What is Facial Plastic Surgery?
You show your face to the world every day. At work, at home, and at play, everyone you meet sees your face first. If there’s something about it that isn’t quite right, it can have a huge impact on your self-esteem and confidence. Maybe your facial features are unbalanced, with a nose that’s too large or a chin that’s too small (“weak”). No amount of makeup, hats, or hairstyle change has really been able to do much about it. Or maybe you’ve experienced the changes of aging, with sagging and wrinkles developing on your face. You look old and tired, but you feel young and vibrant, and you want your face to reflect that. But the expensive face creams you’ve been buying are disappointing in their lack of results.
Facial plastic surgery is the branch of plastic surgery devoted to procedures that alter the appearance of the face. This includes procedures like rhinoplasty (a “nose job”), which alter the facial features, as well as procedures like facelifts, designed to reverse some of the signs of aging and restore the face to a more youthful appearance.
This section of Doctor Review is devoted to the facial plastic surgical procedures that can help you show the world a face that reflects who you truly are — beautiful, youthful, and vibrant.
For your interest, we have some information on the history of facial plastic surgery. (Imagine having a nose job…in ancient Egypt!) We’ve also got info on some of the future innovations coming down the pipeline. (Computer-guided surgery using 3-D models? Yep, it’s possible!)
We have tons of great information on the most common facial plastic surgical procedures. You can find out how it’s done, how to choose a surgeon, what recovery will be like, the risks and benefits, and more. To get you started, here’s a list of the procedures we cover in this section. Just click on the name of a procedure to be taken to its main educational page. You can also browse or search topics in our Education Wiki. To make sure all of the information is clear, we’ve included a Glossary defining some of the terminology that’s used here; most of the terms are also defined within the Wiki itself.
While considering the variety of procedures available, you’ll also want to take the time to find the best surgeon to perform your procedure. Check out our info on How to Find the Best Facial Plastic Surgeon to help you get the search started.
Questions about facial plastic surgery or other types of procedures can be asked in our Forum. If you have a question, don’t be shy — someone is waiting to answer with the information you need, so go ahead and ask! There are likely plenty of other people out there with the same question as you. You can also browse previous questions and answers. You might even find the answers to questions you didn’t realize you had!
What About the Money?
There’s also lots of information about the cost of facial plastic surgical procedures. If you’re like most people, you don’t have thousands of dollars in savings just sitting around waiting to be used for your procedure, so you might be wondering how you could possibly afford this. You do have many options, so if you’re concerned about the cost, make sure you check out our Facial Plastic Surgery Financing page.
And of course, since our name is Doctor Review, we have patient reviews of facial plastic surgeons who perform these procedures. You want a qualified professional, who cares about you, listens to you, and seeks to understand your goals. Read what real patients are saying about surgeons in your area, to help you choose the best surgeon for you.
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