Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Verne Weisberg Advises Parents Plan Now for Teen’s Cosmetic Procedure.

Portland, ME, March 25, 2015: Owner and Founder of The Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Verne Weisberg posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Now is The Time to Schedule Summer Cosmetic Procedures for High School and College Students.”

Weisberg gets right to the point asking, “Is your high school or college student considering a procedure such as rhinoplasty or otoplasty?” He advises, “Plan to interview surgeons and schedule consultations as soon as possible. Their summer surgical schedules fill up quickly.” Thinking of the patients, he adds, “Also, scheduling the surgical procedures early in the summer months affords ample recovery time and gives students time to join in and enjoy some summer fun. Heading back to school in the fall will be exciting for your teen armed with a new sense of confidence afforded by a subtle change in their looks.”

Pointing out the recovery times for both, otoplasty and rhinoplasty, Weisberg gives integral information for those wanting to block out a time frame for a procedure. “Otoplasty”, says Weisberg, “requires a relatively short recovery period. There are no stitches after the surgery and the only requirement is that the patient is required to wear a headband at night for a week or two to prevent any pulling or folding of the ears.” He adds, “Taking precautions is also advisable when at the beach or the pool and when playing sports.”

Rhinoplasty is a bit more complicated. As Weisberg points out, “With Rhinoplasty surgery, the recovery times vary depending on what type of surgery is required. If the bones in the nose must be modified, the recovery time could be a little longer. In most cases a week after surgery the splint will be removed and besides a little swelling most people will not be aware that anything has been done to the nose.”

Weisberg asks parents to “Remember, teens must be 16 years old minimum for rhinoplasty surgery, while the minimum age for otoplasty is 8 years of age.” And, without a doubt he says, “Selecting the right surgeon to perform your child’s surgery is of utmost importance.”

The entire blog can be found at:

About Dr. Weisberg

Dr. Verne Weisberg is board certified with two surgical specialties. His first board certification is in otolaryngology (ENT), after three years of training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Weisberg was then privileged to complete his plastic surgical residency at Yale University, after which he was invited to join the faculty. While a resident at Yale, Dr. Weisberg spent several months at New York University Medical Center and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital where he studied aesthetic surgery. In 1987, Dr. Weisberg was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) by Yale University, where he taught the general surgery and plastic surgery residents. During that time, he developed a love for clinical practice and cosmetic surgery, especially after having developed the first university-based aesthetic surgery practice on his own.

For more than 26 years, Dr. Weisberg has developed the premier Aesthetic Surgical Practice in northern New England. As a double-boarded surgeon, he is uniquely trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery with a special interest in rhinoplasty, both primary and revisional, as well as face-lifting. Dr. Weisberg enjoys performing the full variety of aesthetic plastic surgery, especially body contouring after weight loss as well as breast augmentation and lifting. Dr. Weisberg has been a pioneer in limited incisional surgery

for reducing breasts, and has introduced cutting edge procedures and has written many articles on advanced techniques in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.

About The Plastic Surgery Center

The Plastic Surgery Center is a certified surgical facility, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.) where we offer you a comfortable and relaxed setting with state-of-the-art technology in cosmetic surgery

We have a highly experienced and professional staff who will help make your time with us a positive experience from the initial consult with Dr. Weisberg and our Patient Care Coordinator, to surgery and then after care. We believe that each person is an individual with unique needs. To meet those needs we are committed to providing and maintaining unparalleled standards of care, excellence, quality, and above all, compassion. Our goal is to help people feel good about themselves by bringing out the beauty that’s been there all along.


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