Trust Your Face to a Facial Specialist

facial surgery Chicago ILSeeing someone who has had work done can be a little jarring, because when you know someone has had work done, we don’t consider it a good thing. When it’s a friend that you know intimately, noticing these small enhancements will be easy. Unfortunately, that’s not what we’re referring to. What we’re talking about is that overdone, unnatural-looking face that takes over when you’re speaking to them.

When it comes to your face, it pays to do your research. Being careful and finding the best surgeon for you can ensure that you get amazing, natural-looking results from treatments like rhinoplasty, facelift, otoplasty, and more. If you’re interested in the best results, it’s important to understand the differences between a facial plastic surgeon and a general surgeon. Keep reading to learn more.

A general plastic surgeon finishes medical school, then proceeds to complete two to three years in general surgery. There they perform various surgeries which may range from trauma surgery to abdominal surgery. This is followed by two to three years in a plastic surgery residency, where they perform plastic surgery of the face, breast, and other in-demand areas. Following their residency, they may pursue a fellowship to enhance their skills further, which often involves a deep dive into certain surgeries.

A facial plastic surgeon takes a different path. They obtain their board certification by completing medical school, which is then followed by a one-year internship in general surgery and a four-year residency in head and neck surgery.  During that four-year training the facial plastic surgeon spends their entire focus on the face, head and neck including cancer surgery of the oral cavity and neck. This is in addition to skull base surgery, reconstructive facial surgery, and sinus surgery.

Dr. Tresely has performed over 10,000 successful cosmetic and reconstructive oculofacial plastic surgeries, as well many non-surgical treatments. If you’re curious, ask about photos of our patients. We think you’ll see that Dr. Tresley has the skill and uncompromising esthetic mastery that the intricate area around the eyes requires. Call us at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation today.

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