With advancements in technology making cosmetic plastic surgery more effective, efficient, and affordable, aesthetic surgical procedures have now become mainstream. In fact, facelifts are among the most common procedures requested out of all plastic surgeries. Before you commit to having a facelift performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, you should ask yourself these questions.
Why Am I Interested in a Facelift?
There are many reasons why people undergo a facelift. Some people want to improve sagging jowls and reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, while others are seeking a solution for a hollowed out appearance. It’s important to know why you want a facelift prior to consultation and have a list of questions ready specific to your goals and needs.
Am I Good Candidate for a Facelift?
If you’re new to the world of plastic surgery, there are a few things to keep in mind. As much as you may want a facelift, you cannot just ask for a facelift. There are certain requirements you need to meet before you can be considered a suitable candidate for this medical procedure.
To give you an idea, here’s an abbreviated list of the basic requirements for candidacy for a facelift:
- You have sagging skin or deep wrinkles
- You have jowls, or sagging tissue on the jaw
- You have lost volume in the midface region
- You have realistic expectations and understand the risks of surgery
You also need to be honest about your medical history. Let your surgeon know whether you smoke, drink regularly or use recreational drugs.
As with any type of cosmetic procedure, you need to have realistic expectations about your results. A facelift can certainly help you look and feel better about yourself, but you need to know that it won’t make you perfect. In addition, even less invasive types of facelifts are still a surgical procedures and come with the risks associated with any kind of surgical procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Prysi, he will explain the risks and ask for your informed consent to proceed with the procedure.
Is My Surgeon Board Certified?
Once you’ve chosen a prospect, you need to verify their credentials. Unfortunately, not every surgeon is certified to perform facial rejuvenation procedures. Although in your research, you may have become numb to the various abbreviations, accreditations, and certifications that seemingly every website has in common. However, only medical physicians who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Prysi, are qualified to perform these procedures.
What Are the Risks?
You also need to understand the risks that are involved with having a facelift. Although complications after a facelift are rare, they can happen. The most notable risks to look out for are infections, excessive bleeding, injury to facial nerves, and dissatisfying results after healing. Ask Dr. Prysi how he handles post-operative complications and what you should do if they arise.
Whether you’re convinced a facelift is right for you, or are considering all options to address your unique facial concerns, Prysi Cosmetic Surgery is here for you. Contact us today at 239-449-6489 for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Prysi, where you can learn more about facelifts and other procedures to treat your every facial rejuvenation need.