Choosing to move forward with plastic surgery is a big decision, and it is not one that should be taken lightly. If the surgery is to be facial surgery, the decision can be even more difficult, as trusting your face to a doctor is difficult. For your results and your peace of mind, choosing a facial plastic surgeon over a general plastic surgeon is a good first step. But what are the special benefits of choosing a surgeon who focuses solely on facial procedures?

In-Depth Knowledge & Board Certification

The best plastic surgeons possess board certification, an extra qualification with strict education and practical experience requirements. There is a special type of board certification for facial plastic surgery that requires doctors to complete up to 15 years of study and training in procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and more.

Many facial plastic surgeons are further qualified, possessing not only board certification in facial plastic surgery, but also otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). This additional certification gives surgeons a comprehensive knowledge of the functionality as well as the aesthetics of the facial features. This proven knowledge base helps doctors keep patients informed and allows them to cope with issues that may come up.

Becoming board certified culminates in rigorous exams, a process which more recently-qualified doctors must repeat occasionally to retain certification.

Artistry & an Eye for Facial Symmetry

Facial plastic surgery, especially for procedures such as rhinoplasty, is an art form as well as a science. Facial plastic surgeons have an eye for facial symmetry and balance, and must be able to critically assess a patient’s features and make a surgical plan that will meet their goals. In addition to designing features that will be in harmony with the other features, the surgeon must predict healing patterns in order to give patients consistently good results.

A qualified facial plastic surgeon uses the technical tools available to plan surgeries, but there is a high level of artistry and skill that takes place, which cannot always be taught. This is why facial surgery specialists are in such high demand among patients.

Extensive Experience

As discussed above, rigorous training and experience are requirements for facial plastic surgeons. The best providers never stop learning and striving for better results, demanding the highest quality work possible from themselves. Facial plastic surgeons finish training with extensive experience, so even those with relatively new practices tend to have high level of experience and training. Since they focus on only procedures of the face and neck, facial plastic surgeons often have more experience in any given procedure they perform.


In the past, customization was not a high priority in plastic surgery, but the focus on natural-looking results has made patients expect a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs and goals. Facial plastic surgeons have the knowledge to be able to recommend and administer the treatments that are best for each individual patient, paying attention to facial balance and harmony.

Passion and Dedication

Facial plastic surgeons have a great deal of passion and dedication to the work that they do. Many specialists have a favorite procedure or type of procedure they are known for, such as anti-aging procedures, rhinoplasty, or even facial fillers. Choosing a doctor who has dedication to his or her craft will always yield better results for the patient, since he or she will be more invested in the process and anxious to help the patient reach his or her goals. Dedicated surgeons are also committed to continuing education, keeping up with advances in the field and continually improving on older techniques.

Your Consultations

If you are thinking about moving forward with plastic surgery, then you will be meeting with prospective surgeons to discuss your goals and needs. These consultations are extremely valuable to you, and they allow you to ask specific questions, get information about a doctor’s knowledge and expertise, discuss your goals, and develop rapport with surgeons.

You should only schedule your facial surgery consultations with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to set yourself up for success. Dr. Rami K Batniji is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach (949-650-8882) and Beverly Hills (310-467-2180) area to focus solely on facial procedures, and he is renowned for his careful, custom, procedures. Call either location today to schedule your consultation.