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Jim Gilmore, M.D. Answers Questions On Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Jim Gilmore, M.D. Answers Questions On: Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Why should a patient see an otolaryngologist instead of a plastic surgeon for facial rejuvenation procedures?

Otolaryngologists specialize in facial cosmetic surgery. For facial-appearance surgery, patients are best served when they go to a specialist who focuses his/her practice on the face.

What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and an otolaryngologist?

A plastic surgeon attends more to body reconstructive surgery to repair defects. Otolaryngologists, on the other hand, are both facial plastic and facial cosmetic surgeons supported by their defined and specialized training in the face, head, and neck exclusively.

What credentials should patients seek in a facial plastic surgeon?

Ideally, patients should look for a surgeon who is board certified in facial plastic surgery (American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery), cosmetic surgery (American Board of Cosmetic Surgery), and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (American Board of Otolaryngology). These support the credentialing of many practitioners choosing to do facial cosmetic surgery. I have my boards in all three.

How can I fix my damaged earlobe?

Modern facial cosmetic procedures allow for repairing and creating artistic earlobes (“ear lobe cosmetic surgery”).

What can be done for sunken cheeks and mid-face aging?

Facial implants known as “infrastructure remodeling” can restore the loss of volume and define a youthful facial “triangle.”

Can ears that “stick out” be corrected?

With modern otoplasty, the ears can be placed in an aesthetically pleasing profile with minimal scars.

My brows are sagging, and I am tired of Botox. What can be done?

Using digital endoscope technology to perform an endoscopic forehead brow lift procedure, natural brow lifting can easily be performed with small incisions in the hairline.

I would like the bags under my eyes corrected.

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, along with laser technology can rejuvenate the lower eyelid.

I have a neck waddle that shows my age. What can be done?

Neck liposuction with or without neck lifting can restore a youthful neck.

I am tired of paying for lip fillers; are there other options?

Yes, there are permanent options for artistic lip enhancement.

I need a face lift, but do not want that “stretched”; look. What do you recommend?

A natural soft lift, also called a “J lift,” can achieve an aesthetic enhancement of the jowls and mid-face.