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Choosing A Surgeon

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Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

When considering Facial Plastic Cosmetic Surgery, you may wonder where to begin and what the first step should be. Choosing the right surgeon is step one. You want to do your research in order to discern between an experienced and highly skilled cosmetic surgeon and one that is less so. We recommend that you look for a surgeon who specializes in the procedure that you’re interested in. You also want to ensure that the surgeon you choose is one that you can communicate well with, who will listen to your specific goals and who will make you feel at ease. Selecting a cosmetic surgeon who does not have the experience or the expertise to deliver the best possible results could result in you being dissatisfied or perhaps with structural issues that may need a second surgery to correct. Having confidence in your surgeon will also help reduce your level of anxiety at a time when you are going through what can be a life changing procedure.

Dr. Solomon is widely recognized as an industry leader in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery in Canada; having performed thousands of procedures. If you are seeking the guidelines for choosing a surgeon, it is important to remember several key things. To begin with, in Canada, a surgeon should hold the credential ‘FRCSC’ meaning they are fully certified by the Royal College of Surgeons. In addition, the surgeon should be either certified as a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, an otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon.

Plastic Surgery

Choosing A Surgeon

The above surgical specialties all have extensive training in plastic surgery. While general plastic surgeons have training in plastic surgery throughout the body, the other subspecialty groups have plastic surgical training specific to their areas of expertise. As it pertains to facial plastic surgeons specifically, they should have completed certification by ABFPRS. More in-depth than these general accreditations, a Facial Plastic Surgeon will have intensive and specialized training in specific areas and it is wise to seek a surgeon who specializes in the procedure you are interested in.

Cosmetic Dermatologists

Choosing A Surgeon

Cosmetic dermatologists perform many cosmetic enhancements like Botox and fillers. Some sub-specialist dermatologic surgeons have completed extra training and may perform certain surgical procedures as well. Maxillofacial surgeons are trained as dentists first then go onto further training. This group performs surgery on the jaw and related structures.

Credentials will ensure that the surgeon has completed adequate training in surgery but does not ensure skill, experience, or artistic sense of the surgeon. For example a surgeon who does many breast augmentations, may not perform rhinoplasty surgery or facelift procedures on a regular basis and so will be less experienced in that area.

There are reasonable criteria to outline whether a surgeon has the experience to perform a procedure on you. Any surgeon should perform a minimum of 25 of a given procedure each year. For complicated procedures like rhinoplasty it may be best if the surgeons perform a minimum of 100 procedures a year. This will ensure that the surgeon has an interest and significant experience with a given procedure.

Choosing An Experienced Surgeon

Any good surgeon will be more than willing to showcase their artistic skill and mastery and should be able to and willing to show you examples of his or her work. A surgeon who has no examples of their own work should be avoided.

Ensure that the surgeon practices in an institution that is either a hospital or an accredited surgical facility. A well-respected surgeon will most likely have hospital privileges and is a recognized specialist in the medical community. For complex procedures, it’s best to choose a surgeon who has extensive experience. While all surgeons are generally well trained after leaving residency, often surgeon’s skills for more complex procedures improve within the first few years of practice.

Choosing Dr. Solomon As Your Cosmetic Surgeon

It can be difficult sometimes for patients to find the information and security that they need in order to make an informed decision regarding selection of a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. Many people sit down at a computer and search by procedure, attempting to find the best surgeon for themself.

Dr. Solomon has assisted countless patients throughout Toronto and greater southern Ontario region with a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Solomon has established a caring, supportive and professional medical team at The Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Thornhill, just north of Toronto. His staff is very welcoming and will put you at ease from the moment you enter his clinic.

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Facial Cosmetic Surgery

As a patient considering Facial Cosmetic Surgery, you probably have one or more areas of your face that you would like to address. The first thing we do with any of our patients, is sit down with them for a consultation to ensure that any concerns and questions are addressed. Some patients may wish to address the shape, size or design of their nose, deep folds of the face, or perhaps signs of aging in the face. Any time that an element of your face undergoes a change, this affects the way that the rest of your face appears. This is true as we age but also true when Facial Cosmetic Surgery creates permanent changes in the face. In order to ensure that any type of surgical intervention does not create a major, unwanted change in the look of your face, we will always take the time for a detailed consultation. Via through this detailed, pre-surgical discussion, we can make a proper diagnosis and provide you with the appropriate options you can use to choose from. In some cases, goals may be achievable through minimal incisions and scars.

It is important to us that we ensure a patient is given realistic expectations for the kind of work that can be performed as well. With regard to rhinoplasty nose surgery, there are many shapes and sizes – each one as unique as the next and each one that needs to be considered on its own terms. The ideal nose surgery will maintain or improve the flow of air through the nose, and create a shape that blends with the rest of the face and complements the other elements present. A major part of our practice has been the evaluation of different procedures, analyzing their effectiveness and ensuring that all of our patients are provided with the most long-lasting, dependable and predictable results.

It may take many months and possibly up to one year for the full scope of the results of your surgery to become clear. This is related to the underlying three-dimensional structure that needs to balance itself with the other elements of your face. No one approach is right for every patient. Facial cosmetic surgery is very much about a unique approach according to the needs and anatomy of each individual. Any procedure must be carefully planned with respect to the balance and proportion of all elements of the face. The results of a nose surgery in Toronto, with the right cosmetic surgeon, can be transformative, providing you with a facial appearance that you’ve always wanted and resolving any functional issues you may have had.

Improve Your Appearance

Choosing A Surgeon

Dr. Solomon’s aim is to help patients improve their appearance through the performance of plastic surgery in the most skilled, caring, knowledgeable, and professional manner. From our facility in old Thornhill, Dr. Solomon has had the pleasure of working on thousands of patients throughout Toronto and the GTA as well as from across Canada, who have specifically sought out his expertise. From the initial telephone contact until the complete and final recovery from surgery, it is our goal to ensure that your experience with us is exceptional.

Offering a comprehensive range of cosmetic plastic surgery, we encourage all of our prospective patients to browse through some of the information available on our website prior to calling for a consultation. Dr. Solomon would be happy to discuss with you the options available, depending on your unique concerns, needs, and anatomy. If facial cosmetic surgery is not right for you, Dr. Solomon and his medical team of professionals will also be able to provide you with a number of non-surgical solutions such as fillers, laser resurfacing and other aesthetic treatments that could potentially accomplish what you’re looking for.

In addition to the expertise and experience of Dr. Solomon, Director of the Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre, our staff has been trained to ensure the most warm and compassionate service to all of our guests. Upholding the highest standards of privacy and confidentiality, our staff also serves to ensure that each patient leaves the office feeling better educated, informed and fully satisfied.

Am I Ready For A Consultation With A Cosmetic Surgeon?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or if you want to reverse the signs of aging, be sure to choose a well-recognized and experienced cosmetic surgeon who has the skill and knowledge to offer you the best and most effective option for you. If you are interested in any of the surgical procedures featured on our site, we would be happy to schedule a consultation. If you would like to find non-surgical skin care or facial treatments, our friendly and knowledgeable team of professionals would be happy to assist you and recommend the appropriate treatment for you.

At Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre, we maintain an attentive, individualized approach. We get to know you and ensure that your needs are met. Throughout the years, we have become a true member of the community, giving us a base of loyal and repeat patients who regularly provide us with highly rated testimonials to browse.

For more information on what techniques might be appropriate to address the areas of your face that you are concerned about, please speak with Dr. Solomon who will be glad to meet you and speak with you about your concerns. Feel free to give us a call during office hours to schedule a consultation and learn about what our clinic can do for you.