Facial Plastic Surgery San Antonio
Dr. Jose Barrera, MD, FACS | San Antonio Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon San Antonio?
Facial Plastic Surgery San Antonio is practiced by many professionals. With so many professionals practicing in the field of facial aesthetics, it is important for you to make an informed decision when considering an elective procedure. It is important to seek out a board certified specialist with expertise in the face. Dr. Jose Barrera, MD is a facial plastic surgeon and Otolaryngologist with nine years of medical education (pre-med and medicine) and seven years of sub-specialty training in the head and neck, focusing on facial aesthetics and reconstruction. He is both dual fellowship trained at Stanford University and triple board certified. Dr. Barrera serves as a Fellowship Director with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Electing to undergo a facial plastic procedure is a highly personal decision and you should take the time to find the right surgeon.
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD, is triple board certified having earned certification in Otolaryngology and in the subspecialty of Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Otolaryngology as well as in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He graduated from the USAFA with Distinction with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. He completed medical school training and a cancer research fellowship at the University of Colorado (CU). Dr. Barrera completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at CU. After practicing in Tokyo, Japan for three years as an Otolaryngologist, he attended Stanford University whereby he completed two fellowships in sleep and maxillofacial surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Barrera is internationally renowned for his work on facial skeletal aesthetics and restoration, and also specializes in rhinoplasty and facelifts. He has authored over 70 publications and has edited a major book on facial reconstruction and trauma. His hope is for patients to feel rested and look refreshed.
Meet one of our patients, Claudia.
Claudia is one of our patients who desired to feel rested and look refreshed with Facial Plastic Surgery San Antonio. As part of a life makeover, she began to exercise and watch her diet to feel rested. She then wanted to look refreshed. This time lapsed video shows the recovery stages for combination facial plastic surgery San Antonio of my patient Claudia before surgery and follows her recovery through 4 months of healing. Claudia wanted to remove the signs of aging from her face. She underwent a facelift (rhytidectomy), Browlift (Forehead lift) , Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), and CO2 laser resurfacing of her face.
Watch Claudia’s Facelift Rejuvenation
When do you need a Facial Plastic Surgeon San Antonio?
Patients seeing a facial plastic surgeon may seek rejuvenation, restoration, or reconstruction of facial concerns. Many choose to change the signs of premature aging or the shape and size of a facial feature that has bothered them for years. Others have functional abnormalities like difficulty breathing or obstruction in the nose or airway. There are patients seeking reconstruction for birth disfigurements such as birthmarks, cleft lips, or congenital facial abnormalities. Others been involved in motor vehicle accidents or another traumatic event which has caused burns, scars or disfigurement. Dr. Barrera will use his training as a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with additional specialty training in maxillofacial and airway abnormatlities and his extensive experience to evaluate and treat your condition.
How to choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon?
The patient and surgeon relationship is paramount to a successful outcome. The consultation provides the patient the opportunity to discuss concerns and the surgeon the time to discuss the desired procedure. Before your appointment it is advisable to write down your questions:
– Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
– What is facial plastic surgery recovery time?
– What are the facial plastic surgery risks and alternatives?
– How long does a facial operation take?
– What is the plastic surgery cost of the procedure?
During the consultation, we will show you photos demonstrating patient outcomes and give you a chance to get to know Dr. Barrera. You can view our gallery video at Facial Plastic Surgery Video Before and After.