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We found 5 facial plastic surgeons who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Austin, TX.

Dr. James M Hicks, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Hicks specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Austin, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hicks at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks's training includes residency programs at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Naval Hospital Oakland, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Riley Austin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 310; Wyoming Springs Medical Center
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Austin is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Austin studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Russell Deane Briggs, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2765 Bee Caves Road; Suite 205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Russell Briggs is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Westlake Hills, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Briggs is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Edward Dean Buckingham, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2745 Bee Caves Road; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Edward Buckingham is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Buckingham trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Buckingham is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Anthony R Bittar, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Bittar is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bittar is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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What is Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgeons are physicians who provide surgical or medical treatment to change the appearance of the face, head, or neck. We communicate a great deal through tiny, natural movements of the face, so the work of a facial plastic surgeon requires an unusually high level of skill.

Facial plastic surgeons provide a number of treatment options, such as:
  • Cosmetic surgery, intended to enhance the appearance. These procedures are usually considered elective, although they can be psychologically very important to patients. Cosmetic procedures seek to increase physical beauty, and can include facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs.
  • Reconstructive surgery, to correct the appearance. Often these procedures are considered medically necessary and treat patients who are experiencing negative effects due to an aspect of their appearance. Procedures that can be considered reconstructive may include the removal of birthmarks and scars, repairs after serious accidents, and the correction of problems such as cleft palate.
  • Medical treatments that do not involve surgery. This category of procedures includes Botox, wrinkle treatments, injectable fillers, or medical skin products.

Facial plastic surgeons may have trained as plastic surgeons first, but most physicians who specialize in facial plastic surgery actually begin as otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat doctors. A large part of the training that all otolaryngologists receive in medical school involves surgery on the face, and facial plastic surgery is considered the largest subspecialty of otolaryngology.

The field of facial plastic surgery is changing rapidly, with new advances in the past few years, such as laser therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgery. Facial plastic surgeons are able to use this knowledge to help you feel confident about the face you present to the world.