About facial surgery.

As the most complex anatomical unit of the body the face not only is a surgically very challenging area, it is the of our soul, expresses our mood and communicates with the world most.

Facial Surgery can be defined as a branch of regional plastic surgery. Specialisation in Facial Surgery does not lead to a registered speciality degree in Europe. Three core surgical specialities deal with Facial Surgery: Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

General plastic surgeons focus mainly on facial soft tissue surgery and nose jobs, ENT/head and neck surgeons focus mainly on nose jobs and ear abnormalities, and maxillo-facial surgeons focus mainly on skeletal abnormalities. Training in all of these disciplines (maxillo-facial surgery, head & neck surgery and plastic surgery) is the best manner in which to establish a more universal expertise.