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6 Tips for Choosing Your Facelift Surgeon5 min read

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It’s time for your facelift! You’ve been putting it off for years, but now you’re feeling that nagging pressure to regain your youthful look. But where do you go? How do you know if the plastic surgeon is any good? What are the risks, and how can they be minimized with the plastic surgeon’s help? What about the safety of the procedure? Will you be guaranteed great results? In our experience, these are some of the questions people ask themselves when considering facelift surgery.

There are a lot of important decisions to make in life, and choosing your plastic surgeon for your facelift is one of them. After all, your plastic surgeon is responsible for giving you the face you’ve always wanted. So how do you make sure you’re picking the right one?

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the face by tightening the skin and underlying tissue. It can also be combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery, for superior results.

The best candidates for a facelift are patients with loose, saggy skin on their face and neck but still have some skin elasticity. This means that the skin will be able to bounce back after being pulled tight during the surgery. People who have lost significant weight or have very thin skin may not be good candidates for this type of surgery.

How to Choose Your Facelift Surgeon

When looking for a facelift surgeon, it’s vital to do your research. Here are some things to keep in mind:

#1: Board Certification

Ensure that your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This certification ensures that your surgeon has completed the necessary training and education to perform facelift surgery. This board certification also means that your surgeon is up to date on the latest techniques and standards.

#2: Training and Experience

In addition to being board-certified, you’ll want to make sure that your surgeon has extensive training and experience in performing facelift surgery. You should also ask how many facelift surgeries they’ve performed and how long they’ve been performing them. The more experience a surgeon has, the better equipped they are to deal with any complications that may arise during surgery.

#3: Patient Satisfaction

One of the best ways to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to look at their before-and-after photos. This will give you an idea of the aesthetic results you can expect from surgery.

It would help if you also asked for references from past patients. Make sure to talk to them about their experience with the surgeon.

Improving the appearance of the jawline is possible with a mini-facelift by tightening the skin and providing more support to the underlying structures. This can give you a more defined and masculine appearance.

#4: Safety

When considering any type of surgery, safety must be a top priority. Ask your surgeon about their infection control protocols and how they handle complications during surgery. It is also important to know if the plastic surgeon has accreditation from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to ensure that the surgical facility meets the national standards.

#5: Your Consultation

Your consultation with the surgeon is the best chance to answer your questions and discuss your goals for surgery. The surgeon will examine your aesthetics to see if you’re a good candidate for a facelift.

During your consultation, make sure to ask about the surgeon’s experience, training, and board certification. You should also ask about the safety protocols in their facility, infection control measures, and their overall credentials as plastic surgeons.

Once you’ve asked all of your questions, you should feel comfortable with the surgeon and have a good understanding of their qualifications.

#6: Financing

Facelift surgery is a significant investment, so you’ll need to make sure you can afford it. Ask your surgeon about their payment options and whether they offer financing or coverage from insurance partners.

Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon for Your Facelift Surgery!

Dr. Phillip Chang of Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center possesses all of the qualities you should look for when choosing a facelift surgeon. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and has extensive training and experience performing facelift surgeries. He also has an excellent track record with his patients, evidenced by his before-and-after photos and reviews. To learn more about his wide range of credentials, visit his profile page on the Aesthetica website.

Contact Dr. Phillip Chang to schedule a consultation if you’re considering a facelift! During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions, help you understand the procedure, and gauge your facelift expectations. He will also give you an idea of the costs involved to help you decide whether or not a facelift is right for you.

Don’t wait any longer to get the face you’ve always wanted! Contact Dr. Phillip Chang today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Also, we invite you to check out our blog for more information on cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery trends!

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