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Points to Remember While Selecting a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Written by drezzatmd

The selection of a facial reconstruction surgeon to conduct a surgery on your loved ones or yourself gets difficult particularly on the backdrop of impending side effects. It is essential that you appraise the requirements and credentials of the surgeon, in addition to talking to the surgeon about the process, setting realistic expectations from the surgery and its results and limitations.

Many patients do not really understand the wide range of facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery procedures that are available and what they are intended to do. Some accept surgery without fully understanding the expected results, risks, possible complications and limitations of the surgery. Therefore, it is not surprising that, after surgery, some end up disappointed by lack of understanding and/or poor communication.

It is advisable to discuss your expectations with the best plastic surgeons instead of requesting a specific type of surgery. For example, if you want to have your nose reconstructed due to breathing problems, you must share the problem and goal with your surgeon to ensure the best results.

If you worry about drooping eyelids, you will not want to request a facelift. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) would be more appropriate to address your concern. If your concern includes drooping eyebrows or wrinkles, then an eyebrow lift may be appropriate.

Many plastic surgeons specialize in a particular type of surgery. For example, you may have heard that I specialize in rhinoplasty and facelift surgeries. I chose rhinoplasty as my specialty because I find it a challenging operation that can help many patients. My previous training and my experience as an otolaryngologist, also known as a specialist in the ears, nose, and throat, gave me the necessary knowledge to understand the effects of clogged nasal passages, which are common among rhinoplasty patients. This understanding of the experience has helped me build my reputation as a specialist rhinoplasty surgeon (and revision rhinoplasty).

Facial plastic surgeons can limit their surgical activities to their specific line of specialty. This makes it vital that you review and discuss the surgeon’s experience with the procedure you are considering and ensure that the procedure can produce the results you expect. Discussing your expectations, in detail and before any procedure, can help you avoid selecting the wrong procedure or the wrong doctor.

Once you have selected a procedure and the surgeon to perform it, you should analyse the limitations and possible side effects and risks that surgery may present. You need to discuss the preparatory procedures and post-care concerns. Following this advice will minimize disappointment and help achieve optimal results.

If you are considering undergoing a facial cosmetic procedure you have to make sure, you know the credentials of your plastic surgeon.

Plastic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many unqualified medical professionals hope to make money with you. Every year, thousands of confident patients who do not take the time to investigate the doctor who performs their aesthetic procedure put their health at risk.

There are several facial beautifying techniques, which you can select. You have to ensure that your beautifying process is harmless and accurate.

About the author

drezzatmd

Dr Waleed Ezzat is a board certified reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon recognized for providing the best natural looking results. He is an expert in performing surgical and non-surgical procedures to correct deformities and enhance the appearance of your nose and face. He is also the director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Boston Medical Center. Visit our website for more details.

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