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Choosing a Surgeon

When choosing a facial plastic surgeon in Seattle, you need to ensure that your surgeon is adequately trained and board-certified to perform the procedures that you request. To achieve the ideal facial harmony and balance, correct diagnosis of existing abnormalities should be made, combined with an artistic eye and meticulous surgical techniques.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons such as Dr. Stella Desyatnikova specialize exclusively on surgery of the face. They are uniquely qualified to perform a wide range of facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Their training typically includes a minimum of 1 year of general surgery internship, 4 years of residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, and 1 year of postgraduate fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. During this time they acquire an in-depth knowledge of the facial anatomy, ideal facial aesthetics, function of the facial structures, wound healing principles, and the appropriate surgical techniques.

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Stella Desyatnikova, M.D.

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At the time of surgery the function of facial structures should be preserved and/or maximized. For example, nasal surgery involving a change in nasal shape or size can adversely affect your breathing if done incorrectly. Facial plastic surgeons go through extensive training to ensure that the surgical techniques they use preserve or improve the function (in this case the ability to breathe through your nose).

To learn more about how to select a surgeon for facial procedures such as nose surgery or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Seattle, you can contact us online or call our office at (206) 682-3223. We look forward to helping you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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