Facial plastic surgery is performed by surgeons from several surgical specialties. A particular strength of the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery is that experts from different areas combine their skill and artistry to bring the best possible care, knowledge and treatment to the patient. The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to support different surgical specialties in their subspecialization in facial plastic surgery. This allows us to be able to answer questions concerning the expertise of a particular facial plastic surgeon.
It is the position of the EAFPS that the complexity of the face and direct visibility of surgical procedures in the face deserve input from different specialties, each contributing cutting edge surgical skills, techniques and expertise. In the best interest of patients requiring or desiring plastic surgery of the face, EAFPS opposes reserving specific procedures to single specialties. A facelift, aesthetic eyelid, ear surgery, reconstruction of facial skin defects, surgery of a paralysed face or reconstruction of the facial skeleton, for example, should not be restricted to one surgical specialty only. EAFPS considers statements that suggest the opposite misleading. We believe this fails to account for the breadth in training of facial plastic surgeons in Europe.
If you are trying to select which facial plastic surgeon is best suited for a particular clinical problem, please review this overview of the different types of facial plastic surgery.