ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions involving the whole face, nose, lips, ears, and neck. Facial plastic surgery is a part of otolaryngology that is divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for patients with conditions that may be present from birth, such as birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile, that also affect normal function. Other conditions that are the result of accidents, trauma, burns, or previous surgery can also be corrected with this type of surgery. In addition, some reconstructive procedures are required to treat existing diseases like skin cancer
Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery meant to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS are well trained to address all these problems.
Non-surgical procedures and techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and injectables can also help for some facial conditions. Injectables include medications such as Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and other fillers that can be placed under the skin to improve the appearance of the face.
Surgical facial plastic treatments include: