A Focus on the Face – Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial plastic surgery focuses on the face and neck areas, and is arguably the most important part of your body to get right when it comes to undergoing any form of plastic surgery, whether it is for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes. Your face is the first thing you present to the world and use for interaction and communication with others.

Reconstructive facial plastic surgery can be necessary due to abnormalities from birth such as cleft lip or palate, breathing problems or ears that stick out awkwardly; but can also be required after an accident or trauma affecting one’s face such as a car accident, war wounds, skin cancers, burns or facial reanimation (restoring movement via nerve and muscle transfers).

Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is for those where the surgery or procedure they choose to undergo is not viewed as necessary or functional, but optional and purely for aesthetic reasons, such as ageing.

Surgeries specific to the face and neck areas include:

There are also a range of non-surgical procedures that can be performed on the face including but not limited to:

  • Anti-wrinkle Injections
  • Dermal Fillers (assisting with Cheek Augmentation along with many other areas of the face and neck)
  • Eye Rejuvenation
  • Gummy Smile
  • Jaw Line Contouring
  • Lip Fillers
  • Neck Bands

Due to the highly visible and observable nature of the face, having flaws or disfigurement on the face can have hugely negative psychological impacts and can affect quality of life. It is imperative to do your homework and research before settling on just any surgeon to do the work.

Here in Australia, we are lucky to have a quality selection of specialist plastic surgeons like Dr Mark Doyle who have specifically trained and specialise in the above procedures.

To find a surgeon near you click here. For more information on any of the surgeries listed above click here.

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