Cosmetic procedures, such as facial plastic surgery, are completed to change features, eliminate a defect or reconstruct parts of the face that were compromised due to injury or illness. Only a licensed plastic surgeon is qualified to provide such services. Below are some reasons a person may pursue cosmetic surgery:

Acne Scars

Although acne is often thought of as a normal occurrence when one reaches adolescence, some individuals suffer from extensive scarring after multiple acne outbreaks, or can develop severe age spots around the surface of the skin. This can lead to a very unattractive complexion and poor skin texture. Fortunately, several procedures are available that can essentially resurface the person’s skin and eliminate such scars.

Aging

Reversing the signs of aging is a common reason people seek cosmetic procedures. Although no type of facial plastic surgery can make one look as if he or she is a teenager again, there are many procedures that can significantly reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and the overall effects of aging. These include a facelift, brow lift or Botox injections.

Changing of Natural Features

Every person’s genes determine what he or she will look like, and certain individuals may not be altogether pleased with the underlying characteristics of their face or bone structure. Plastic surgery procedures are available to alter natural features, such as reducing the size of the nose, or creating more prominent cheekbones. Minor procedures are also available, including Botox injections to create fuller lips.

Sun Damaged Skin

Men and women who spend extensive amounts of time in direct sunlight often experience premature aging of the skin, which is particularly noticeable where facial skin is concerned. Resurfacing, dermabrasion and facelifts are all procedures that can reduce the side effects of excessive tanning.

Reconstructive Surgery

Certain individuals sustain injuries or burns and are ultimately left with a facial deformity. Fortunately, reconstructive cosmetic surgery can be completed to restore the person’s features to their original appearance.

Regardless of the type of facial plastic surgery in which a person is interested, it is important to speak to a qualified surgeon to determine whether or not he or she is a good candidate.