A facelift currently ranks among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US. Best outcomes with facelift can be achieved when the surgeon customizes the procedure according to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals. To understand these specific needs, the surgeon will schedule a pre-operative consultation with the patient.
The initial consultation will also provide an opportunity to the patient to ask questions and clear their doubts and concerns. The surgeon will provide pre- and post-op care instructions at the time of consultation. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide facelift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.
As a first step in the consultation process, the surgeon will evaluate whether the patient is a good candidate for facelift plastic surgery. They will examine the patient’s current health condition and review their past health records. If the patient suffers from an underlying medical condition, it may have to be treated first before proceeding with the surgery. The surgeon may also ask the patient to alter the schedule of certain current medications.
Medical tests or skin allergy tests may be ordered in a few cases. The surgeon will review the patient’s age, skin type, degree of skin laxity in the face, and overall face and neck profile to determine whether facelift should be performed independently or in combination with neck lift, facial implants, liposuction, brow lift or Botox and dermal filler injections.
Assessing Cosmetic Goals
During the consultation, the surgeon will need to know the precise reasons why the patient wants to undergo facelift, and what about their face may be bothering them. Some patients seek substantive facial enhancement to take several years off their face, while some others may want to look their age, but seek subtle improvements to have a pleasant, smooth facial skin.
The surgeon will recommend the most appropriate facelift technique based on the patient’s unique aesthetic goals, and will decide whether an additional procedure may be helpful. The surgeon will use the patient’s inputs to create a customized surgical plan for facelift. Accomplished cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
The consultation opportunity will be used by the surgeon to educate the patient about all aspects of facelift surgery and discuss its pros and cons. Patient will gain insights about the surgeon’s practice as well as specific insights into the procedure, which will help them make an informed choice.
Some surgeons may prefer to present facelift before and after images during the initial consultation in order to help the patient develop reasonable expectations. Testimonials and reviews of previous patients may also be shown to let the patient understand the procedure from the perspective of other patients.
In addition to specific pre- and post-op care instructions, the surgeon will guide the patient about arranging for transportation on the day of surgery as well as aftercare, if required. Guidance on insurance and financing issues may also be provided.
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