Facial cosmetic surgery is the correction, or enhancement, of the appearance of your facial features. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) are uniquely trained and experienced in treating hard and soft tissue injuries of facial trauma victims. OMSs also obtain extensive experience in the surgical correction of facial skeletal defomities; and as part of their overall training, they become uniquely qualified to diagnose, treatment plan, and perform facial cosmetic surgical procedures. This proficiency and familiarity with the face makes oral and facial surgeons uniquely qualified to offer elective facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgical services to their patients.
Many OMSs offer a wide range of facial cosmetic procedures to their patients. These may include surgical procedures, such as facelifts and necklifts, along with forehead, eyebrow, and eyelid surgery; but may also include non-surgical services, such as facial skin resurfacing and chemical peels, which are designed to treat aging skin, as well as the effects of sun and environmental damage.
In addition, oral and facial surgeons are well-trained to perform procedures that address patients' concerns with facial contours. For example, OMSs can correct asymmetries with the nose (rhinoplasty), chin (genioplasty), cheek bones (cheek implants), and ears (otoplasty). OMSs are also proficient in non-surgical, minimally-invasive facial cosmetic procedures such as injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Perlane, among others), as well as the use of Botox and Dysport to treat unsightly frown lines, crows feet, and forehead wrinkles from undesirable muscle activity.
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