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A 45-year-old member asked:

To see plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends....: That would depend upon your reason for the visit. Each might be better at certain things. No one is great at everything. :).
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
What's your problem?: The choice of specialty will depend on the problem and the skill set of the surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Head and neck surgeons are limited anatomically, to treating issues in the head & neck. Plastic surgeons treat issues all over the body. So, it depends on your problem. Certain surgeons will have certain subspecialties - like rhinoplasty or cancer treatments. Both fields do excellent work, but approach it from different training & backgrounds.
Last updated Jul 15, 2013

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