Utah Facial Plastics has been known for our expertise in facelifts and rhinoplasties for many years. Both doctors Scott Thompson and Douglas Henstrom are double board-certified in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery as well as in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (ENT).
We believe that it is of the utmost importance that individuals see a plastic surgeon that specializes in their specific area of concern. Whether you’re interested in a facelift or rhinoplasty, seeing a facial plastic surgeon who is also an ENT (ears, nose and throat) specialist has its advantages. Some great resources to determine the credentials and expertise of your facial plastic surgeon include:
- The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolarygology
The top advantage is that our surgeons perform surgeries from the neck up and continue to build their expertise in these areas each day as they perform more and more surgeries. Combined they have 30 plus years of surgical experience.
A facial plastic surgeon who is also an ENT means that they are also able to work on any functional concerns on the inside of the nose as well. Oftentimes functional (Septoplasty) and cosmetic surgeries can be done at the same time and are highly recommended.
Questions to Ask your Plastic Surgeon about Facelifts and/or Rhinoplasties
Were you specifically trained in the field of facial plastic surgery?
This question is rarely asked during consultation, but we wish it would be asked more often. When it comes to your face, you want to make sure you are seeing an experienced, reputable board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Doctors Thompson and Henstrom have an extensive education and training background, they know the facial anatomy inside and out.
How many rhinoplasties or facelifts do you perform per month on average?
During your search to find the right surgeon that will work on your face, this question is a must! Most plastic surgeons specialize in different areas of the body, meaning they do the occasional facelift or rhinoplasty. You want to see a surgeon who knows and specializes in facial plastic surgery. At Utah Facial Plastics, our facial plastic surgeons successfully complete rhinoplasties and facelifts multiple times per week.
Facelifts and rhinoplasties are both irreversible surgery that can leave patients with unnatural results and can possibly leave individuals with other functional complications if not done by an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Trust your face to our expert surgeons at Utah Facial Plastics. It is also important to hear what others have to say about the surgeon you choose. Checking google reviews is a great place to start.
Do you have photos of your work?
Any surgeon that is performing cosmetic procedure should have sources to view their work. This is a great guide and tool for patients to use and determine if they like what they see. Some surgeons have books in their office and as technology has advanced, most plastic surgery before and after galleries can be found on the surgeons website.