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Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Facial cosmetic surgery includes cosmetic or reconstructive procedures involving the head or neck. Many people choose to get some sort of facial cosmetic surgery in order to enhance their appearance and help improve their confidence. In other instances though, a traumatic injury or cognitive craniofacial abnormality could be motivation behind a cosmetic surgery decision. SSM Health plastic surgeons are qualified and well-versed in a variety of facial cosmetic procedures, including:

  • Ear surgery (otoplasty)
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Brow/forehead lift
  • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Radiosurgery
  • Lip augmentation
  • Fat transfer

You may be an ideal candidate for facial surgery if you:

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Are a nonsmoker
  • Are physically healthy
  • Know and understand the risks of surgery

Ultimately, the best way to find out if you are a good candidate for surgery is to set up a consultation with an SSM Health plastic surgeon.

Post-Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Your post-operative treatment for facial cosmetic surgery will vary depending on the procedure(s) performed. It is important not to rush the recovery process and allow your body the time it needs to heal. This will allow for the most ideal results. Be sure to follow your physician’s recovery plan. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have along the way. Specific instructions may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site(s)
  • Medications to apply or take orally
  • Specific concerns to look out for
  • When to follow up with your surgeon

Cosmetic plastic surgery is a personal choice and should be done for yourself – not to meet others’ expectations or to try to fit an “ideal” image. Cosmetic surgery is often elective, so the cost is not usually covered by health insurance and varies depending on the procedure.

Our experienced cosmetic plastic surgeons are well versed in facial anatomy and the techniques involved in cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of the face. Our board-certified surgeons are here to help guide you through the process so you can achieve your desired goals through face or neck rejuvenation.

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