The Differences Between Plastic Surgeons
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery affects the way one looks forever. As with anything in cosmetic surgery, it is best to be in the hands of a physician that adequately specializes in effectively diagnosing and treating the patient’s concern. Many patients choose Dr. Bared for their facial plastic surgery concerns because of his specific focus in treating the parts of the face with refined techniques that are afforded by his background in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Many patients don’t realize that there are two types of plastic surgeons: general plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons. Most facial plastic surgeons have their background within the specialty of otolaryngology / head and neck surgery. Otolaryngology (commonly known as Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon) training includes intensive surgical training of the face and neck. After their rigorous surgical training (typically 5 years), in the head and neck, a facial plastic surgeon then does additional training through a facial plastic surgery fellowship. Facial plastic surgeons do not perform cosmetic surgery of the body but only specialize from the neck to the top of the head, including cosmetic surgery of the face. Facial plastic surgeons are known for their very specific skillset in different facelift, necklift, eyelid and nasal surgery (commonly referred to as a “nose job”).
Many of Dr. Bared’s patients understand that 100% of his focus is treating facial concerns and feel very comfortable that his background and training is so specific. Additionally, many of Dr. Bared’s patients that will undergo a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty take even greater confidence to selecting Dr. Bared to be their surgeon because of his background as a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. Having this depth of understanding for the nose allows facial plastic surgeons to address a patient’s cosmetic concerns while, in conjunction, addressing and preventing breathing issues to preserve and, in many cases, improve the function and structure of the nose.
Dr. Bared’s philosophies for facial plastic surgery can best be learned about by contacting our Miami office and speaking with a Patient Advisor.