Since 2021, when the public began resuming in-person events, business meetings, and social gatherings, there has been an increased demand for frontoplasty procedures. Dr. Harvey Cole’s new awareness campaign explains the procedure, potential outcomes, and potential risks.
More information about Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole and frontoplasty procedures can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-harvey-chip-cole-iii-md-facs-5a86649a
While many medical procedures are relatively straightforward, with a pre-determined best practice and proven method, Dr. Cole’s new awareness campaign explains that frontoplasty is often more complicated. There are a wide range of techniques and procedures that provide differing results, and each patient requires a highly individualized approach.
Dr. Cole has created the new campaign based on over 33 years of experience in the field, after completing more than 33,000 operations. As well as being a practicing surgeon, he has also spent time as an instructor, both nationally and internationally, and has become known as “The Eye Guy,” for his skills as an oculoplastic and surgeon.
The awareness campaign details the potential risks of frontoplasty procedures, while also explaining that they are very rare when the procedure is performed by a surgeon trained in the proper techniques. Several of the potential complications are the same as in any similar procedure, such as bleeding, scarring, or infection, while other risks are unique to frontoplasty.
In rare cases, the campaign explains that the procedure can cause damage to the nerves responsible for controlling forehead and eyebrow movements. If an incision is made along the patient’s hairline, there is also a risk of hair loss in the affected area.
While complications in frontoplasty procedures are rare, they can have life-altering outcomes for some patients. The new awareness campaign focuses on helping patients to minimize their risks by selecting qualified and experienced surgeons, communicating each patient’s needs so they can choose the proper techniques, and using rigorous pre-screening to determine each patient’s individual risk factors.
According to a recent survey conducted by the AAFPRS, the number one concern among most patients is finding the right surgeon for their procedure, and effective communication between patients and their doctor is a key factor in producing a successful outcome.
More information about the frontoplasty awareness campaign and Dr. Cole can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-harvey-chip-cole-iii-md-facs-5a86649a
Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole III, MD, FACS, Quadruple Board Certified Surgeon
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
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