American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Is there a big difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a general plastic surgeon?

Question:Is it better to use a facial plastic surgeon for facial procedures? Or is a general plastic surgeon acceptable?

Answer: It is important to find a surgeon who is very experienced with the facial procedure that you are wanting to have performed.  Not every facial plastic surgeon performs every facial procedure, and the same is true for plastic surgeons who do body work in addition to facial work.  I believe a consultation with a qualified surgeon who is recognized in the field for the quality of his work for what you are wanting to be done is important.  Word of mouth and referrals are clearly good indications as to who could do the best work for you.