completed the necessary training and has the experience and expertise needed to perform your surgery safely.
If you have any more questions, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zaydon – our board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeon in Miami.
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