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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery FAQs
While considering facial plastic or reconstructive surgery, our Wisconsin area patients typically have many questions regarding their procedure and our plastic surgeon. When you come to Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery for your consultation, Dr. Andrew Campbell will answer any questions you may have. Below, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions by our patients at Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery.
Below, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions by our patients at Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery.
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What is a facial plastic surgeon?
The majority of elective facial plastic surgery procedures in the United States are performed by facial plastic surgeons.
Facial plastic surgeons spend five to seven years in postgraduate surgical training, including one to two years of study in general surgery and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. With a concentration on the complex physiology, anatomy, pathology, biochemistry, and bacteriology of the head and neck region, a facial plastic surgeon has a strong focus on the anatomy of the area being treated.
Typically, a facial plastic surgeon is board-certified in otolaryngology, the specialty addressing neck and head surgery. The worlds largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons is the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Academys bylaws require fellows to be board-certified surgeons with experience and training in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Andrew Campbell is board-certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
How does reconstructive surgery differ from cosmetic plastic surgery?
When you choose to change your appearance for purely aesthetic reasons, your procedure is considered cosmetic. However, plastic surgery performed to repair damage from injury, cancer, or disease is classified as reconstructive. At Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Campbell performs procedures for both reconstructive and cosmetic reasons. Facial reconstructive surgery is often performed at our Wisconsin practice to repair areas where cancer has been removed or injury has occurred, while procedures such as facelift and brow lift are typically performed for cosmetic reasons. Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) can be performed for either cosmetic or functional reasons.
Am I a candidate for facial plastic surgery?
In general, most emotionally and physically healthy adults are good candidates for facial plastic surgery. Chances for a successful outcome are better if you have realistic expectations about the outcome and a well-defined reason for wanting the surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Campbell, he will examine your area of concern and assess your general health, medical history, and any concerns you may have about facial plastic surgery. He will use this information to determine the cosmetic procedures for which you are a good candidate and those that will best accomplish your goals of improving your appearance.
What is the best age to have facial plastic surgery?
The best age for facial plastic surgery is relative to each specific procedure and the health and goals of each patient. However, in general, there are no age requirements. For example, otoplasty (ear surgery) is often performed on children between the ages of four and 14, but adults also choose to have the surgery and are excellent candidates. Facelift and brow lift surgery is often reserved for patients over the age of 40, but if droopy eyes or facial lines run in your family, you may need a facelift or eyelid surgery procedure at a younger age. In fact, it is best to have a facelift at the first signs of aging for optimal results.
During your consultation, Dr. Campbell will determine if any health issues exist that would make a certain procedure dangerous and which procedures will best fit your desired outcome.
What will recovery be like following my facial procedure?
Recovery time varies depending on the type of cosmetic procedure you choose. The majority of our medical spa treatments have little or no downtime, and patients are able to return to work and their regular routine almost immediately. However, our more extensive facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery procedures require more recovery and possibly an overnight stay at our Paragon Surgical Center. During your initial consultation, Dr. Campbell will discuss with you the recovery procedure for the treatment you choose and how it may affect your routine and lifestyle.
Will my insurance company cover the cost of facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery?
Typically, insurance companies do not cover plastic surgery that is performed for purely cosmetic reasons. Some insurance policies may partially or fully cover reconstructive surgery procedures or other medically necessary plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty performed to correct a breathing problem. Please consult your insurance provider and policy for details on what is and is not covered.
What non-surgical alternatives to facial plastic surgery are available?
If you would like a procedure to bring back a healthy, more youthful look to your face but are not ready for a surgical procedure such as facelift, there are a variety of treatments available to you. BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments available to reduce the appearance of facial lines. Furthermore, volume replacement fillers such as Restylane and Radiesse can be used to fill in folds and wrinkles. These products can also be used to augment the cheeks, giving the appearance of a midface lift. They can even fill in the depressions in front of the jowls and fill the smile lines near the mouth to give the appearance of a non-surgical facelift. The eyebrows can also be filled, causing them to lift slightly and create the image of a non-surgical browlift. The results from wrinkle fillers typically last six to 18 months. At our Quintessa Medical Spa, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic, wrinkle fillers, as well as microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing with peels, medical grade skin care products, and more to give your face a healthy, younger-looking appearance. In addition to these facial treatments, we also offer treatments for both the face and body at Quintessa Medical Spa including laser hair removal and laser vein removal.
How do I find out more about facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery at Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery in Wisconsin?
If you would like to learn more about facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, or our medical spa services, please contact Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, or call our office at 1-888-409-3223. Our staff will gladly answer any questions you may have, and can help you schedule your private consultation with Dr. Campbell.
What is Oxy-Mist?
Oxy-Mist is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that uncovers a younger new you. Oxy-Mist contains Amino-Plex - a technologically advanced product with over 100 ingredients containing amino acids, trace minerals, electrolytes, and micelled Vitamin E. This product uses medical grade 100 percent oxygen to deliver a mist to the skin, allowing deep penetration of these antioxidants after an exfoliating or resurfacing treatment. The results will make you look healthier and give your skin a smoother texture than you ever thought possible.
After deep resurfacing procedures, skin heals in half the amount of time of traditional methods.
How does it work?
Oxy-Mist re-hydrates, balances, and infuses powerful antioxidants deep into the skin. The main ingredient in Oxy-Mist is Amino-Plex, which has been shown to play a role in the return of reversibly damaged cells to their normal state, resulting in healthier skin. It helps increase skin oxygen transport and utilization. Oxy-Mist provides conditions favorable to collagen synthesis for healthy granulation and tissue formation that reduces lines and wrinkles. In combination with 100 percent oxygen, skin heals faster due to accelerated re-epithelization.
How long does it take to perform an Oxy-Mist treatment?
After medical microdermabrasion or a resurfacing procedure, the Oxy-Mist treatment is propelled into a fine mist to the skin with 100 percent medical grade oxygen. This takes approximately 30 minutes.
How many treatments are needed?
The Oxy-Mist treatment delivers results with each application. If a deep resurfacing procedure has been performed, a series of Oxy-Mist treatments given once a day, everyday for four days would be recommended to reduce healing time in half. After medical microdermabrasion, one Oxy-Mist treatment would enhance and benefit the skin and could be administered monthly to maintain healthy clear skin.
If you are interested in the Oxy-Mist treatment or any of our other medical spa treatments, contact Quintessa Medical Spa at Campbell Plastic Surgery, to schedule an appointment. We can also answer any questions that you may have about facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery procedures offered at our Wisconsin practice.