American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


I was in a real bad car accident in 2002 that had resulted in me having lasterations too my face I was wondering is it possible for me to get free reconstruct surgery for my face after that accident I just feel depress and ugly that accident changed my hole life

I don’t think you can get a free procedure for a traumatic injury but insurance (hopefully you have) should cover the procedure. if you have questions email ann at

Neck lift & facial rejuvenation

I am interested in the best procedure for this. More surgery above the neck or full face fat transfer.

There are so many ways to perform procedures to look better including neck lifting, fat transfer, etc. You should look at our listing of facial plastic surgeons in your area to find the best person for you.


I appreciate very much if you can inform me how can I get my Attendence Certificate corresponding to the last Facial Plastic Surgery held in Washington on September 2012.

Thank you very much.
Bernardo Vivas

you can contact caryl at


Dr Swanepoel is not registered with the Reconstructive and Plastic Association in South Africa but a member of your Academy. I am planning on a revision rhinoplasty, can you recommend Dr Swanepoel’s services ? Thank you

Thank you for your question. However, this Website does not allow us to make recommendations specific to any member or non-member for that matter. Best of luck finding the right surgeon for you.

I am a second year registrar resident in otorhino laryngology

Question: Good day,I am a second year registrar/resident in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, training at the Universitas Academic Hospital, University of the Free State in South Africa.I have an interest in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately there is no fellowship in South Africa offering training in this subspecialty. My question is if South African qualified ENT Head & Neck Surgeons are eligible to do a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at any of the institutions affiliated to the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.Thank you.Sincerely.Dr Michael Bekker MBChB

Answer: I don’t know the answer to that question since this website really represents only the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons.

My side profile depresses me its ruining my life i have a really short face and my jaws are way out can you look at my pics and advice me

Question: Hi my side profile depresses me,its ruining my life I have a really short face and my jaws are way out.can you look at my pics and advice me please I’m desperate.

Answer: I am sorry that your profile is depressing you. Unfortunately, this Web site is not intended to give personal consultations. You should find a facial plastic surgeon on this Web site in your area for a consultation to discuss your concerns.

i am considering plastic surgery due to a congenital problem

Question: Hi, I am considering plastic surgery due to a congenital problem. My face has no dimension and appears flat. I have seen a few doctors regarding my concern, but I feel they both have steered me into what they feel most comfortably performing. One says surgery, (cheek implants) and the other says injections of restaline, juvederm, or sculptra.. I am desperately looking for a Doctor who specializes in facial reconstruction and would be willing to travel out of state. Can you tell me what type of Doctor’s advice I should be seeking? Should they be certified in both maxio-facial as well as cosmetic? I’m so confused. One Doctor I saw only has the title of MD but yet does cosmetic procedures for the entire body. Thank you.

Answer: Unfortunately, there is an inherent bias with every surgeon who will offer what he or she thinks is better for you based on what procedure they are good at, like aesthetically, etc. Implants may be the right option but they also may be the wrong option for you. This forum is not the venue for one surgeon (me) to voice my opinion regarding this matter. You must find someone you trust, look studiously at the before and after photos, maybe speak with one of his or her patients and find someone you trust to do the work. I cannot speak as to a surgeon’s qualifications but this Web site features those who are facial plastic surgeons who are part of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and/or who are board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).