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We found 3 facial plastic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Carlos Ramon Ayala, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 E Dove Avenue; Suite F and G
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ayala is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Family Medicine, Otolaryngology
901 E. Vermont; Suite C
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Pedro Montano-Martinez is an allergist, facial plastic surgeon, and family medicine practitioner. Dr. Montano-Martinez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Montano-Martinez graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Montano-Martinez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Joseph Howard Hemer, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 South Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Joseph Hemer's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in McAllen, TX. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hemer 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.