Cosmetic Jaw surgery - Plastic surgeon or Maxillofacial?
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Cosmetic jaw surgery--Plastic or Maxillofacial
it's not as important which type of surgeon you choose as the experience of that surgeon at doing the procedure that you need. There are many plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons that perform orthognathic surgery. There are also many who do not. It is critically important that you ascertain just how much experience you were surgeon has. Ask to see previous case examples and speak to a patient of his or hers that has undergone the procedure. It is also of critical importance to choose a board-certified surgeon. Having experience in both plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery, in my opinion, maxillofacial surgeons perform these procedures more routinely than plastic surgeons. Best of luck!
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