What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?
A Facial Plastic Surgeon is a licensed physician that, following medical school, has completed a residency in either Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery or Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, followed by certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). The certification process includes completion of an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) accredited fellowship, passing a rigorous written and oral board exam, and demonstration of clinical practice consistent with the standards of the ABFPRS.
Dr. Pero completed a fellowship with Dean M. Toriumi, MD, a world-renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon with the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, an institution with a long history of excellence in Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery. His special interests include primary and revision rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping), nasal reconstruction after skin cancer removal, and aging face surgery (e.g., facelifting, eyelid surgery, browlifting, chin augmentation, etc.).
Dr. Pero is one of only a handful of Facial Plastic Surgeons comfortable with the use of rib grafting for revision rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction.
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