When considering a facelift procedure, you may picture unnaturally taut faces and immovable foreheads. But a facelift is about making subtle changes to the face so you can look refreshed and rejuvenated. The difference between the two outcomes—a wind-tunnel look versus a naturally vibrant appearance—is due to the skill and training of your facial plastic surgeon.
Whether you’re considering a facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid lift, or brow lift, picking a plastic surgeon for your procedure is a key step in your journey to a fresh and youthful face. Wondering how to choose a facial plastic surgeon with the skills and experience you need? Here are some steps to take:
Review Before & After Photos
A good way to see if your plastic surgeon is a good fit for you is to look at their past work. If you have narrowed it down to a few surgeons, compare their results to see which ones appeal to you personally. You should pay specific attention to patients with a similar facial structure to yours and similar concerns such as drooping around the eyes or neck.
At our plastic surgery practice, we carefully listen to your concerns and questions to ensure the best results possible. Take a look at some excellent facelift results we have achieved in this before-and-after gallery.
Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
When a plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery it means they have experience, skill, and rigorous training. Facial procedures such as facelift surgery and rhinoplasty require technique and skill to achieve the subtle changes most people want.
An experienced plastic surgeon can also advise you on which procedures you can combine, such as a facelift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons outlines some reasons you should choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your cosmetic procedure.
Pay Attention to the Surgeon’s Team
As you carefully research your plastic surgeon, you should also pay attention to the surgery team, support staff, and operating facility. Questions you can ask yourself about the plastic surgeon are:
- Do I feel comfortable asking this surgeon questions?
- Do I trust the surgeon’s recommendations?
- Do I feel comfortable disclosing my full medical history and background?
Evaluating the support staff can start with your very first visit to the surgery practice. You should make note of how you are greeted, the atmosphere in the office, and how the team interacts with the plastic surgeon. Additionally, you should check if the surgery center is on-site and AAAASF accredited and whether quality post-operative care is available.
As with any other cosmetic surgery, choosing a plastic surgeon for a facial surgery procedure will require a lot of research, reviewing before-and-after photos, and evaluating the surgery practice. At Plastic Surgery Center of the South, our surgeons aim to make you comfortable during your journey and welcome any questions you have about your procedure. To learn more about facial plastic surgery, request a consultation or call us at (770) 421-1242 to schedule an appointment.