Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Overview

Facial plastic surgery consultation at Mayo Clinic

Facial plastic surgery is performed to reshape structures in the head and neck — typically the nose, ears, chin, cheekbones and neckline. People seeking this surgery may be motivated by a desire to reconstruct the face after an injury, disease or birth defect. Or they may want to reverse the signs of aging, remove contour irregularities or deformities, or make the features of the face appear natural and in proportion with one another.

Facial plastic surgery is performed in the Department of otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery by surgeons certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, facial plastic surgery is performed by doctors in the Division of Plastic Surgery.

Considering surgery

The first step in considering facial plastic surgery is a meeting with the surgeon to discuss goals, alternatives, and potential risks and benefits of facial surgery. Once you and the surgeon have decided on a course of treatment, your surgery is scheduled. Surgery may be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on your situation. You'll receive follow-up care from the surgery team.


Mayo Clinic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists treat the following conditions and offer a full range of surgical services and procedures, though not all are available at each location. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

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Aug. 15, 2020