Facial Plastic Surgeon vs. Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Jess Prischmann Explains the Differences between a Facial Plastic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon
What is the difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a plastic surgeon?
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform surgery of the face, head, and neck. Plastic surgeons also perform surgery on the face, head, and neck. Although both specialties perform many of the same procedures, the difference is that facial plastic surgeons perform surgery on the face, head and neck EXCLUSIVELY.
|Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|# in the country||About 1,000 diplomates certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery||About 8,000 diplomates certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery|
|Training||6 years (One year of general surgery, followed by 5-6 years of head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery)||6 years (General surgery, followed by plastic surgery)|
|Board certification||American Board of Otolaryngology www.aboto.org AND American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery www.abfprs.org||American Board of Plastic Surgery www.abplsurg.org|
|Scope of practice||Surgery on the face, head, and neck||Surgery on the face, hand, and body|
Head and neck surgeons (a.k.a. otolaryngologists) and facial plastic surgeons perform the majority of elective facial plastic surgery procedures in this country.
Dr. Jess Prischmann is board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. In 2011, she got the highest score in the country on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Exam. She will be eligible to become a diplomate of the ABFPRS in 2013.
If you have questions about facial plastic surgery or other options available at our practice, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prischmann, please contact us today.