When considering plastic surgery on the face, most patients think that a general plastic surgeon is the specialist that they should see. The majority of people don’t realize that there is a specialty within the specialty!
The Difference Between a Facial Plastic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon
A plastic surgeon is trained and certified in plastic and reconstructive procedures throughout the entire body, including areas like the tummy, breasts, buttocks, and hands. This means that they aren’t necessarily a specialist in any specific area. While this may be fine for those patients that want a one-stop shop and intend to get multiple parts of their body treated, those that want expert care when it comes to their face may prefer to go another route.
A facial plastic surgeon has in-depth knowledge, training, and skill to perfect your face (and neck) and its structures, functions, and aesthetics. This kind of specialist is strongly recommended if you’re looking to correct aesthetic or functional issues in these areas.
Before even becoming a facial plastic surgeon, a doctor must first be an ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist). During this time, they gain an extensive understanding of these areas. Once they become a facial plastic surgeon, they’re experts in performing multiple procedures of the face, nose, neck, ears, sinuses, and skull base. For example, a facial plastic surgeon would be your choice for nose jobs, chin implants, ear lobe reductions, etc.
Facial Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta
Now that you know there’s a specialist among specialists you can trust with the outcome of your facial transformation, you know who to trust with your treatment. Call Dr. Stong, our Atlanta facial plastic surgeon today!
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