Dr. William E. Silver – In the News
Atlanta Medicine – Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta
Dr. William E. Silver was featured in the 2015 Atlanta Medicine Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta along with cosmetic surgeons Dr. Alexander Gross and Dr. Bernadette Wang Asraf. The feature article was on cosmetic surgery and its growing popularity over the last 15 years.
In the article, Dr. Silver talks about how affordability and fast recovery time have driven the increase in cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Excerpts from the magazine:
Whether it’s for a better appearance or to correct a functional problem, the number of people seeking rhinoplasty is on the rise, according to William E. Silver, M.D., a triple board certified plastic surgeon with the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery.
“The cosmetic aspect of rhinoplasty has increased for several reasons. For example, we now have outpatient surgery centers that offer this type of surgery, which means that hospitalization is no longer required; therefore, the cost has dramatically decreased,” Dr. Silver says. “Additionally, patients can undergo relatively complicated procedures as outpatients at these centers, with improved anesthesia management and faster recovery time. There has also been an increase in the number of people of various ethnic origins who desire surgery to create a different or softer appearance.”
With respect to functional nasal surgery, Dr. Silver says that more and more patients are realizing that they can achieve two goals at one time.
“They can undergo functional and cosmetic procedures in just one surgery,” he says. “I believe this option has contributed to the increase in people seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty.”
Dr. Silver adds that advances in technology and non-surgical treatments and techniques have improved rhinoplasty procedures.
“We now have instrumentation that makes it relatively easy to do suturing inside the nose. There is no longer a need for all the nasal packing that we used to do in order to hold nasal structures in place,” he says. “Another advance is the use of computer imaging, which has helped tremendously as a communications tool. We can use the technology to define and compare the patient’s desires with the surgeon’s goals so that they are ultimately matched.”
Dr. Silver has been in practice for over 40 years and has performed thousands of aesthetic facial surgeries throughout his career. See before and after photos of his work, here. Dr. Silver serves patients from Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell, Johns Creek, Marietta and beyond.