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What is the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery?

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery Questions | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Answer by Dr Philip Solomon The CAFPRS (initially known as the Canadian Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery) was founded in 1981 by academic otolaryngologists (surgical specialists in the head and neck). Today the Academy has more than sixty members and sponsors academic meetings to promote the development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery academically and within the community. The Academy also protects the interests of those legitimately practicing facial plastic surgery.... Read More»


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What is the difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a (general) plastic surgeon?

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery Questions | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Patient Question: What is the difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a (general) plastic surgeon? Dr Solomon's Answer: Facial plastic surgeons perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck regions only. Training includes one or two years of post-graduate training in general surgery residency and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. A general plastic surgeon performs both face and body... Read More»


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