The task of the esthetic surgeon is to enhance facial appearance. Definitions of facial beauty are illusive, often poorly defined, and constantly changing. Success in facial plastic surgical procedures is based on the choice and execution of a given procedure. Surgeons are often taught surgical procedures rather than diagnostic acumen. An understanding of normal facial anatomy and a systematic evaluation of the patient's anatomic variants will allow the preparation of an individualized problem list. A personalized treatment plan can then be compiled. The surgeon must maintain an open-minded approach and the ability to design innovative procedures and modify existing ones.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics|
|State||Published - Aug 2002|
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