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Skin Resurfacing: The Perspective of a Facial Plastic Surgeon

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. In previous articles published in Forsyth Woman, I have written on the topics of facelifting, nasal surgery and cosmetic injectable products. This article deals with the topic of skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing is any procedure that removes the outer most layers of the skin in order to improve the health and appearance of that skin. Skin resurfacing is best suited for, and therefore most commonly performed on, the skin of the face. Patient complaints which lead a person …

Nasal Surgery Can: Improve Function, Change Appearance

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. In People magazine there are often pictures of movie stars who have had appearance-changing nasal surgery. In addition, many people are familiar with the phrase: ‘deviated septum,’ though most people may be unsure of its definition. Certainly there are many kinds of nasal surgery, and each has its own goal, process, and outcome. While nasal surgery can be performed solely to change the appearance of a nose, nasal surgery is often performed to improve the function …

What? You’re getting a facelift?!

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. Though cosmetic surgery may not be for everyone, this does not mean that it should not be for anyone. When hearing that a friend or family member is either considering or is scheduled for a cosmetic procedure, some folks cringe while others may roll their eyes. However, people cite many reasons for having cosmetic surgery — some that are personal, and some that make pretty good sense. For example, as some folks (male or female) compete in the modern marketplace, seeking …

Not ready for a facelift… Minimally Invasive, Maximally Effective

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. The modern era of surgery has ‘searched the body over’ for ways to achieve excellent results with less invasive procedures. We live in an era when many major operations have become more like video games than traditional surgery. This movement has also affected the world of cosmetic procedures. Currently millions of dollars are being spent each year for cosmetic procedures with minimal pain and downtime. Many products are available which can be injected into the face either …

What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. A facial plastic surgeon is a surgical specialist who has demonstrated a commitment to treating conditions of the face, head, and neck. He or she is trained in both the functional and cosmetic aspects of surgery of the face, head, and neck. The facial plastic surgeon has spent at least 5-6 years in surgical training after graduation from medical school. Training includes one year in general surgery, and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery, …