BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY - HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
As a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, there are certain requirements and training that need to be met. The training includes residency followed by a fellowship. This requires a minimum of six years following medical school. The majority of this training is geared towards understanding the facial anatomy as well as the function of the facial muscles and normal anatomy that contributes to the facial structure and shape. It is extremely important for the surgeon to know this information thoroughly because during any surgical procedure, variables can be present that lead to unexpected intraoperative findings as well as unexpected postoperative situations. A well-trained surgeon will be able to identify and manage these problems with extreme confidence. This will enable most situations to be handled with the ultimate results being exactly what was expected. Without this training, surgeons may be able to achieve good results as long as nothing unforeseen arises. However, if something unanticipated does arise during surgery or a postoperative situation, the results could be severely compromised if the surgeon does not have the knowledge and training to be able to handle these particular situations. The techniques of facial plastic surgery are extremely safe and patients have excellent results and are routinely very pleased. Again, it is important to ensure that your surgeon is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon to give you the best chance of a desired outcome.