Why Choose a Maxillofacial Surgeon? - Dr Stephen Kelly

Why Choose a Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Why You Should Choose a Maxillofacial Surgeon for Facial Cosmetic Surgery

When it comes to your face, you don’t want anyone touching it unless they are fully qualified. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMFS) are specifically trained in the speciality of all things facial. This includes the physiology and anatomy of the facial bones, muscles, nerves, and tissues of the head, face, and neck. This extensive research and knowledge makes them experts for any of your facial cosmetic needs.



The road to become an OFMS is not an easy task. They start off by earning their degree in dentistry and then have to pursue at least four more years of education and residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. These years are crucial because they allow residents to fine tune their skills and see tiny details that are easily looked over. Training usually includes but certainly isn’t limited to plastic surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology. This allows most OFMS to be more generally trained than other physicians. The more your OFMS is, the more you can trust them with medical needs.


Entire Facial Consideration

Since an OFMS has had such extension and in-depth training they can take every aspect of your face into consideration. Before performing a cosmetic procedure they will take into consideration the quality of your tissue and your bone structure before determining where exact placement should go. A great example of this would be someone who has had lip surgery and still isn’t satisfied with the results. What could be the case is that there is a skeletal abnormality that is causing the problem. This problem can be easily fixed without invasive surgery or more lip surgeries. After the skeletal problem is fixed, patients may find that they don’t need lip surgery because it has been taken care through the skeletal problem. OFMS are specially trained to think in a three dimensional manner that gives you the best outcome possible.


Different Dimensional Consideration

When the entire face is taken into consideration, an OMFS is able to see all the possibilities for your face and decide on the best solution. If you have had a traumatic or painful accident, you can trust that your OMFS will have the right skills and tools to help you feel confident about yourself again. They will carefully choose the right tissues and structures that will be a perfect match for your face. Your skin isn’t the only part of your face so any treatment should include more than just your skin. Our office is committed to giving you the full “3-D” experience so you can expect the best results.


Complete Facial Cosmetics

Our office takes this approach because it gives you a great result that is guaranteed to last. We love to see our patients, but we want you to live your life and not have to constantly worry about past injuries and accidents. Our team will consider your dental, skeletal, and tissue esthetics before going into surgery, making them a perfect choice for any cosmetic facial surgery.


Our Office

We have over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic facial surgery field. We also specialize in peri-oral surgeries such as –  reconstructive jaw surgery, dental implants, and bone grafting. Our office is stocked with great equipment that is up-to-date and gives you more options to decide between invasive or noninvasive surgery. Our invasive surgery is minimally invasive and allows you to have a quick recovery without any majoring scarring. We pride ourselves on continuing our personal education so you can be sure that you are getting the latest techniques that are the most effective for your treatment. When you choose our office, you are choosing a team of experts.