There are a variety of professionals who can perform cosmetic treatments, including plastic surgeons who have attended training and earned certification. While it is easy to find a professional who can perform these procedures, it is more challenging to find someone proficient in facial reconstruction.
A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon is certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Board. Facial plastic surgeons do a fellowship training after completing an otolaryngology residency. The American Society of Plastic Surgery certifies plastic surgeons who have completed residencies in general surgery or other surgical training and then they do additional residency for plastic surgery.
Though plastic surgeons do facial surgeries, generally they do more body work unless they have specialized in facial surgery. Facial Plastic Surgeons primarily do cosmetic surgery head and neck. Both ABFPRS and ASPS have rigorous standards, including:
- Six years of surgical training after medical school with an additional one to three years’ plastic surgery fellowship training.
- Passing of comprehensive oral and written examinations.
- Graduation from an accredited medical school.
- Continued medical and patient safety education.
- Surgeries performed in accredited state-licensed or Medicare-certified facilities.
Facial plastic surgeons have advanced training in the anatomy of the face. While a plastic surgeon has knowledge about various procedures, a facial plastic surgeon will take your whole face into account, including your natural appearance, facial expressions and aesthetic preference.
In other words, rather than making every patient look alike, a facial plastic surgeon uses their understanding to obtain the best version of a unique you.
At the Facial Cosmetic Center at Willamette ENT, you are safe in the hands of an expert facial plastic surgeon and their immediate team. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at (503) 566-4902.