Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before a Facelift

Middle,Aged,Woman,Is,Thinking,About,Facelift.,40s,Woman,Looks facelift is a transformative procedure, but it is also a major surgery that requires expertise, skill, and precision to perform accurately. You should feel confident that the surgeon you have chosen will protect your health and prioritize your safety during treatment — and that they can deliver the results you’re hoping for.

These facelift questions are ideal to ask any plastic surgeon during an initial consultation. Consider saving this post or writing the questions down so you can easily refer to them during your appointment.

Credentials

It is important to ask your surgeon about their medical training and certification. You should only have your procedure performed by a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Be sure to ask the surgeon:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • How many years of surgical training have you had?
  • Did you specifically train in plastic surgery?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform facelifts? If so, where?
  • (For office procedures) Is your office’s surgical suite accredited by a national or state agency?

Experience

Although plastic surgeons must meet the same requirements to earn their board certification, they often pursue specialties. Regarding your facelift, it is best to work with a surgeon with extensive experience performing the procedure and supportive treatments, such as a neck lift and brow lift.

Questions to ask:

  • How many years have you performed facelifts?
  • How many facelift procedures have you performed?
  • Have you had additional training in facial surgery?
  • Do you often combine facelifts with other procedures? If so, which ones?

Procedure & Recovery

In addition to understanding the surgeon’s credentials and expertise, learning as much as possible about the facelift procedure and recovery timeline is important. During this period of questioning, be sure to note how the surgeon makes you feel. They should be knowledgeable but also caring and considerate.

Questions to ask:

  • Where and how will you perform my facelift?
  • How do you determine if I am a good facelift candidate?
  • How will you help me prepare for surgery?
  • What are common risks and side effects, and how are they handled?
  • Who can I contact if I experience complications during recovery?
  • How can I expect my face to change after surgery?
  • How long is the recovery process?
  • When will I meet with you after surgery?
  • What can I do if I am unhappy with the results?

Schedule a Facelift Consult With an Expert

Dr. Renato Saltz is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in face and body procedures. For eight years, he was an associate professor of plastic surgery and the director of the Summit Plastic Surgery Center at the University of Utah. He now focuses on helping his patients achieve the best results through personalized treatments at Saltz Plastic Surgery.

We would be delighted to help you feel amazing in your skin. If you are interested in a facelift in Salt Lake City, UT, you can contact our office at 801-274-9500. You can reach our Park City office at 435-655-6612. You can also send us a message online.

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