During consultations, our patients sometimes ask, “Is there really a difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery on the body and face?”
It’s a reasonable question. In Des Moines, women and men considering facial plastic surgery can choose from several qualified surgeons. But facial plastic surgeons complete specialized training and are certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Cody Koch and I are also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in the specialty of Head and Neck Surgery.
Here are just a few advantages of choosing a facial plastic surgeon for your procedure:
Specialization for Complex Facial Structures
Why is this important? The face, nose, and ears are complicated, delicate structures with a complex anatomy that board-certified facial plastic surgeons understand in a way that exceeds that of general plastic surgeons. We’ve spent additional years focusing on aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures for the face, and that experience enables us to address facial rejuvenation more comprehensively.
One of the exciting things about being a facial plastic surgeon is that it’s such a dynamic specialty. Advances in techniques and treatments occur regularly, and we want to give our patients the most up-to-date information available.
Complete Approach to Aesthetics
Facial balance and harmony are vital. One of the advantages of choosing a facial plastic surgeon for your procedure is that we are trained to evaluate the face as a whole, ensuring that any changes made are in proportion and enhance the overall appearance. Whether you’re seeking rhinoplasty, a facelift, facial liposuction, or eyelid surgery, we consider how the procedure will fit with your unique features so you can enjoy natural-looking outcomes. You can see some of our patients’ results in the photos below:
Dr. Cody Koch and I look forward to discussing your facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedure options. You can use our online form to request a consultation or call us at (515) 277-5555 to schedule an appointment.