Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
Facial plastic surgeons are certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology, a board recognized by The American Board of Medical Specialties. Facial plastic surgery is included in the otolaryngology certification because it is an integral part of otolaryngology training, which is focused on the face, head, and neck. Other specialists are trained in surgery of the whole body. Dr. Bartels, Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Spector are Otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) specially trained in the practice of head and neck surgery. In fact, these surgeons perform the majority of elective facial plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Appearance plays a big role in the lives of most people. We begin the day looking in the mirror-washing our face, brushing teeth, combing hair, shaving, putting on make-up. Many conditions from diseases, accidents, birth defects, facial abnomalities or signs of premature aging can be improved surgically. Put your face in the hands of a face expert when electing to have a surgical or cosmetic procedure of the face. Find answers on RealSelf from the experts in Rhinoplasty. Dr. Bartels is a RealSelf contributor.
When Do You Need A Facial Plastic Surgeon?
The reasons for facial plastic surgery are varied. Some patients suffer from birth disfigurements such as birthmarks, cleft palates, and congenital facial deformities. Others are victims of accidents, burns, diseases, and the treatment required for such diseases. Many choose to change some of the signs of premature aging or alter the shape or size of a facial feature that has bothered them for years. Facial surgery can help you increase self-confidence because, for most people, when they look better, then generally feel better. We believe that beauty and confidence are related.
What are some of the facial, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures performed by the physicians at ENT Specialists of Southern NH?
Aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, head and neck involves techniques intended for the “enhancement” of appearance through surgical and medical techniques, and is specifically concerned with maintaining normal appearance, restoring it, or enhancing it beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal.
Some of the most common facial plastic surgical procedures we perform include:
Rhinoplasty involves surgery of the nose where cartilage and bone are reshaped and reconstructed; excess bone or cartilage may be removed, added to, or rearranged to provide a newly shaped structure resulting in a more symmetrical look or to correct a distortion. As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites for the best outcome. Since there is no ideal in rhinoplasty, the goal is to improve the nose aesthetically, making it harmonize better with other facial features. Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, Dr. Bartels is an expert for this type of facial plastic surgery. Our physicians are trained in ear, nose, throat, and facial cosmetic surgery, which provides you, the patient, with the highest level of expertise.
Otoplasty involves reshaping the ear cartilage and can be performed at any age after the ears have reached full size, typically around five to six years of age. Not only is it possible to “pin back” ears, but ears can also be reshaped, reduced in size, or made more symmetrical. Probably no other physical characteristic cries out for facial plastic surgery more than protruding ears. Often, this surgery in conjunction with other facial plastic surgical procedures improves self-esteem in children and adults. Even if the ears are only mildly distorted, the condition can lead to self-consciousness. When it comes to Otoplasty, trust your ears to our ear experts at ENT Specialists of Southern NH. Recovery time for Otoplasty is about one week. To learn how Otoplasty is performed, what you can expect from this procedure and if Otoplasty is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bartels or Dr. Spector at our Manchester, NH office.
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