When it comes to facelifts, choosing the right surgeon is crucial for securing life-long results that you love. Here are the top 4 tips for choosing your facelift surgeon, courtesy of Dr. Brent here in Beverly Hills.
Firstly, What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure that millions of Americans use to smooth out facial wrinkles, remove excess skin, and lift and tighten the face.
There are three main variations of the facelift:
- The Mid-Facelift: Otherwise known as a “cheek lift”, the mid-facelift lifts the cheek and nose area to rid the face of frown lines and sagging jowls.
- The Mini Facelift: In direct contrast to the mid-facelift, the mini facelift specifically targets loose skin around the neck and jawline.
- The Non-Surgical Facelift: As the non-invasive and less permanent option, nonsurgical facelifts encompass treatments like thread lifts that use other methods to more subtly improve wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin.
Facelift patients frequently report higher levels of happiness and overall confidence post-treatment.
Top 4 Tips for Choosing Your Facelift Surgeon
Now that we’ve gone over the basics, let’s examine how to ensure the best results from your procedure.
#1: Ask For All Relevant Credentials and Accreditations
So you’ve found a surgeon that you think looks great. But how can you know for sure?
Well, for starters you need to ask for all relevant credentials and accreditations.
- Being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Being a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Having accredited operating status at a well-known hospital with a qualified care staff
Getting this information will ensure that you know that your chosen surgeon is respected in the medical community and is adhering to best medical practices.
#2: Review Previous Patient Testimonials
Another tip for finding a qualified plastic surgeon for your facelift is to review previous patient testimonials.
How content are previous patients with their results? How did they rank their experience, all the way from the initial consultation to the care they received at the hospital? What is the surgeon’s bedside manner like? Are photo reviews in line with the results you’re seeking for yourself?
These are all highly valuable pieces of information that cannot be replicated simply by talking to a surgeon one-on-one. Reviews can be found on the surgeon’s website, on their Google My Business listing, and on cosmetic surgery sites like RealSelf.
#3: Ask What Their Style Is For Facelifts
Like an artist, every surgeon is unique in the technique they utilize.
Dr. Brent, for example, uses the comprehensive 360 facelift approach. This approach maximizes the results of a traditional facelift by enhancing overall symmetry of the face, versus just one section of it. This yields to more beautiful and more permanent results.
Dr. Brent, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in cosmetic surgery.
He has invented several trademarked procedures, including the 360 Facelift–a natural 3D facelift procedure that is unique to him. He is one of only three surgeons in the world to have completed the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and a multitude of medical and scientific organizations.
#4: Trust Your Intuition
Last but certainly not least, trusting your intuition is key.
When meeting a surgeon for the first time, you should feel:
- Listened to
- And fully trusting of their capabilities and expectations for your results
If you are ready to listen to your intuition when speaking to our expert teams, take this as a sign to book a consultation at either of our Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara offices: we cannot wait to help you see the facelift results you deserve.