Trust Your Face to a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

While the above title is a sort of the office slogan of Utah Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Scott Thompson, there are more logical and practical uses to it than being just a catchy line. It makes sense. If you encounter a facial cosmetic problem, consider that there is no better professional to fix it than a facial plastic surgeon and one that is board certified.

Minimum Assurance

Certification from a bona fide facial surgery board means that the surgeon finished his degree from an accredited medical school and completed a minimum 5 years of additional training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education.

Specifically, a facial plastic surgeon generally entails completion of:

– 1-2 years training devoted entirely in general surgery;
– then 3-4 years training with minimal or major emphasis on facial anatomy, surgery, and pathology; and
– followed by an optional year of facial plastic surgery fellowship.

Moreover, since certification is a voluntary process after all the requisite training, the surgeon must pass comprehensive written and oral exams in order to be certified. Once becoming a board certified facial plastic surgeon, he is already well trained and qualified to perform plastic surgery procedures from the neck up such as nose surgery, eyelid surgery, facelift, and otoplasty.


The main difference between general plastic surgery and facial plastic surgery is, of course, specialization. The generalist can do facial plastic surgery, as well as breast, body, hand, and genital surgery procedures. The specialist is focused on facial cosmetic issues from the neck up – including the ear, nose and throat areas.

Understandably, it is wise to entrust your face to a face specialist: from chin augmentation to facelift and eyelift procedures.

Due Diligence

Even among board certified surgeons, there is no wholesale assurance that they are all exceptionally skilled. Some are average skilled and a few are below average. After all, an excellent facial plastic surgeon must possess (aside from technical know-how) both great amounts of judgment skill and aesthetic sensibility: attributes which cannot usually be gauged by a board certification or educational diploma.

There is still no substitute in doing due diligence when researching the credentials, capabilities and experience of individual face doctors. From among the board-certified surgeons, seek a substantial number of opinions from previous patients, look at before and after pictures, listen to public and peer feedback, and go with your intuition in picking the right facial plastic surgeon.

Utah Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Thompson is double board certified, in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He completed a highly competitive fellowship in facial plastic surgery and has over 10 years of experience in this field. He devotes his time exclusively to the field of facial plastic surgery and is proven as a skilled and respected surgeon in this field.

As a specialist with practice focusing exclusively on the conditions of the head, face, and neck, Dr. Thompson provides comprehensive and holistic approach. He also has a good background in the fine arts which enhances his ability to balance the technical and creative aspects of his specialty and assists him in achieving natural looking surgical results for his patients.

The facial cosmetic procedures being offered by the Utah Facial Plastic Surgeon include:
*Chin Augmentation
*Forehead Lift
*Mid Facelift
*Mini Facelift (MACS Lift)
*Temporal Lift
*Lip Enhancement

Moreover, he is a practitioner as well of minimally invasive and preventive approaches to facial and skin care which help to achieve youthful features and overall health. With an excellent sense of natural beauty and aesthetics, Dr. Thompson is widely sought in Utah and elsewhere for his meticulously skilled facial plastic surgery operations.

To set up consultation with the topnotch Facial Plastic Surgeon, please call us today at (801) 666-2820 or course reservation thru this Consult Request Form.

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