Your face is your window to the world. It has features that are deeply unique to you and contributes to your overall identity. That’s why any surgery performed on your face needs to be done with the utmost care and precision. Whether you’re getting a facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery or nose surgery, a surgeon’s expertise is critically important in rising to the particular challenges of facial surgery.
When you go for a consult to discuss your facelift or facial surgery, you don’t ask your plastic surgeon to turn you into a different person. The goal of facial surgery is to preserve the distinctive characteristics that make you ‘you’ while smoothing out imperfections or correcting proportions to create symmetry. With facial surgery, you want to emerge looking like yourself but with subtle, artful improvements. Achieving a balance between maintaining your face’s unique features while making improvements requires skill and expertise.
The smaller the treatment area, the greater the degree of difficulty in getting it right. Your face may be small compared to the rest of the body, but it’s your face that people pay the most attention to. Your surgeon should have a meticulous understanding of facial anatomy, as there’s little margin for error when working with the facial features.
Surgery on the face is focused on tweaking minor issues for an overall enhanced appearance. A gifted facial plastic surgeon needs to understand how the parts fit into the whole, and should be able to make necessary adjustments without altering your fundamental appearance. This demands a great attention to detail and an unerringly careful hand. For the best results, look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facial surgery.