Choosing a Facelift Surgeon
At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, we recommend spending plenty of time researching before choosing a facelift surgeon. If you have decided to pursue facial plastic surgery, you have the power to maximize the likelihood of achieving excellent results by choosing a facelift surgeon with the right credentials and experience. Dr. Fredric Newman in Darien, CT, is a leading practitioner who recommends scrutinizing several important characteristics before choosing a facelift surgeon.
Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon
A consultation is a crucial step in evaluating a plastic surgeon. This meeting gives you the opportunity to evaluate the doctor's demeanor, communication skills, and credentials. Key questions to ask your surgeon include:
Are you board certified?
Doctors certified by organizations such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery have completed a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation. It is important to choose a board-certified surgeon. While board certification is by no means a guarantee of perfection, it certainly denotes experience and a dedication to training, ethics, and continuing education.
Dr. Newman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
How often do you perform facelift surgery?
In addition to being board certified, your cosmetic surgeon should perform facelift surgery frequently. You should also ask to see photos and testimonials by the doctor's patients. This information can provide valuable insight regarding the surgeon's skill and track record.
How often do you have to perform revision surgery?
No surgeon is capable of perfection, but a select few are capable of providing consistently outstanding results. You have every right to ask how often a surgeon must revise his or her own work, and to ask why these revisions were necessary.
Can you explain your approach to facelift surgery?
There is more than one way to perform a facelift, and every patient has different needs. Your doctor should spend time discussing your concerns and goals. He or she should also offer an individualized recommendation with a clear explanation of the treatment plan. While a facelift involves many highly technical aspects, an excellent surgeon can explain his or her approach in simple, accessible terms.