Trust Your Face to a Facial Specialist
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you pay attention. Seeing someone who has had work done can be a little jarring, because when you know someone has had work done, it’s usually not a good thing. Sure, when it’s a friend you know intimately, noticing those small enhancements comes naturally. That’s not what we’re referring to. We’re talking about that overdone, unnatural-looking face that takes over when you’re speaking to them.
When it comes to your face, it pays to be careful. Doing your research and finding the best surgeon for you can ensure that you get amazing, natural-looking results from treatments like rhinoplasty, facelift, otoplasty, and more. If you’re interested in the best results, it’s important to understand the difference between a facial plastic surgeon vs general surgeon. Keep reading to learn more.
A general plastic surgeon completes medical school, followed by 2-3 years in general surgery performing various surgeries which may include trauma surgery or abdominal surgery. This is followed by 2-3 years in a plastic surgery residency, performing plastic surgery of the face, breast, and other areas. Following their residency they may pursue a fellowship to enhance their skills further, which often involves a deep dive on certain surgeries.
A facial plastic surgeon takes a different path. They obtain their board certification by completing medical school, which is then followed by a one-year internship in general surgery and a four-year residency in head and neck surgery. During that four-year training the facial plastic surgeon spends their entire focus on the face, head and neck including cancer surgery of the oral cavity and neck as well as skull base surgery, sinus surgery, and reconstructive facial surgery.
A general plastic surgeon and a facial plastic surgeon have chosen to study different things throughout their career. Often, these specialties can help contribute to their in-depth knowledge of the body and how surgery can be used to enhance its appearance. If you’re looking for excellent results, finding someone who has the knowledge, experience, and eye for facial plastic surgery is a must. Call us at (732) 914-2233 to schedule a consultation today.
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