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For Botox: Experienced Plastic Surgeon OR Oculoplastic Surgeon?

Should the plastic surgeon with over 20+ years of experience (and about 10 years experience of injecting botox), or an oculoplastic surgeon with around the same experience, be chosen to inject botox? It is for a medical reason but I wouldn't know who to trust more; oculoplastic surgeons ARE trained in specific facial anatomy and so are plastic surgeons...but with that much experience (probably 10,000+ injections by them already), who would you choose?

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For Botox, make sure your doc does the injections himself rather than their assistant.

Whether a dermatologist, facial plastics or general plastic surgeon, they all can do the botox shots but make sure you feel comfortable with the doc and  you'll do just fine.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD


Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Who injects Botox the best?

There is no right answer to your question, the skill of injecting Botox lies in the physician's experience and style of injecting rather than their medical training. Talk to patients and see whose results you like the best, then you can make an educated decision about whether to have a facial plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon perform your injections.

Theda C. Kontis, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon or Eye Specialist for Botox Treatment

Hi HoustonRocket in Washington D.C.,

As the plastic surgeons, dermatologist, and ocluplastic specialists have already stated, either specialist could provide Botox Cosmetic treatments.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Plasti surgeon vs ocuplastic sugeon

Honestly if they both have extensive experience and plenty of happy patients it makes no difference, botox is not rocket science....either one should get you a great result, any other opinioin is just politics and a lot of baloney

For Botox: Experienced Plastic Surgeon OR Oculoplastic Surgeon

No choice here! EITHER is acceptable and there should really be no discussion. Experience of both allows you the confidence that either can preform these easy injections. 

Experience is key

Plastic, Facial Plastic and Oculoplastic surgeons should be familiar with the anatomy necessary to inject botulinum successfully.  The most important factor in choosing a surgeon in one of these 3 specialties is how much experience the injector has.  There is a great deal of nuance and expertise required to produce the best results with Botox.  

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Botox

Botox injections by a qualified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon should be fine.  Go with the one you feel most comfortable with.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

For Botox: Experienced Plastic Surgeon OR Oculoplastic Surgeon

Regarding:  "For Botox: Experienced Plastic Surgeon OR Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Should the plastic surgeon with over 20+ years of experience (and about 10 years experience of injecting botox), or an oculoplastic surgeon with around the same experience, be chosen to inject botox? It is for a medical reason but I wouldn't know who to trust more; oculoplastic surgeons ARE trained in specific facial anatomy and so are plastic surgeons...but with that much experience (probably 10,000+ injections by them already), who would you choose
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They both sound very qualified. Assuming they personally inject the Botox, I would pick the doctor with who you are most comfortable.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for a medical reason

You haven't mentioned what the medical reason is. That may matter. If you have essential blepharospasm, then the oculoplastic surgeon or opthalmologist may be the best.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

These are qualified

Oculoplastic, facial plastic, plastic surgery and dermatology are all qualified. Opthalmologists have also been on the forefront of advances with Botox as well. Board certification and experience are the key.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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