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Choosing the Right Facelift Surgeon By Dr. Fredric Newman on September 11, 2023


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How do I choose a surgeon for my facelift?

Arguably, the single most important part of facelift surgery is choosing the right surgeon. Your face, after all, is a delicate, prominent, and highly personal area where there is absolutely no room for error during a surgical procedure. Of course, no one wants an error during internal surgery either, but plastic surgery, especially facial plastic surgery, comes with the added component that everyone will see the results of your surgery every day.

You can see why selecting a surgeon is a critical step in the facelift consideration process. While the process of choosing the right surgeon for you may be extensive, it doesn't have to be complicated.

Review Their Qualifications

Reviewing a surgeon's qualifications thoroughly is paramount when making an informed choice. Seeking a surgeon who has substantial experience and expertise in performing facelifts will ensure that they have a high-level understanding of even the most nuanced and possibly unusual factors involved with the procedure.

Ensure that the plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which requires that several specialized prerequisites be met for certification and find out if they are members of any other associations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Whether the surgeon performs facelifts in their own facility or in a separate surgical facility, check the accreditation of the surgical setting to make sure that safety measures are followed. Don't hesitate to ask specific questions about how many facelifts they perform each year, what their revision rate is, and if there are certain techniques or methods they feel that they are more adept with than others.

Accept Nothing Less Than Transparency

A reputable surgeon understands the importance of clear communication, and they and their staff should openly discuss all costs and fees associated with a facelift. This includes not only the surgical fee itself but also any potential additional expenses, such as anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care. A surgeon who prioritizes transparency should ensure that you have a detailed understanding of the financial aspects of the procedure.

In addition, if any portion of the procedure or care might be covered by insurance, they should be willing to work with your insurance provider. By choosing a surgeon who is committed to open and honest financial discussion, you can start your facelift journey with confidence, knowing that your financial well-being is valued and your surgical experience overall will be as smooth as possible.

Browse Their Patient Testimonials

While it's important to have a comprehensive discussion with the surgeon and their support staff, it's also critical to get information from a secondary source. One of the best sources of information is word of mouth, so reviews and testimonials are a fantastic way to determine the overall quality of a surgeon's work.

Through testimonials, you can learn nuanced information about the surgeon that you might not get during a facelift consultation. Patient testimonials may bring up factors such as bedside manner and discuss the demeanor of the surgeon prior to surgery and immediately afterward. Was the surgeon compassionate? Were they sensitive to pain levels or other medical concerns? Reviews may also discuss follow-ups and aftercare. Did the surgeon spend sufficient time at the first follow-up appointment and take time to answer questions, or was it rushed?

If there are enough online testimonials, they may even be able to paint a picture of expertise or the surgeon's true specialties. A large percentage of patients might say they were thrilled with their facelift or rhinoplasty, but an equal amount might say they were disappointed in their tummy tuck. Finding a surgeon who truly specializes in facelifts, or the particular cosmetic surgery you're seeking, is optimal for the highest quality results.

Be Satisfied With Their Answers to Your Questions

Regardless of your questions, from technical surgical questions, to expressing fears or concerns, to the specifics about the timeline for recovery, a potential surgeon should be thorough and forthcoming with their answers and ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the entire process. If a surgeon makes you feel pressured, rushed, or uncomfortable in any way, they may not be a "bad" surgeon, but they are likely not a good fit for you and your particular needs.

Dr. Fredric Newman Checks All The Boxes

Harvard and Yale-educated with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Fredric Newman has performed thousands of facelifts using his signature facelift technique, which offers incredibly natural-looking results. Dr. Newman understands the nuances of facelift surgery, and his technique is precise, steady, and not rushed, with unmatched attention to detail. This equals a facelift with minimal discomfort, minimal complications, and absolutely stellar results. With his own accredited surgical suite, excellent patient relation services, and concierge nursing care both pre- and postoperatively, Dr. Newman's facelift experience is unmatched. Book your consultation today at (203) 656-9999.

Fairfield County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman


Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

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