DOES THE SURGEON OPERATE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE FACE?
You wouldn’t choose an orthopedic surgeon to remove a brain tumor. Why would you trust your face to a doctor who doesn’t specialize in this area of the body? “General” plastic surgeons perform a majority of surgery below the neck (i.e., breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, etc.). A facial plastic surgeon is trained specifically in the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and bacteriology of the head and neck region—and performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery solely on the face. By choosing Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Smith, a facial cosmetic surgery specialist, you’re getting it done right the first time!
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DOES THE SURGEON HAVE?
Not all plastic surgeons are required to have the same type of schooling, training and credentials. A quality facial plastic surgeon should be board-certified in otolaryngology, a surgical specialty for the head and neck, and have between five and six years of post-graduate surgical training, including four years in the specialty of the head and neck. After completing medical school and residency, Dr. Smith went beyond what was required to become a facial cosmetic specialist. He has been fellowship-trained to achieve the maximum level of expertise in surgical procedures on the face.
HOW MANY FACIAL PROCEDURES DOES THE SURGEON PERFORM EACH YEAR?
General plastic surgeons may only do between 10 and 20 facelifts per year, as they are busy performing other cosmetic procedures on a variety of body parts. How many procedures has Dr. Smith done? He consistently performs 180 to 200 facelifts each year, which doesn’t include eyelid, nose, chin and ear surgeries that he performs either in combination with mini facelifts or as single procedures. Smith Cosmetic Surgery has been transforming only faces for over 25 years.
IS THE SURGEON COMMITTED TO TOP-QUALITY PRE- AND POST-OPERATIVE PRACTICE?
A large part of a facial cosmetic procedure happens outside the operating room. Sometimes patients get so caught up in credentials that they forget about finding a warm and welcoming surgical facility; a doctor with friendly and responsive bedside manner; and a comprehensive recovery program that will ensure the success of any facial treatment. You’ll quickly see this approachability and commitment at Smith Cosmetic Surgery. Please contact us today to schedule your free consultation and get answers to all your questions about facial cosmetic surgery.