Q. Is it necessary or better to get a surgeon that only does facial work for a facelift? Is it necessary or better to get a surgeon that only does facial work for a facelift? Is there a board certification in facial plastic surgery?
A. While there is great cross-over in the sub-specialty training of Board Eligible Plastic Surgeons and ENT’s (otolaryngologists), each individual will course into their own interests, talents and skills as they progress to Board Certification in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery and personal professionalism. Each surgeon will be unique in their experience(s), perspectives and approaches.
Sometimes the surgeon with the greater breadth of options has a different perspective and understanding than the one with a greater depth and purely repetitive approach or vice versa for your needs.
I cannot therefore lead you toward one sub-specialist or the other as I cannot recommend one individual within a specialty versus the other.
You must “do your homework”, learn about the different approaches, awareness and talents of the professionals you interview, as they evaluate you physically and your personal desires and limitations. Which surgeon (and his care-giving team) will you develop a relationship of mutual understanding and trust.
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