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Dr. Christopher Schmidt

Facial Plastic Surgery
OCALA, FL
38 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

Wednesday: 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 member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
None: None. Tt isn't limited with diet postoperatively.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
filler that is a permanent effect filler, takes 3-6 months at times to see the full effect given its effect on modulation on the body used facially in... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: Discuss this with your ophthalmologist during your preoperative meeting and assessment, including what has worked for you in the past regarding your ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Hearing loss/dizzy: Your symptoms seem to indicate that you need referral to a ENT specialist for a full workup.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
In and out...: if you're not able to breathe in and out successfully without effort seek specialist care or referral to a specialist (an ENT) we can evaluate you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not an issue: Ear wax comes in multiple hues/colors.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
See a urologist: they specialize in this and can tell you what needs to be done...if anything....
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Get assessed: many possible causes, need medical assistance to diagnose this. Varied causes, sounds like could possibly be burning mouth syndrome or glossopyria bu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: There's lots of OTC meds out there claiming to fix this...none have been proven in trials to work.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Make sure it is an infection....an eardrum that is "injected" or "red" doesn't mean its infected.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: If it lasts seconds to a minute and happens with positional changes it could be BPPV & fixed w CRPs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
they shouldn't, they should be "present" but not painful or change in shape or in conformation over time
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Sleep apnea??? issue: See your primary doctor, this might be a sleep disorder, possibly sleep apnea or other parasonmia/sleep issue.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not necessarily....: Nodes enlarge from not just malignancy but also from inflammation or infectious processes....Your symptoms don't exclude a simple or worsening upper r... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes but....: usually doctors or other health providers help....seek one out if you feel unwell
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
not if done by a professional with sterile/hygenic techniques
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Vaccinate your offspring/relatives to prevent spread and/or occurrences & get booster immunizations.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Brush correctly, floss and see your dental provider regularly for checkups.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
no, there are thread lifts but don't give permanent surgical rsults
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Topically to skin: helps postoperatively to dilate vasculature in areas of potential poorly vascularized skin flaps I use it (rarely thankfully) in skin rotational fl... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Fear re: procedures not uncommon. If you are having your upper teeth and wisdom teeth pulled intraorally (i.e. the usual method) I have not heard of ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
twitching? blepharospasm? differing heights or swelling in one eye, with the double vision seems like you need PMD vs specialist care to sort these is... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Sounds like you need to see a medical professional as it isn't getting better, the head/neck/shoulder pain and hand swelling all might be related and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: nothing about this seems healthy. You need to seek professional medical help in person
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Diet? burning mouth?: balanced diet? try zinc tablets perhaps?? with cheilitis and past stomach resection vitamin B12 deficiency could be a possibility. Burning mouth syn... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Seek consultation: cosmetic or aesthetic providers will guide you if you'd like further input
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scars or color?: two differing issues, both related to your condition. seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregional... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Seek Derm help: See a dermatologist in referral if your primary md doesn't know what it is
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Bleeding GI system: Needs to be identified. Can be simple from hemmorhoids to dangerous as bleed from cancer. Seek a physicians care
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
not everyone can see tip of epiglottis, variant of normal if you can, nothing to do if you can (nothing needed that is)
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Its something...: has the features of a melanoma sight unseen needs to be checked out by dermatologist or other health professional. fulfills def some the ABCDE criter... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes and yes: however, need to be relooked at. sometimes can have scabbing or swelling immed after or after in recent postop surgery, so return to your surgeon for... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Dunno could you?: there are tests for this, and if you have risk factors for pregnancy (i.e. intercourse) maybe you should take a test....
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
It can be....: although not a 'stomach" specialist it can be, but I always think of abdominal cramping as more intestinal...but there's lots of areas in the "abdomen... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Unsafe: your history and oversose on ambien (zolpidem) are both bad for sleep tablets used with a pt with OSA. seek medical attention as it suggests on the l... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ask your pulmonaryMD: ask your medical professional who if prescribing your extensive pulmonary meds what their suggestion is in view of your specific needs
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: as an ENT I'm a specialist able to assess your voice w/ the use of a good physical exam and history. the physical exam will likely include a flexible... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Seek professional dr: seek someone who is sleep medicine boarded or has a detailed sleep medicine practice (not just someone who runs a sleep study center, although lots of... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
saline, antihistamines, nasal antihistamines, short term use of afrin, nasal steroids, hot showers, avoiding allergens, all possible to help and if... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
vertigo is a spinning sensation of you or your environment (or both), not a fainting sensation. syncope is fainting, sounds like you're describing li... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
no
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Time: heals all wounds... follow your doctors instructions...don't cheat on your prescribed diet or aftercare instructions rx for patience....
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes fixable: Cost depends on the complexity of the surgery the doctor you choose and the anesthesia technique
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 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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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
HealthTap member
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!
HealthTap member
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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