How To Find The Best Facelift Surgeon
Facelift is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of a person's face by making him or her look younger. Facelift surgeons are expected to provide natural, safe and high quality results. Since there is a great variety of plastic surgeons, finding one who is an expert in performing facelifts is a must. Choose a qualified facelift surgeon with right credentials and board certifications. Our doctor warns about picking a facelift surgeon based on the price he/she offers, as this is a delicate procedure that is done on a very visible & critical part of your body – the face. The difference in quality between surgeons will be apparent once you see the surgery's results.
For a successful facelift procedure, the surgeon should use the best, most up-to-date techniques. A conventional facelift is usually performed by creating a large incision behind the ears and temples. Then the skin is pulled and lifted back from the face. The area is then tightened by the doctor after accessing the underlying muscles and tissue. New techniques of facelift surgery eliminate lengthy incisions and the doctor will make many smaller incisions, which will usually heal quickly and are less invasive.
You should take some time to research online and check the reputation of the facelift surgeon you are considering before choosing the one for your surgery. One of the major factors you have to check is whether the plastic surgeon you have selected has a minimum of six years surgical training as well as substantial experience in facelifts. Facelift surgery is performed by doing incisions on delicate areas which require excellent surgical skill and experience. Another important factor is the board certification, but to know whether the doctor is certified or not is very difficult. For this, you have to open yellow pages or scan through the newspaper advertisements where you can find a variety of plastic surgeons with board certifications and society memberships.
You should understand the requirements of certifying boards because every certifying board requires different kind of experience and surgical training. From this, you can understand that not all certified doctors are trained skillfully for certain kind of facelift procedures. You cannot expect successful result of the facelift surgery even if the doctor has a board-certification or membership in the society. But certain board certification assures the required experience and surgical training, for example, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. So the patients can trust the doctors who are certified by such boards. It is very critical to know about the educational qualifications, certifications, experience and training of the doctor to make a good choice.
The demand of facelift surgeons is increasing because of the increasing number of cosmetic surgeries. Most of the facelift surgeons are offering before and after surgery photos for references on the websites of the doctors. These photos will help you to verify their surgical skill before making an appointment. When the doctor has great number of references then it shows the popularity of the doctor. Another method to find best facelift surgeon is to refer the videos of real clients. It is always better to ask the recommendations of people you know personally and also can use internet as a valid source of information.
It requires some time to select the best doctor within your budget. You have to select one that offers safety, positive results and within you budget. Facelift surgery can be done by best aesthetic surgeon who has agility and experience. Our doctor offers experience, skill, qualification, certification, safety and a great price to his patients. The techniques used by our surgeon are all well advanced.
FAQs on Facelift Surgery
Am I a candidate for facelift surgery?
The ideal candidate for facelift surgery is someone suffering from sagging skin around the face and jaws, or looking to rejuvenate an aging face.
What are requirements for a facelift consultation?
Both the surgeon and patient can ask questions of each other to accomplish the goals of the patient. Tell the surgeon why you require a facelift. The surgeon will explain the procedure in detail to help you achieve your goal. The surgeon will discuss the details with patients such as anesthesia used, risks involved, time required for the surgery and fees.
Name the various techniques of facelift surgery?
The different techniques of facelift surgery are temporal lift, mini-facelift and mid-facelift. Temporal lift is used to remove wrinkles from the face. Adjustment of facial muscles is done by deep facelift that is used to tighten the face, cheeks and jowls.
What are the after-effects of the surgery?
After the facelift surgery, your face will become swollen, tender, bruised and sore for some days. Cover the area where the surgery is performed using a fluffy bandage. After a matter of days, the bandage will be replaced by an elastic wrap. After three days, the swelling may worsen, although it usually disappears within a few weeks.
Is it possible to have scarring after the surgery?
As with any form of invasive surgery, scarring is a possibility. However, the scars that arise due to facelift surgery are concealed in the hairline, folds under the ears or below the jaw line, thus minimizing visibility. Our doctor uses new techniques so that the scars that occur due to the surgery are inconspicuous.
When are the surgical staples or sutures removed?
The sutures are generally removed on the fifth day and the surgical staples used in the scalp will be taken after 7-10 days. The removal of stitches or surgical staples is not a painful process, but if necessary our doctor will administer an anesthetic.
What is the recovery time for this procedure?
The recovery time depends on the extensiveness of your facelift procedure and also the level of activity required in your job. You may take 7-10 days for recovery, even though you have to hide the bruises using cosmetics. Most of your day-to-day activities can be resumed after three weeks of the surgery. Our doctor will use facial bandages and he also recommends the patients do not partake in exercise for at least two to three weeks. He also advises that patients apply SPF sunscreen lotion for a minimum of six months.
How soon can I see the results of the surgery?
The muscle underneath your facial skin will become firmer within a few weeks after the surgery. However, optimal results may not appear for a few months.
How long can I enjoy the benefits of facelift?
The benefits of your facelift surgery will last for about 10 years. You may require another facelift surgery depending on the age of the patient.
What are the risks associated with the facelift surgery?
Our doctor reduces the risks of the surgery by using new technologies and following the safety norms. He ensures that every patient is treated in a sterile and safe environment. Our doctor also has enough experience, professionalism, skill and qualifications to normally reach the expectations of the client. Some of the serious complications that may occur are slow healing, hematoma, facial weakness, infection, nerve damage, blistering, bleeding, discoloration, abnormal facial contour and anesthesia reaction. If you smoke, then it is advised you stop smoking to avoid risks.