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Best Facial Plastic Surgeon
Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Specialty: not ABMS: While this is a sub specialty of the board of otolaryngology, it is not a recognized specialty board as defined by the ABMS. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW: http://www.abms.org/member-boards/specialty-subspecialty-certificates/ This lists the 24 recognized specialty boards including the AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Should I have nose reconstruction after mohs surgery done by the moh's surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon?
No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trained as surgeons: Facial plastic surgeons are trained differently from plastic surgeons. Starting w/ ent/head & neck surgery residency, then a one year fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlifts, eyelid surgery, cheek/chin implants, otoplasty, facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, cleft lip/palate.) after fellowship, oral & written boards for fps certification. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Vascular Laser/IPL: Any competent doc can use vascular laser ;/or ipl to safely reduce the visible vessels on the face (or body) with treatments every 3-5 weeks until an acceptable result is reached. Beyond heredity, the cause-sun exposure-rosacea-contact irritant etc should be identified ; reduced. Use of gentle cleansers, exfoliants, moisturizers ; sunblock will help maintain the results between future treatments. ...Read more
Both: Just see who has the most experience. Both doctors can do it well. ...Read more
Significant Differen: Oral surgeon is usually a dentist (can have medical degree) who does training in oral surgery plastic surgeon has usually completed 5 years of training in general surgery and an additional 2-3 years in plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon performs surgery on all areas of the body, while oral surgeons frequently limit their practice to the head and jaw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use referrals: From trusted friends, respected professionals and previous patients. Start with your existing physicians and ask for referrals and then use local hospitals or medical societies as week as national organizations such as the american society of plastic surgeons at plasticsurgery.Org. Verify credentials with state licensing agencies. Arrange a few consultations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary...: To see a specialist in facial feminization. You need a complete evaluation of the relation of your facial structures, including your occlusion (how your teeth fit together) as well as the prominence of other areas of the face--some who think their chins are too big actually have underdevelopment of other areas of the face. Your best bet is a plastic surgeon with experience with these deformities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?
Surgery vs. Surgeon: A "plastic surgery" is a surgery meant to change the appearance of the face. A (facial) plastic surgeon is a doctor who has undergone a surgical bresidency training program. I would recommend seeking a facelift surgeon who is board certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (abfprs) or the american board of plastic surgery (abps). Review their work & ask questions. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
3 protruding moles on face. Want removed. Price? Limited scarring choice? Dermatologist or plastic surgeon?
Plastic surgeon: Moles are something that both dermatologists and plastic surgeons deal with. Dermatologists are experts at diagnosing the types of moles and conditions of the skin. They typically perfrm biopsies and shave biopsies. Plastic surgeons are the experts in "sewing" or closing wounds. For cosmetic mole removal plastic surgeons will remove them in the most discrete way leaving the most favorable scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in chin reduction/facial feminization?
Who's the best?: The best acne scar surgeon is someone who actively takes an interest in how best to treat your scars. Listening to you and what bothers you, categorizing your scars, looking at the palette of therapies and choosing the best therapies to deal with them. Laying out the timeline, setting reasonable expectations, talking about improvement, rather than perfection. Then doing the best he or she can do. ...Read more
Different training: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons start in dental school and plastic surgeons start in medical school. At the end of the day, the individual surgeon varies in qualify and expertise more than the classification really does. Some maxillofacial surgeons just pull out molars all day. Some plastic surgeons do very little aesthetic work. These variations are important for the potential patient to assess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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