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What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

A facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Cooper Scurry, is dedicated to treating diseases, injuries, and aging of the face, head, and neck. They have received training in both functional and aesthetic face, head, and neck surgery. After graduating from medical school, a facial plastic surgeon had at least 5–6 years of surgical training. One year of general surgery training is followed by at least four further years of specialized training in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. Many facial plastic surgeons have completed a year-long fellowship program specifically focused on facial plastic surgery.

The necessity to enhance patient care in the field of head and neck surgery gave rise to facial plastic surgery. The facial plastic surgeon can concentrate on one part of the body and offer their patients a higher degree of specialized care by focusing on the intricate anatomy, physiology, and pathology of all the organs and structures of the head and neck. Congenital facial abnormalities, birthmarks, cleft palates, and other birth defects affect some people. Others are victims of accidents, burns, diseases, and the treatment required for such diseases. Many people decide to alter some premature aging symptoms or the size or shape of a facial feature that has concerned them for a long time.

Ordinarily trained in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgeons hold board certification in their specialties. The American Academy of Face Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA) for the discipline of face plastic surgery, is open to facial plastic surgeons. The AAFPRS was founded in 1964 and represents more than 2,800 facial plastic surgeons throughout the world.

A facial plastic surgeon may perform the following procedures:

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping): Surgery of this type includes reshaping and reconstructing cartilage and bone. Rhinoplasty changes the form and/or function of the outside of the nose, while septoplasty changes the shape of the nasal septum inside of the nose to improve airflow.
  • Blepharoplasty & Rhytidectomy (Facelift): Facelifts are surgical procedures that remove excess skin on the face, cheeks, and neck and tighten muscles.
  • Forehead Lift: This surgical procedure minimizes forehead lines and wrinkles and elevates the brows to reduce lid drooping.
  • Submental Lipectomy: This procedure eliminates a “double chin” by removing excess fat and tightening the skin and muscles for a more natural, uniform look.
  • Mentoplasty: This type of surgery augments the chin to make it more or less pronounced, depending on the need.
  • Otoplasty: This is surgery of the ear to reduce prominent or protruding ears by setting the ear back to a more naturally appearing position.
  • Skin Resurfacing: Removal of the upper layer of skin (by laser, chemical peel, or dermabrasion) results in smoother and less wrinkled skin.
  • Facial Reconstruction: Whether by birth defect, disease, or injury, Dr. Scurry is highly experienced at repairing and reconstructing facial features in victims of cancer, facial trauma, and birth defects, such as cleft palates.
  • Facial Injectable Procedures: Procedures in which different products are used to restore or refresh certain facial features or reduce facial wrinkles. You may hear about the use of Botox® or cosmetic fillers for injectables. The type of product used depends on the desired change, such as the reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, removing age spots, or enhancing a particular area, such as the lips, cheeks, or brow.

To Schedule a Consult with Dr. Scurry...

Please contact us at Cooper Scurry Facial Plastic Surgery Center
by phone at 336-747-3737. We are located at 855 Bethesda Rd in Winston-Salem, NC 27103