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Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Cosmetic Surgery Associates offers a wide array of state-of-the-art procedures and techniques that have proven to be safe, effective and provide natural results. 

Patients trust us with their face and we take that responsibility seriously. Fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic surgery means we are uniquely qualified to  evaluate and treat the face and neck. 

Patient education is an important part of what we do. We believe in educating patients, which starts with the first phone call and continues during their consultation. We educate our patients about their condition(s), recommending the appropriate treatments to treat that condition(s) and setting realistic expectations. Patient education continues during the entire process including preparing for, the evening after, as well as the days to week following your procedure.

Procedures are usually performed using twilight anesthesia provided by dedicated anesthesia professionals at Facial Cosmetic Surgery Associates, which is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Please enjoy learning about the procedures we offer and we look forward to meeting you.

Face Surgery Basics

Men and women alike should start by asking themselves, “What are my expectations of cosmetic surgery?” At Facial Cosmetic Surgery Associates we know that assessing your own candidacy for surgery is a worthwhile investment for all involved. Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure requiring you to be of sound physical and mental health. If there is any question, we may ask your personal physician to help us prepare you for surgery.

Certainly not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. In some cases, patients have very unrealistic expectations of what cosmetic surgery can actually do for them. During your consultation your desires will be assessed as well as your physical attributes to determine an accurate level of expectations. You have already given yourself a head start on this important process by conducting your own self-evaluation at the beginning stages of interest.

The objective here is to discover whether or not your expectations of cosmetic surgery are realistic, uncover any warning signs that indicate your expectations may be too high.

Your perceptions regarding the outcome of your surgery often determine overall satisfaction. Therefore, setting realistic expectations and understanding our perceptions and motives will help ensure that you are pleased with the results.

There is a saying that minor surgery is only minor when it is someone else’s. By no means is most cosmetic surgery considered minor. Many of the procedures are considered major surgery and with that comes a patient’s natural fears, anxieties and concerns.

It is perfectly natural to be thinking of questions such as: What will I look like when it’s over? Will I be sorry? Just how much will this hurt? Suppose there are complications?
At Facial Cosmetic Surgery Associates we believe that the best way to assist patients and prepare them to handle these natural fears and concerns is with timely information and answers to all their questions. We provide our patients with facts and statistics, as well as easy-to-understand non-medical jargon resources such as this website.

You are viewing a valuable resource guide that can be utilized in many ways for your specific individual needs and personal desires. It’s easy to reference format allows this website to be used time and time again and to be shared with others contemplating the same goals through cosmetic surgery.

“Your nose looks okay to me,” was the unfortunate reaction received by one patient from a friend when the woman confided she was considering having nose surgery (rhinoplasty) performed. She decided to proceed with surgery because it is something she had always wanted for herself.

Most often patients with support from family and friends experience a quicker and easier recovery time. As a cosmetic surgery patient, you will find emotional support from others helpful.

Body image and self concept play a major role in better understanding a person’s motivation to have cosmetic surgery. Your self perception is made up of thoughts, attitudes, emotions and general concepts about your body.

Your image begins to emerge in infancy and continues to develop throughout your lifetime. Your self image is influenced and shaped by the reactions of others, your individual experiences and the particular culture in which you were raised.

Dissatisfaction with various aspects of your physical appearance does not constitute a poor self-image or self-concept by any means. Most people experience some degree of dissatisfaction with how they look at some point in their lives. This is most often the underlying motivation for investigating cosmetic surgery.

The key is maintaining a healthy outlook about who you really are inside and what makes you a unique individual. A person with a positive outlook, and the desire to improve their appearance, is more likely to have a positive cosmetic surgery experience and a quicker recovery.

At Facial Cosmetic Surgery Associates we believe that the process of making a truly informed decision about cosmetic surgery starts before you make an appointment for a consultation.

The process begins by asking these questions:

  • Can you describe what features you are dissatisfied with and why?
  • What goals are you trying to achieve with cosmetic surgery?
  • Do you have enough time to devote to an adequate recuperation period following surgery?
  • Will you have dependable support in place following your surgery?

Minor procedures can be done using a simple local anesthesia. More extensive procedures require ‘twilight’ anesthesia – medication given intravenously in addition to the local anesthesia.

All of our procedures are safely performed at our accredited state-of-the-art surgery center. Cosmetic surgeries are outpatient procedures. Therefore, a hospital stay is not necessary.

Yes. For any procedure requiring twilight anesthesia or an oral sedative you will need to arrange for a ride home. Our staff will gladly advise you on which of these procedures require transportation.

Great experience from whole staff to Dr. Kaniff!!! I will be going back again for all my cosmetic procedures!!!

L. M.

He is always so calm and reassuring. Although I was always nervous before a procedure, he kept me calm too.

R. L.

Completely superb, start to finish. Dr. Kaniff sets a new standard of true excellence. Office/clinical staff are outstanding, as well.

V. C.