An oral surgeon’s surgical and dental background, and their ability to reconstruct facial structures damaged through trauma, makes them particularly effective in conducting elective facial cosmetic surgery for the improvement of problems due to unwanted facial features or aging.
These procedures may include chin augmentation or reduction, eyelid surgeries, and cosmetic changes to the lips and face.
Most of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis in the office, under local anesthesia and sedation. Some procedures may require the use of an outpatient or same day surgery center or hospital.
Facial cosmetic surgery is performed to correct physical malformations resulting from aging, disease, trauma and birth defects, to improve appearance, and to help restore normal function. Many facial cosmetic surgeries are minimally invasive and can be performed in our office using local and/or intravenous anesthesia. Some procedures may require the use of an outpatient or same day surgery center, or hospital.
While a majority of patients report enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence following their procedure, it is important to remember that the goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve appearance. Facial cosmetic surgery may refine, enhance, and rejuvenate features that already exist. It will not give you a new face or a new life. Your age, health, skin texture, bone structure, healing capacity, and personal habits such as smoking, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption all play a role in the results of your surgery. Remember, the decision to have cosmetic surgery should not be entered into lightly. It is important to have realistic expectations for the results of your surgery, and to realize that the results of your surgery may not be immediately apparent. Oral Surgeons will review your expected results and recovery time during your initial consultation.
As Oral Surgeons we can provide specialty care that bridges dentistry and medicine. Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving soft tissue (skin and muscle) and hard tissue (bone and cartilage) make Oral Surgeons finely attuned to the importance of harmony between facial appearance and function.
Should you choose a procedure that can be completed in our office, you will find the most up to date equipment and technology available for your treatment. We also employ highly qualified clinical staff, Made up of certified dental assistants.