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Q:  What does the doctor specialize in?

A:  Dr Ferguson has always been fascinated with the complex anatomy of the face and neck. Patients from all over the world have come to him for treatment of their neck. He developed a type of facelift, the Rapidlift, which dramatically decreases recovery time. As the first surgeon to perform SmartLipo in the United States, Dr. Ferguson has trained over 100 physicians and become one of the most experienced laserlipolysis providers in the world. Many of the techniques and equipment used were designed by him. Dr. Ferguson's favorite procedure, however, is rhinoplasty, especially complex, previously operated-on noses for which he has earned an international reputation for dealing with this difficult problem.

Q:  Does Dr Ferguson work on Asian eyelids?

A:  Dr. Ferguson has extensive experience was Asian eyelid surgery due to the relatively large Asian-American population of Texas and the Gulf coast coupled with the few trained surgeons available in the area to address these unique patients.

Q:  How long before I can go back to work (looking normal) after a facelift?

A:  This really depends on the type of facelift performed which is determined by the amount of rejuvenation necessary. For a simple RapidLift, patients may be back to normal in 24-48hrs. More extensive lifts or those combined with other procedures may take up to a week. On rare occasions bruising can last 2 weeks. We have special makeup designed to cover this up. Giving you the best results with limited down-time is extremely important to us. We provide each patient with dietary and exercise instructs that can cut the recovery time in half.

Q:  Is Dr. Ferguson board certified?

A:  Yes, Dr. Ferguson is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. Also, he has achieved fellow status from both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons.

Q:  How long has Dr. Ferguson been in practice?

A:  Dr. Ferguson completed his formal training at The University of South Florida in June of 2003. He has been in private practice since that time.

Q:  Where is surgery performed?

A:  We have an accredited surgical center in our clinic with two surgical suites overlooking Honolulu Harbor.

Q:  When can I return to work following smart-lipo?

A:  Patients are usually able to return to work the following day. Dr. Ferguson encourages patients to resume their normal exercise routine the day after the procedure.

Q:   Where is Dr. Ferguson from?

A:   John was born and raised in Dallas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. Medical school followed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He chose an Otolaryngology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampo to study facial plastics & reconstructive surgery under Ed and Richard Farrior. In 2003 he moved to Dothan, Alabama and soon started The FACE Clinic. In May 2009, John took over the Flowers Clinic dubbing it The Ferguson Clinic.  




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