Plastic surgery involving the skin or structures of the face are often performed by a otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat or ENT) surgeon, though they may also be performed by plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology specialists who have undergone additional training in facial plastic surgery.
While cosmetic surgery to improve appearance is what we typically associate with facial plastic surgery, the special techniques used by these highly trained specialists also offer important benefits to patients dealing congenital deformities, trauma and reconstruction following cancer or other surgeries.
Surgical procedures vary by specialist but may include:
- Nasal Functional Surgery (Septoplasty)
- Nasal Reconstructive Surgery
- Neck Lift (Cervicoplasty)
- Nasal Cosmetic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
- Eyelid rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)
- Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
- Droopy Eyelid Correction (Ptosis surgery)
- Injectable fillers and treatments for frown lines and wrinkles
Medically necessary surgeries, such as reconstruction following trauma or cancer surgery, may be covered by health insurance plans. Treatments to improve physical appearance, such as surgeries to reshape the nose or reduce muscle sagging associated with aging, must be paid for by the patient directly. If you think a service might be covered by insurance, it's important to receive a preauthorization from your health plan to be certain.
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