The decision to undergo facial plastic surgery is a very personal and important one, requiring mutual understanding and rapport between patient and surgeon. Fortunately, because this form of plastic surgery is largely elective, the patient is allowed adequate time to thoroughly understand the details and ramifications of any desired procedure. It is our intention to ensure that all questions are answered completely, and that each patient approaches surgery with the confidence and expectation born of a realistic understanding of the goals and limitations of surgery. The facial plastic surgeon is a highly trained, skilled and artistic physician.
Plastic Surgery Success
The degree of success in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery depends not entirely upon the surgeon's technical skills and analysis, but often upon the limitations inherent in each patient's type of skin, bone structure, healing capacities and overall health status. If any limitations exist in your case, they will be pointed out and explained factually and honestly. Certain patients simply are not good candidates for surgery, and may be understandably disappointed when plastic surgery is not recommended or is delayed until a more appropriate time when results will be better.
Goals of cosmetic surgery
The goal of cosmetic surgery is to make you look as good as it is possible for you to look. Surgery cannot do more than that. We always try to produce "natural" facial features, thereby improving appearance and minimizing facial abnormality. When we discuss the various procedures in this booklet, we are speaking in terms of the average case; individual variations certainly exist.
The purpose of this Web site is exclusively to provide you with information and knowledge upon which intelligent decisions may be made. No portion should be construed as implying a warranty or guarantee of any specific surgical result. Finally, cosmetic surgical procedures have been performed successfully many thousands of times and are overwhelmingly dependable when executed by experienced surgeons.
Multi-specialty patient care
In order to better serve our patients, the division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery began a collaboration in 2009 with the Oregon Sinus Center to create the Multi-disciplinary Nasal Obstruction Clinic. In this clinic, the doctors in our division work with Dr Timothy Smith to diagnose and treat nasal airway blockage or congestion, a very common problem with many people. If you are interested in learning more about our one-of-a-kind clinic, please see our Multi-disciplinary Nasal Obstruction Clinic.
Procedures and Services
The Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division at OHSU provides a number of services, and performs procedures to improve the look and/or function of the face and neck area. The Introduction to our services booklet (you need Adobe Reader), goes into some detail about our clinics, procedures, and some things to consider about facial plastic surgery. Our open house and special events give you an opportunity to meet our providers, discuss your needs, learn about plastic surgery, and to win great prizes!
Some of the procedures we offer:
- Rhinoplasty: Creating the Nose You Always Wanted
- Mentoplasty: Creating Facial Balance through Chin Augmentation
- Malar Augmentation: Highlighting the Cheeks
- Protruding Ears: Making Them Inconspicuous
- Facial Sculpting
- Facelift Surgery: A Younger Looking You
- Forehead Lift: An Upper Facelift
- Blepharoplasty: Creating Less Tired Eyes
- Facial Skin Resurfacing: Freshening Tired Skin
- Dermabrasion and Scar Revision
- Excision: Removing Skin Cancers and moles
- Laser Surgery: Removal of Prominent Blood Vessels
- Reconstruction of Facial Skin Defects
- Peels and microdermabrasion (Medical Esthetician)
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Skin Care services
Please see the OHSU Skin Care pages If you are interested in learning more about services, clinics, facial care, events or specials. We frequently have specials, such as from Jane Iredale or PCA SKIN, and have open house and specialty care events throughout the year. Our Medical Esthetician provides skin care services, such as peels, facials, cosmetics, and other services for patients.
Learn more about Kay's services.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Educational Opportunities
Each year, the division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU hosts an educational conference for doctors and residents (doctors in training). In August 2013, the FPRS division at OHSU hosted the Portland Aging Face course, designed to provide the newest information and training in procedures. The course will be offered again in 2015 and this year we will host the Portland Rhinoplasty Course.
How to Make an Appointment with Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to the reason you want to be seen in order to coordinate any additional tests they may need in order to make the most of your visit. In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician. We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process. Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process.
Phone: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic 503 494-5678
To make an appointment with our esthetician, Kay Ford, or to receive your individualized skin maintenance advice, to order products, or to receive information about any of the other services Kay provides, please call 503 494-5678. Kay sees patients at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing at the South Waterfront. Our products are available through the office or by mail order, and the order form and information is available on our skin care site.