Every day, people of all ages and walks of life choose to have facial plastic surgery. Some want to correct birth defects or disfigurements caused by an accident, injury or illness. Others desire cosmetic procedures to change the appearance of facial features they have been unhappy with for many years. Still others long to reverse the signs of aging on their faces.
Facial plastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to correct and improve the appearance and function of structures in the face, head and neck. They are usually board-certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and have undergone five to six years of postgraduate training, including one year in general surgery and four or more in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery.
Whether you want to correct a deformity, remove a birthmark, straighten a crooked nose, flatten prominent ears, or restore a youthful lift to a sagging forehead, you should choose a facial plastic surgeon with excellent credentials. A qualified, experienced facial plastic surgeon will ensure that procedures are performed safely and result in a natural-looking appearance - not a "pulled-tight" look.