FAQs About Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial plastic surgery has saturated popular culture in the last few decades with the rise of cosmetic procedures like liposuction and Botox. Although some procedures are simpler than others, and not every service requires surgery, plastic surgery is a medical specialty, and anyone considering any cosmetic work should always make sure they are working with an appropriately trained and accredited physician.
Facial Plastic Surgery in Camarillo
Q: I am interested in cosmetic facial surgery. How do I get started?
A: The ENT specialists at West Coast Ear Nose Throat in Camarillo recommend that anyone considering facial plastic surgery consult with a board certified head and neck surgeon.
Q: What is the difference between a head and neck surgeon and a plastic surgeon?
A: Head and neck surgeons receive rigorous and intensive training in both ear, nose and throat conditions, as well as a specialization in plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty (nose job) and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Q: What cosmetic surgeries can an ENT perform?
A: ENTs can perform a long list of cosmetic procedures, including:
- Cheek/lip/chin implants
- Facial reconstruction
They can also provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as injectables (Botox, Juvederm, Restylane), collagen fillers, skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments.
Q: Why should I see a surgeon for non-surgical cosmetic procedures?
A: Because cosmetic enhancements have greatly increased in popularity over the last few decades, they have created a demand that has lead to many unqualified and inexperienced providers. Even seemingly minor, non-surgical procedures should always be performed by a skilled and licensed medical doctor in order to avoid scarring and potentially serious side effects.
Contact an ENT in Camarillo
To learn more about navigating the facial plastic surgery landscape and how to get started finding the best surgeon and procedure for you, contact West Coast Ear, Nose Throat and Head and Neck Surgery at (805) 379-9646 to schedule an appointment today.