T. William Evans, DDS, MD, FACS
Facial Aesthetic Surgery, LLC, Columbus, OH

Dr. Evans received his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (Summa Cum Laude). After dental school, Dr. Evans entered the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at The Ohio State University Hospital. Concurrent with this residency he received a master's degree (M.Sc.) in Anatomy (head and neck). Dr. Evans received his from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Evans entered a medical residency at Grant Medical Center. During this time, he recognized a nationwide need for quality full-time medical care in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. Dr. Evans founded Emergency Medical Associates, Inc. (E.M.A.I.), one of the first organized private emergency physician groups in the United States. Dr. Evans was President of E.M.A.I. for 25 years and actively practiced Emergency Medicine concurrent with his surgery practice for 10 years. He lectured internationally about Emergency Medicine, particularly regarding the management of traumatic shock. He was instrumental in the formation of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Evans founded Urgent Medical Care, Inc. (U.M.C.I.) in 1974. In 1975, he began what may have been the first urgent medical care center in the United States in Westerville, Ohio. Dr. Evans has developed or modified many facial surgical techniques that are used by surgeons worldwide. He was the first surgeon in the United States to perform the bilateral sagittal osteotomy of the mandible and arguably the first to perform a total maxillary osteotomy to shorten the long face. Dr. Evans is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (Facial). He is a member of many professional societies including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Take Home Message

The goal of facial aesthetic surgery is to achieve balance and harmony of the brow, face, and neck by surgical improvement and rejuvenation. The result should appear natural (nonsurgical) and remain stable for over 10 years. This is easily accomplished in the upper third of the face (forehead and eyebrows) but only occasionally obtained in the lower two-thirds (face and neck). The multiple surgical techniques for improvement and rejuvenation of the lower two-thirds of the face evidence the difficulty in achieving these goals in a simple, safe and effective fashion.