Trust Your Face to a Specialist
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Have you ever been stopped in your tracks because of a face? Sometimes that can mean you’ve seen someone beautiful, but other faces can stop you, too. Coming upon someone who has had work done can be a little jarring because when you know someone has had work done, the illusion is broken. When it’s a friend you know intimately who has had work done, noticing small enhancements will be easy. That’s because you know them and their face so well. But, that’s not what we’re referring to. We’re talking about that overdone, unnatural-looking face that comes from a surgeon who has overplayed their hand.
When it comes to your face, it pays to be cautious. Doing your research and finding the best surgeon for you can ensure that you receive natural-looking results from treatments like rhinoplasty, otoplasty, facelift, and much more. If you’re interested in the best results, it’s important to understand the difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a general surgeon. Keep reading to learn more.
A general plastic surgeon completes medical school, followed by 2-3 years in general surgery performing various surgeries which may include trauma surgery or abdominal surgery. Following a two to three year residency (where they may focus on other parts of the body) they may pursue a fellowship to enhance their skills further, which often involves a deep dive on certain surgeries.
A facial plastic surgeon takes a different path. During a four-year training the facial plastic surgeon spends their entire focus on the face, head and neck including cancer surgery of the oral cavity and neck as well as skull base surgery, sinus surgery, and reconstructive facial surgery.
A general plastic surgeon and a facial plastic surgeon have chosen to focus on different things throughout their career. Often, these specialties can help contribute to their in-depth knowledge of the body and how surgery can be used to enhance its appearance. If you’re looking for excellent results from your facial surgery and treatments, finding someone who has the knowledge, experience, and eye for facial plastic surgery is a must. As Medical Director of the New England Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Petropoulos strives to accentuate what makes you uniquely beautiful. Contact us at (978) 739-9500 to schedule a consultation today.