What is Otolaryngology?
Try saying the word “otolaryngology” three times fast. But what does this word mean? In short, Otolaryngology is the study of the ear, nose, and throat. They can diagnose issues dealing with any of these areas and is one of the most popular types of physicians today. We know what you are thinking, what does this have to do with plastic surgery? Otolaryngology and plastic surgery often go hand in hand to fix certain health issues.
Not Just Aesthetic
For many who see an otolaryngologist, they may have facial deformities that impact their health and daily life. Common issues are cleft lips, nasal deformities, or facial trauma that cause chronic health problems. Plastic surgery to rebuild and reform these areas can benefit the patient immensely.
Do I Need Reconstructive Surgery?
For mild deformities, reconstructive surgery may not be necessary. Surgery should be used for patients who are experiencing either emotional issues or health problems from having an issue with the problems they see an otolaryngologist for. If surgery is cosmetic, you should discuss your options with your doctor and ensure that it is the right choice for you.
How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
When you are searching for a plastic surgeon to perform your reconstructive surgery, you should first do a bit of research. Look into their background, experience, and then schedule a consultation to meet with them and discuss your problem. If you feel comfortable after your initial consultation, you can then plan your procedure. Ask as many questions as you need to get the information you need to make your decision.
For more information about otolaryngology and plastic surgery, contact Dr. Jeremy White, M.D. at ARC Plastic Surgery today. Call (305) 501-2000 for more details.