Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon | Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

4/5(25)
1218 13th Ave Se Decatur AL, 35601
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4/5

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Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS, is a top facial plastic surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at his private practice, Light Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, in Decatur, AL. He additionally serves at Decatur Ent Associates in Decatur, Alabama. With twenty years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, he specializes in facial surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, ultherapy, botox, and more to help patients achieve their goals. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Director of the University Aesthetic Center at the University of Florida. Over the years, he has performed hundreds of advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries and trained other plastic surgeons. A published author, Dr. Light has lectured across the country on rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation in addition to being recognized for his clinical expertise.

Education and Training

University of Illinois College of Medicine 1994

Board Certification

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology

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Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS's Expert Contributions
  • Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS - What Is Facial Plastic Surgery?

    What Is Facial Plastic Surgery?Facial plastic surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on oral maxillary surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery. It is devoted to both reconstructive and cosmetic enhancements. The procedures that facial plastic surgeons perform include facelifts,...

Treatments

  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Skin Cancer
  • Birth Defects
  • Broken Nose
  • Tonsillitis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (osa)

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association  
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology  
  • Alabama Medical Society  
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama  
  • American Head and Neck Society  
  • Morgan County Medical Society  

Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS's Practice location

Light Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

1218 13th Ave Se -
Decatur, AL 35601
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Dr. Benjamin W. Light, MD, FACS has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 25 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Plastic Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin W. Light, who serves patients in Decatur, Alabama.

Dr. Light is a renowned facial plastic surgeon who takes the time to develop a relationship with each patient that enters his office – Light Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, in Decatur, Alabama. He offers facial surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, ultherapy, botox, and more to help patients achieve their goals.

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he is the only board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon between the Birmingham and Nashville areas. With years of experience in his field, he can also be found on staff at Decatur Ent Associates. 

A 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Light went on to complete his head and neck surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2000. He then returned to his alma mater in Chicago to complete a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with the renowned Dr. Dean Toriumi.

Prior to opening his facial plastic surgery practice and joining Decatur Ent Associates, Dr. Light served at the University of Florida as Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and as Director of the University Aesthetic Center. In his capacities at the University of Florida, he performed hundreds of advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as trained other plastic surgeons.  

To obtain dual board certification, the skilled doctor completed a rigorous examination process, including peer review. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he maintains membership status with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American Head and Neck Society, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Medical Society, and the Morgan County Medical Society.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done. 

Recognized for his clinical expertise, Dr. Light is a published author and has lectured across the country on rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation.

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