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Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) are well-qualified to perform cosmetic procedures involving the functional and esthetic aspects of the face. Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving skin, muscle, bone and cartilage provide the oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the expertise to understand the need for harmony between facial appearance and function.

Many cosmetic
procedures are
minimally invasive
and can be
performed in
an office setting.

Due to advancements in surgical techniques and medical products, many cosmetic facial procedures are minimally invasive and can be performed in an office setting using local and/or intravenous anesthesia. Some procedures may require use of an outpatient or same-day surgery center or hospital. Common facial cosmetic procedures performed by OMSs include:

  • Cheekbone implants 
  • Chin surgery 
  • Ear surgery
  • Eyelid surgery 
  • Facelift or mini facelift
  • Facial and neck liposuction 
  • Forehead/brow lift 
  • Lip enhancements
  • Nasal reconstruction
  • Wrinkle-relaxing injections (e.g., Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin)
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasions
  • Laser treatments
  • Injectable fillers (e.g., Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma)

* procedures done in conjunction with corrective jaw surgery

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Last updated July 2023

The information provided here is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is provided to help you communicate effectively when you seek the advice of your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Photos and videos are for illustration purposes only and are not indicative to what a patient may experience.