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 or disease or to change a feature present from birth. Or they may want to reverse the signs of aging, remove contour irregularities or make the features of the face appear in proportion with one another.
At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, facial plastic surgery is performed by surgeons certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Surgeons in dermatology, plastic surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery also have training and expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
The first step in considering facial plastic surgery is a meeting with a surgeon to discuss goals, alternatives, and potential risks and benefits of various procedures. 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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