A large part of achieving good health requires both feeling good and looking good. Confidence in one’s appearance is not a luxury. It is an integral part of one’s self-confidence. Whether you have lived with a particular aesthetic facial challenge for your entire life or just a short time, our doctors and staff can help.
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Yellin is intimately familiar with the anatomy, aesthetics and function of the facial structures. This knowledge, combined with more than two decades of surgical experience, enables Dr. Yellin to artistically reconstruct both congenital and acquired facial deformities to help re-establish your confidence and sense of normalcy.
We invite you to explore our website to learn about the wide variety of reconstructive facial surgery procedures we provide. As a start, one of the most important procedures we can offer is helping you learn how to look and feel whole again.
A consultation: The next step
After a personalized consultation with Dr. Yellin and/or one of our skin care and camouflage make-up specialists, we will recommend the best combination of treatments and procedures to address all of your facial issues.
It is important to honestly and openly discuss all of your medical conditions with Dr. Yellin before undergoing surgery. Your overall health and safety are our primary concerns.
Preparing for your procedure(s)
An underlying chronic medical conditions, such as anemia, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, diabetes or depression, do not exclude reconstructive surgery; however, such conditions must be well controlled to optimize your healing. Likewise, if you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin, Plavix or Aspirin, please inform Dr. Yellin so he can best determine how to manage these medications during the peri-operative period. During your consultation, he will also help you set realistic surgical expectations. Cigarette smokers are encouraged to reduce or quit smoking prior to surgery. Smokers have a greater chance of having problems healing, regardless of the surgical procedure performed.
Regardless of health, anyone aged 50 or older is required to undergo a thorough physical examination and be medically cleared prior to any surgical procedure performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.