Q: What is your philosophy regarding your approach to rhinoplasty?
A: Because I am double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery I spend a great deal of my practice on primary and revision rhinoplasty surgery. I do not create the same nose for everyone; there’s no such thing as a Dr. Schoenfeld nose.
Noses tend to be noticed when they have been surgically overdone. I tell my patients that although a nose can be attractive, it should blend in and be a silent facial feature, letting your eyes, mouth, chin and cheeks be the defining characteristics.
With every patient, I use computer imaging to create realistic images and discuss the changes that the patient would like to see. I listen carefully to patients with strong preferences about the outcome they’d like, but I render my opinion so that the nose the patient receives is one that functions and will look good for years to come.
Q: Is your face lift procedure different from most others?
A: I tend to favor the deep plane face lift procedure. It requires thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, but the results are more natural and long lasting. The term “mini” or “short incision” face lift does not have anything to do with the deep plane I operate in. Those are simply terms to describe the length of the incision that the surgeon chooses. The deep plane procedure can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery is achieved in under two weeks and the results last about 10 years.
Dr. Schoenfeld has been named a top doctor in Washingtonian magazine, Castle Connolly and Bethesda Magazine. An examiner for the Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, he has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures such as Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers and laser treatments for the skin and for fat reduction.