Choosing to undergo a facelift is a big decision. It should be made when you feel it is time to refresh and rejuvenate your facial appearance. With so many Hollywood stars and celebrities being walking examples of bad or poor facelifts, it is important that you choose your facial plastic or cosmetic surgeon with care so he/she can recommend options that give you a youthful and natural look.
What do you want from your facelift? Hopefully you are not looking for a plastic, pulled appearance. People around you should say that you look younger, more refreshed, yet still like yourself. The good news is if you choose your facial plastic surgeon with care, this is one problem you will not have to face. Evidence of surgery should be difficult to find by the casual observer.
Guidelines for Getting a Fabulous Face Lift
Choosing the Right Surgeon: Dr. Nease, a triple-board certified surgeon of Southern Surgical Arts, is known for his skill at creating a very natural-looking facelift. He is known for his experience, education and training to help give you significant overall facial rejuvenation. Your outcome of facial rejuvenation surgery is highly dependent on the skill, experience and artistry of your cosmetic surgeon. Look at a surgeon’s before and after gallery to see examples of his results and ask for references from existing patients.
Comparing Cosmetic Surgeons: To compare the skills and experience of a facial plastic surgeon and make an informed choice, you should find out how many face lifts, for example, he performs on an annual basis. Did you know that only 10 percent of certified cosmetic/plastic surgeons are 100 percent dedicated to cosmetic surgery? Again, take time to check out different cosmetic surgeons’ websites to see before and after pictures of patients who have had facial rejuvenation procedures.
Quality Facelift Surgery: Just like you would not compromise on quality health care when it is a matter of life and death, you should never settle for a surgeon who is not experienced at performing a facelift. You should be looking for a surgeon who can offer you exceptional results and care. If this means spending money to achieve the results you desire, it’s probably worth it.
Designing Your Surgical Procedure: While the surgeon is responsible for performing the actual face lift, you too are an important partner in the procedure. You should be able to discuss your goals with the surgeon. You should be willing to point out the features you like and dislike about your face and find out what can be done to address those problem areas.
Full Face Lift: When an experienced surgeon recommends a full face lift, this will address many aspects of aging to provide you with optimal facial rejuvenation. Often, you will find that a surgeon recommends just one procedure for your face, which may not meet your goals of overall facial rejuvenation. In some cases, your face may look half done, with one part looking youthful and the rest of the face aged. This ends up making the one area treated more obvious. Often, a complete approach is better when it comes to facial rejuvenation surgery.
Understanding Risks and Limitations: It is necessary you understand the risks and limitations of the procedure. This will allow you to have realistic expectations and not be disappointed with the results. Although well-hidden, scarring is inevitable with most procedures. You should expect to have a better overall facial contour and shape. Face lifts cannot eliminate all flaws on your face and this should not be your goal. We expect improvement, not perfection. A face lift is meant to improve your facial appearance and make you look younger. By choosing the right cosmetic surgeon, you can maximize the chances of being satisfied with your result.
Finding the right facial plastic surgeon to help meet your goals is a very important part of the education process. If you are looking for natural facelift results, consult Dr. Nease today. At Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal are certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and they also hold other board certifications. Most notably, Dr. Nease is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nease has also performed more than 7,500 procedures in the field of cosmetic surgery. Southern Surgical Arts is solely dedicated to cosmetic surgery and uses the latest technology to ensure minimal downtime and scarring. If you want a natural and beautiful face lift, visit Southern Surgical Arts.