Dr. Christopher Schmidt

Facial Plastic Surgery
OCALA, FL
39 years experience male

Locations

SCHMIDT FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, P.A.

OCALA, FL

Address

OCALA ENT & FACIAL PLASTIC SPECIALISTS, 2120 SW 22ND PLACE, OCALA, FL
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(352) 732-6031

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

About

Bio

I am a double board-certified facial plastic head and neck surgeon. I offer a full range of surgical and medical options including Botox, fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Sculptra, etc.,), laser resurfacing, skin rejuvenation and BBL/IPL treatments. I perform rhinoplasty ("nose jobs"), blepharoplasty ("eyelid surgery") and rhytidectomy ("face lifts") as well as facial/neck liposuction, lip augmentation and otoplasty ("ear pinning"). I have a special interest in skin cancer working and teaming with local dermatologists to rebuild MOHS surgery defects after a patient's skin cancer resection. I also resect and reconstruct other facial, scalp and neck skin cancers (including squamous cell carcinoma [SCC], basal cell carcinoma [BCCs], merkel cell carcinomas, melanoma, and other rarer skin cancers).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
131 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Sure: You can do almost anything. The question is why? Talking to the provider who prescribed a certain dose and dosing regiment is wise before you yourse... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Re-seek evaluation: get an opinion from a surgeon if you want this gone, especially if whats up there is worsening and growing
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
OE, fungal OE: can relapse and might need repeat aural toilet/cleaning, most patients have followup 3-7 days after initial treatment, some are wicked with a sponge t... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Return to provider: you're not happy, sure your provider will agree and give you options
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: there are other ways that malignacies are suspected on usnd...other characteristics of the cyst.... painful cysts are possible in/for OB/GYN areas ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Many ways: heat, steam, antiseptics.... alcohol pads usually easiest way...but why dothey need to be sterilized...???
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
depends on how/why used and the technique of the injector. sounds like you see some improvement. usually see something rather promplty but there is s... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
no
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Infection??: sounds like you need a medical professional. the differential diagnosis can be wide at times but range from infectoins and inflammatory disease to w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Lots: seek medical care, easiest to follow with your primary care physician hopefully.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
one or the other, can enhance toomuch the response on one w the other, if wrosening acne w/o inprovement seek specialist help
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Knee pain = ortho: sounds like you need to see a medical professional, specifically one who can examine you and your knee. Orthopedics or a sports medicine specialists ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes but....: what did your physician or health provider suggest?? follow their instructions if you don't want excessive scarring or infection or other complicatio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It doesn't matter: your exact date of conception does NOT matter. Unless you're trying to pinpoint the father of your child among different partners. If that is the ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
its a terminology thing and sometimes a marketing thing. meet with a knowledgable provider to discuss what you need/want
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
You don't...: see medical attention. blood out of the mouth can come from the nose, lungs, esophagus, stomach or GI tract, throat...lots of places
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
???: time machine (i.e. don't do it....)? other than that depends on how the silicone is stuck on (what adhesive you used) find out what it is and then... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Botox helps wrinkles that worsen/deepen with movement, facelifts remove excessive skin. btx nonsurg.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
ALLERGISTS, ENTs too: allergists, yes....some ENTs offer shot/drops in their office as well
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Why is your dentist injecting them? does he obtain them in the US or are they bought foreignly.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
thin filler used in certain areas w/o water absorbtion to avoid post filler swelling more commonly used in undereye/NJ areas, its a type of filler tha... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Seek ENT eval: You need specialist evaluation for this for definitive fix IF it is a DNS. Other reasons for nasal obstruction do exist though which a good ENT will r... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Can be treated wtih botox if its blepharospasm.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It depends....: Usually your operative provider is the best person to answer this question....Not someone who has not examined you and is guessing....Call your provid... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Altered anatomy can lead to a redisposition for sinus infections, esp post traumatic alterations. Seek the advise of an otolaryngologist for this.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Cyst/venule/skin CA: Could be lots of things, have a medical professional look at it.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Uncertain: Sometimes taste is affected by medicines sometimes but ability to smell. Nasal polyps affecting smell sometimes affects taste. You need assessment by ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends not necess.: are you having airway compression symptoms??? what did your doctor who biopsied it say??? follow up with him/her...
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Get an audiogram to evaluate WHAT TYPE of HL you have, some will require hearing aids, but not all.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Voice rest: do you get paid to talk....??? voice rest, don't smoke if you do, seek md eval if persists if not recent cold symptoms
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It varies: depends on active issues, can be nothing to dizziness to lightheadedness to frank vertigo
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
there are other things that cause eyelid swelling other than allergies. seek medical attention if continuing to have symptoms, PMD to start, speciali... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
highly unlikely, as others mentioned good living/carefully limiting risk factors and a healthy diet are keys going forward
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Reflux: could be this, need formal medical exam/jhistory if not better or worsens
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: possible, but not usually, nasal steroids have rare systemic effects......taht said if well controlled blood sugar levels, 25 points is nothing compar... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
LPR / GERD: Likely this, could be other things however, advise to follow with a specialist for this.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Don't get sunburnt: this is skin reacting to sun damage--avoiding sun exposure (or minimizing it with using high SPF sun screen and reapplying it as needed ) prevents sun... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Its drinking....: drinking in moderation is still drinking.... light the lights being on or off.... or being pregnant or not..... alcohol is known to impair judg... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Time: heals all wounds... follow your doctors instructions...don't cheat on your prescribed diet or aftercare instructions rx for patience....
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: more commonly ear aches prior to any headaches...trying to use a qtip to "pry it out" sometimes only impacts it more and causes ear and headaches.... ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
??? whats that: sounds like a deformative process that I do not know of anyone who would/does offer
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes fixable: Cost depends on the complexity of the surgery the doctor you choose and the anesthesia technique
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: See a specialist, if you have blepharospasm it can be treated with botox.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Usually: Normal to have some things from time to time. Larger or painful or persistent issues need follow up with a medical professional.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Smoking is not healthy for anyone and if your cough persists seek medical attention.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Read labels/ingredients and avoid fried food and excessive dairy.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Why?: see if you really need one?--go to a new MD/DO and see if still necessary.... if so then ask what they'd recommend or refer you to... most people ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Cough = fx ribs??: Don't need supplements unless you're deficient in certain areas. Time heals. Rib fxs with coughing are rare...Who diagnosed you? Are you that low in ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Allergies??: Would say antihistamines but you're on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) already. Saudades is contraindicated due to your htn. You can try oxymetazolone shor... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ignore: See specialist (an ENT) not all septums require surgery but ones that affect breathing can be fixed.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schmidt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schmidt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks.I would not use qtip but I'll ask ENT to look in......
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for some new direction! I will look into this!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Not too much interest on his part @ first exam but another exam in Feb

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UPSTATE MEDICAL CENTER (SYRACUSE, NY)

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Ocala Region - Summer
2014
Top Otolaryngologist, Second Place, Florida - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Ocala Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Rhinology Society
American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
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