Face is one of the most aesthetically complex parts of the body, with multiple facial features that must appear in natural harmony with each other. Any cosmetic surgery procedure related to the face should only be performed by a surgeon who has a deep understanding of the facial anatomy and has undergone dedicated training in facial surgery procedures.
Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a board certified otolaryngologist providing cutting edge facial surgery procedures. Dr. Yavrouian provides these procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.
Selecting the Surgeon
While innovations in cosmetic surgery have dramatically improved the safety and efficacy of facial procedures over the decades, the skill and experience of the operating surgeon still continues to be the most crucial determinant in the final outcome of the procedure. Selecting the best surgeon for a facial procedure is the key to ensuring aesthetically desirable, predictable, long lasting, and natural looking results.
It is important to evaluate the surgeon’s qualifications, training and experience in performing facial procedures. A good surgeon will always be open about their professional credentials, safety record, and patient satisfaction rates in any procedure. The surgeon and their staff should be able to make the patient feel welcome and address all their concerns and doubts in an accurate and satisfactory manner.
Attributes of a Good Facial Plastic Surgeon
A patient should look for the following attributes while choosing a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon:
- Professional demeanor, candid approach, easy conversationalist
- Driven by a passion to improve the patients’ lives through the skill of plastic surgery
- Naturally attuned to the patient’s expectations, goals, aspirations, and concerns
- Having an intimate understanding of the facial anatomy
- Having a natural sense of art and aesthetics, and an eye for balance, proportion, form, and beauty
A facial plastic surgeon should be able to produce before and after photos of previous patients who have received various facial procedures. They should also provide a new patient with testimonials from past patients as needed. Dr. Yavrouian receives patients for facial plastic surgery from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.
Significance of Board Certification
Dr. Yavrouian is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, which makes him a board certified otolaryngologist. This certification is conferred when a surgeon has completed a certain number of years in specialized training in the area of head and neck surgery. Every plastic surgeon, or even every board certified plastic surgeon may not be the best qualified professional to perform facial plastic surgery.
Patients should also evaluate the qualifications of a surgeon to see if they have obtained any advanced training or fellowship specifically in the field of facial cosmetic surgery. General and facial plastic surgeons should be distinguished on the basis of their qualifications, training, certifications, and experience. Finally, the rapport between the surgeon and the patient will also play an important role in selecting the best facial cosmetic surgeon.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.